Spend 20 minutes behind the scenes with our keepers and the Giant Tortoises, learning about their personalities! This is your chance to feed a giant and find out about how they live in the wild. You can even get the chance to give them a scratch! Encounters are at 2.30pm daily and must be prebooked.



Due to current Covid-19 restrictions and our dedication to visitor, staff and animal safety, currently all animal encounters except our Giant Tortoise Encounter are postponed. This means that we are unable to sell or provide the encounters at this current time. 

As a zoo, we have made this decision to operate best practice with covid safety, and while we are not legally obligated to keep Covid-19 measures in place, we feel that this a safe approach. We will continue to review the situation throughout the summer. Please accept our apologies for any disappointment this may cause.

The safety of Participants, Staff and Animals is very important to us and with Covid restrictions still in place we are unable to deliver our encounters to their full extent at the moment.

If you have an animal encounter booked with us, please be assured that the validity of your encounter will be extended indefinitely and we will be in contact with you as soon as we have further information.

For more information please contact our friendly team on 01275 852606.

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