Animal Encounters

Twycross Zoo Animal Encounters

Make your day even more memorable with an animal encounter, a once in a lifetime experience.

An animal encounter is the perfect way to get up close and personal with some of your favourite animals, plus a chance to pick the brains of our knowledgeable keepers.

With four species to choose from, penguins, meerkats, otters and now giraffes, what a fantastic way to make a great day out even greater!

Not only will you have a wonderful time and memories to take home forever, but you will also be contributing to the zoo’s conservation work helping to save animals from extinction.

With every animal encounter participants take home an experience gift pack which includes a certificate and a small cuddly toy.

Prices do not include admission to the zoo, get 10% off entrance if booked with experience.

Whether you’re looking for a unique gift or a treat for yourself, our animal encounters are a truly special experience…

 

Humboldt Penguins – £65 (up to 4 people)

Penguins are one of our most popular animals and these fascinating birds all have their own individual and unique characters.

On this experience you will be amarlin-penguin-at-Twycross-Zooble to encounter some really special up close moments, feed them fish and quiz our keepers about these amazing aquatic birds.

This is an unusual, once in a lifetime feeding experience not to be missed!

T&Cs

  • Minimum age of 6.
  • Each child under 16 must be accompanied by one adult.
  • This experience is suitable for wheelchair users.
  • All participants need to wear gloves during the experience and follow instruction from the keepers.
  • Participants must wear sturdy, closed toe shoes.
  • The experience normally takes place during the public penguin parade.
  • Not all penguins will be involved in the experience.

Meerkats – £65 (up to 4 people)

Meercat thumbAn unusual feeding experience not to be missed where you will meet our cheeky and charismatic meerkats!

Are you a dipper or a shaker?

Will you dip your hand into the bag of live crickets and the pot of live mealworms, in order to feed the meerkats?

Or will you shake the live food out of the bag for these fascinating and curious animals?

T&Cs
  • Minimum age of 7
  • All participants need to wear gloves during the experience and follow instructions from the keeper.
  • Participants must wear sturdy closed toe shoes and long trousers/jeans.
  • Scarves and bags will need to left with another person outside the enclosure.
  • There are restrictions on wheelchair/disabled access. However, this can be explained at booking.

Giraffes – £75 (up to 5 people)

Our newest animal encounter of them all, the Giraffe encounter!

Go behind the scenes and get closer than you ever imagined with the tallest land animals, making your day at the zoo one to ngiraffe-thumb-1ever forget!

This is a very special opportunity to meet and feed our giraffes and ask the keepers any questions you may have.

T&Cs

  • Price is for up to 5 people.
  • Minimum age of 5.
  • This experience is suitable for wheelchair users.
  • All participants need to wear gloves during the experience and follow instruction.
  • There are restrictions on wheelchair/disabled access. However, this can be explained at booking.

Oriental Small-Clawed Otters – £65 (up to 4 people)

You will get the chance to meet and feed our family of energetic otters.

Watch the otters come out of their holt, swim across the pool and sit at the edge waiting to be fed.

The otters will squeak when they are waiting for you to throw them their fish and meat. Otter thumb

A truly memorable experience!

T&Cs

  • Minimum age of 6.
  • This experience is suitable for wheelchair users.
  • All participants need to wear gloves during the experience and follow instruction.
  • There are restrictions on wheelchair/disabled access. However, this can be explained at booking.
 

Please note: we can’t guarantee an animal will want to feed. Just like humans they sometimes just aren’t hungry… but this is rare! In extreme circumstances we may have to cancel a feed.

 

Booking

 Please call our Bookings Team; 01827 883 140

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm