Elephant Encouter

Price:  £150/£230
Duration:  Up to 45 minutes
Meeting point:  Visitor Services
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Elephant Encounter - New for 2024!

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Come face to trunk with one of our magnificent Asian elephants during our Elephant Encounter.

Join our expert elephant keepers behind the scenes at Project Elephant Base Camp. You’ll have the opportunity to find out about our herd of Asian elephants, learn how we look after them and have a tour of the elephant enclosure.

For more information, please see the tabs below.

Dates & Price

Price: £150 for one person and £230 for two people (includes zoo admission). 

Dates: You will have up until the 30th April 2024 to book and complete your interaction, an extension will not be given. Please note we have limited availability at weekends and school holidays so please allow plenty of time to redeem your voucher.

 

What to expect

Come face to trunk with one of our magnificent Asian elephants during our Elephant Encounter.

Join our expert elephant keepers behind the scenes at Project Elephant Base Camp. You’ll have the opportunity to find out about our herd of Asian elephants, learn how we look after them and have a tour of the elephant enclosure.

All activities are done through a protective barrier and you will not be in the same enclosed area as the elephant at any time during the experience.

We only accept one booking per slot, so your interaction will be exclusive to you… and your friends if you can bring yourself to share! All activities are done through a protective barrier and you will not be in the same enclosed area as the elephant at any time during the interaction.

Each interaction lasts for up to 45 minutes and you will be free to enjoy the zoo for the remainder of the day. This interaction includes admission into the zoo and you’ll also get a complimentary car park pass and certificate.

What you need to know

  • Prices: £150 for one person and £230 for two people.
  • Dates: Gift vouchers are initially for dates to be released for 2024. The interaction will take place on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • You will have up until 30th April 2024 to book and complete your interaction, an extension will not be given. Please note we have limited availability at weekends and school holidays so please allow plenty of time to redeem your voucher.
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Start time: TBC
  • Interaction includes entry into the zoo for the day.
  • Any additional requirements, please let us know so we can accommodate your needs where possible.

Buy a gift voucher

Sorry, gift vouchers are unavailable to purchase at the moment for this interaction. We are currently only taking bookings for outstanding gift vouchers.

  • Specific Terms & Conditions

    • You must be at least 18 years old to participate in this experience.
    • All vouchers will be emailed after booking. 
    • Gift voucher codes must be inputted when booking a date.
    • Gift vouchers are non-refundable so please ensure you have read all terms and conditions for your chosen interaction before purchasing.
    • For visitors with disabilities – Please check here for specific details regarding accessibility.
    • Full terms & conditions can be found here.
    • Unfortunately, not all of our Animal Interactions are suitable for everyone, including those with any relevant phobias or severe allergies. Please read the specific terms and conditions for further information or contact us on 01253 830805 for advice before purchasing.
    • Unfortunately, this experience is not suitable for wheelchair users, pregnant women or people with epilepsy.

The purchase of additional non-participating guests can be made on the day of the experience at Visitor Services and they can only access the zoo after 10.00am. This interaction will take place behind the scenes and in staff-only areas which are not visible or accessible to non-participating guests. 

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