Tickle a Tapir

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They're inquisitive, friendly and they love a good tickle.

Price: £60.00 for one person or £90.00 for two people
Time: Various
Schedule: Available Thursday to Monday
Age: 8 years and over

Experience includes

Accompanied by one of our keepers, you'll be heading inside the tapir enclosure to meet these gentle creatures. As you hand feed them some of their favourite foods, you'll see their strange looking snouts at work as they sniff out their snacks. Then it's time to get down to business... it's tickle time! 

Each experience will be exclusive to you and you will be working on a one-to-one basis with our keepers, however if you would like to share this experience with a friend you can book for two people. 

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

You can purchase a voucher for this experience below - great for yourself or as a gift! 



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, they can purchase one observer ticket for the special rate of £10. Please note, it is maximum one observer and they are not allowed to participate in any experiences and will not be allowed in any non-public areas.  Any additional friends or family members can purchase tickets at the normal rate and observe from public areas during the zoo's opening hours.

This experience is suitable for anyone aged 8 years and over, anyone under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a supervising adult (included in the price). Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Alternatively, you can buy in person by visiting reception or by calling 01253 830801.

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!