Giraffe Encounter

Get up close and hands-on with Genny and Kito and experience what it is like to feed a Giraffe.

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.

As the office is currently closed, 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. When the office is able to reopen, we will send an email to the recipient to ask them to book in their date.

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

A smiling woman stands feeding a Giraffe some browse.

Spend 20 minutes behind the scenes with our keepers and meet the Giraffes, learning about their personalities. This is your chance to experience feeding a Giraffe and learn about their conservation status.

Who is it for?

The encounter can be booked for up to 4 people but all individuals must be aged 6 or over (children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult participant). Due to health and safety reasons children under the age of 6  including infants are not permitted behind the scenes with giraffes. 

When is it available?

Monday - Saturday at 2pm for 20 minutes behind the scenes.

Please ensure you arrive at the zoo at least 15 minutes before your encounter begins. 

What does the encounter cost?

£30* per participant or £50* for 2 participants (discount automatically applied at checkout, one discount per transaction)

*Please note this price does not include zoo entry.


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