February half-term family fun at the zoo

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There will be plenty of fun for all the family at the zoo this February half-term.

The chance to fly a barn owl, hand feed one of the zoo’s majestic giraffes and even meet and greet the family of Californian sealions are just a few of the daily animal encounters families can get involved in from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st February (Sealion meet and greet available from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st only).

A jam-packed extended programme of educational talks will also be happening throughout the week and loved-up visitors will be able to complete the Valentine’s zoo trail.

For those who like to plan ahead, we have a whole host of animal experiences including fence feeding a tiger and tickling a tapir, which are available all year round and can be booked via the zoo’s reception.

Our daily animal encounters are available to be booked on the day of visit from the Main Gift Shop. Tickets are limited so spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Prices start from £10.

The animal experiences require a pre-booking at reception. Prices start from £60.

We’re open!!

Visitor numbers will be limited each day and everyone, including members, will need to book online to guarantee entry. Please ensure your choose the correct date as tickets are non-refundable and dates can not be changed.

From Saturday 8th August - A face covering must be worn in all indoor areas of the zoo unless you declare that you have a government listed exemption or are under the age of 11. You may be refused admission if you attempt to visit the zoo without a face covering and don’t declare an exemption.

You can find out everything we're doing to keep our visitors, staff and animals safe here.