Meet The Meerkats Experience

Come meet the Meerkats!!!



Come meet our inquisitive Meerkat mob and pups. Book a Meerkats Experience Today!

* * PLEASE NOTE: If availability allows you can also book this experience upon arrival at the zoo, just ask our visitor team. **


*You can book online for a maximum of 6 participants.


Our Meet the Meerkats Experience gives you the opportunity to get up close to these highly sociable and fascinating creatures, helping to feed the animals their favourite snacks and learn about their way of life. This unique experience is available daily at 10:30am and is limited to a maximum group size of six.


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*Please note that this is only suitable for children aged 5 years and over.


Are you buying this experience as a gift? If you don’t want to book a date you can buy a keeper experience gift voucher by clicking here,then  just pick the experience from the list and the recipient can phone and book their experience with us.


Zoo admission is included in the price for the participant. Normal admission tickets are required for accompanying adults and children.


To avoid disappointment we do advise that you pre-book your place, but subject to availability you may be able to upgrade your ticket on the day at our admissions desk.

Meet The Meerkats Experience
Meet The Meerkats Experience
Meet The Meerkats Experience

What’s included


  • Your session will begin with a safety briefing
  • You will then enter the meerkat enclosure with a zoo keeper for approx. 20 mins
  • Opportunity to feed them their favourite snacks
  • Close interaction – watch them foraging for food, hear how they communicate
  • Discover where they are from, why they have black rings around their eyes and how their hierarchy works.
  • All participants will receive a special commemorative certificate.

Terms and conditions / Experience info


  • General admission is included in the Meet the Meerkats experience.
  • Participants should arrive at the meeting point 10:25am for a prompt 10:30am start.
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for this experience.
  • Maximum of 6 participants per experience. Children must be at least 5 years of age and be accompanied by an adult. Each adult needs to pay normal zoo admission prices and must remain outside of but nearby the enclosure for the duration of the experience.
  • Participants must listen to the keeper at all times. Your safety as well as the welfare of all animals is our main priority. The keeper can stop the encounter or ask participants to exit the meerkat enclosure at any time should they feel it necessary.
  • Disabilities: Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer who takes full responsibility for the adherence of health and safety and welfare protocols. Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access available for this experience.
  • People with illnesses affecting their immune system, pregnant or nursing women or women who have given birth in the last months cannot participate in the experience. 
  • Crocodiles of the World reserve the right to cancel the experience at any point for animal welfare reasons.




  • If we receive notice of your cancellation or booking change more than 28 days in advance you will not lose any of the cost of your experience.
  • If we receive notice of your cancellation or booking change between 14 and 28 days in advance you will lose 50% of the cost of your experience.
  • If we receive notice of your cancellation or booking change less than 14 days in advance you will lose 100% of the cost of your experience.
  • In order to cover our costs, we will also charge an administrative fee of £10.00 for each cancelled or rebooked place

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, please read our FAQ page which may have the information you need. If you need any further assistance or have queries regarding your visit, please contact us.