African Lion Experience

One-to-one experience behind the scenes with our African Lions and our Big Cat Keepers.

COVID19 Update

Thank you for supporting the zoo at this time, this means a great deal to us as providing care for our animals, whilst closed, incurs considerable costs. 

Due to COVID, we have set up an automated gift voucher for you to add the recipient's name and a personalised message to send directly to them. The office is now open and we are processing all sales, please bear with us whilst we get through them all. We will send the confirmation pack to the recipient and it will ask them to book in their date.

*Due to the high popularity, please be aware that all experiences spaces for 2020 are now booked. If you are booking an experience, please be prepared to wait until 2021 for your experience. Please call the office for more details on 01275852606. 

Please note, that all our experiences, encounters, adoptions, tickets and memberships will have their validity extended to cover the closure period of the zoo.


Be prepared to get up close, really close, with our majestic Lions.  Find out what it's really like to be a Zoo keeper as you help with daily enclosure maintenance and food preparation. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you feed the Big Cats their breakfast and enjoy watching the Cats play with their daily enrichment. All whilst learning some fantastic facts from our highly experienced keepers. 

What else is included?

Our African Lion Keeper Experience souvenir pack includes free day entry to the zoo for the participant, a personalised certificate of achievement and a complimentary T-shirt to remember your experience.

When is it available?

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8am- 10am.

This experience would be the perfect gift for a friend or relative or even just a treat for yourself. Are you ready for an exciting and exclusive day out? Don't forget your camera!

Terms and Conditions


Please call our bookings team on 01275 852606 if you have any questions or additional needs.

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