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If you’ve ever enjoyed our amazing sealion display, you must have wondered how our trainers work with such intelligent animals? Now you can find out for yourself!

Price: £10 for Meet & Greet. From £125.00 for Trainer Experience.
Time: Various
Schedule: Varies by season. Sealion experiences only run April to October. FULLY BOOKED.
Age: 3 years and over for Meet & Greet. 12 years and over for Trainer Experience.

Experience includes

They might be the stars of the display, but they love meeting new people. They'll even give you a round of applause if you want! 

Sealion Meet & Greet

Come and meet one of our Californian sealions, but make sure you're photo ready as they're certainly not camera shy!

These unique experiences are not available during winter months, but run from Easter with limited availability. 

We can't take advance bookings for these experiences, so you'll need to visit us in the seasonal Gift Shop, Gift Shack' when you arrive at the zoo. Spaces are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Sealion Meet & Greets are just £10 per person and can only be booked on arrival at the zoo. The experience is suitable for anyone over the age of 3. 

Children aged 3-15 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Availability may be subject to time of year and weather conditions. Because nature is unpredictable and the welfare of our animals is paramount, routines and itineraries may be adjusted without notice.  Member discount is not available on this experience.

Sealion Trainer Experience

For a more action packed sealion experience, why not join our trainers for a morning by the pool. You'll be taken behind the scenes of our Active Oceans arena, where you'll be assisting our trainers in getting ready for the day ahead. After a crash course in animal training, you'll be taking centre stage during a display as you help wow our visitors!

Your experience packages also includes entry to the zoo, a parking pass, drink and biscuits voucher, guidebook, certificate, mug, fridge magnet, pen, car sticker, badge pin and a voucher for 10% off in our gift shops.

This experience is suitable for anyone aged 12 years and over, anyone under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a supervising adult (included in the price). You will be working with our trainers from 9.00am to 12.30pm.

After purchasing your vouchers, please call us to book a date for the experience. If you would like to bring a friend with you for the day, you can purchase one observer ticket for the special rate of £10. Please note, observers are not allowed to participate in any experiences and will not be allowed in any non-public areas. Any additional friends or family can purchase zoo tickets at the normal rate and can observe from public areas during the zoo's opening hours.

Voucher are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. This experience is not available during weekends.


Because nature is unpredictable and the welfare of our animals is paramount, routines and itineraries may be adjusted without notice.

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Children under three are free!