We shall update this FAQ as and when things change, so do keep checking prior to visiting.
When are you open?
We are open daily. Our opening hours differ for weekdays and weekends. Off-peak (Mon-Fri) opening hours are 10am-5pm and peak-time hours (Sat/Sun) are 9am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm. The zoo is closed for one hour at lunch for cleaning.
Do I need to pre-book tickets?
Yes, we are limiting visitor numbers and will review these numbers regularly. You therefore need to book in advance to guarantee entry.
Can I book for a specific day?
Yes, the booking system will only let you book a specific day and weekend tickets require booking either the morning or afternoon session. These can be booked on the day of your visit if allocation allows. Tickets are not transferrable, so you must visit on your allocated date and am/pm session.
Do I have to arrive at the start of the session?
No, you can arrive at any time during the day (off-peak) or your morning or afternoon session (peak-time), but last entry will be one hour before the session ends. We are seeing queues for the start of each session and so if you’d rather avoid this we’d advise you arrive after the start of the session i.e 9:45am rather than 9am.
I have a season ticket, how do I book?
Please call the zoo directly to book your place and our visitor team will sort this for you. Please email email@example.com or telephone 01993 846353 (please note that email is preferred if possible). If you’d like to purchase a season ticket you can upgrade your ticket upon arrival, but you do still need to book.
I have a Zoo admission gift voucher, how do I book?
Please call the zoo directly to book your place and our visitor team will sort this for you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01993 846353 (please note that email is preferred if possible)
I have an E-ticket that was purchased before the zoo closed – can I just turn up?
We need to monitor visitor numbers carefully so please call the zoo directly to book your place and guarantee entry. Please email email@example.com or telephone 01993 846353 (please note that email is preferred if possible) Please note that anyone who purchased or had a valid E-ticket prior to closure will have the expiry extended until Dec 1st 2020. Any queries, please get in touch.
My keeper experience was cancelled due to the zoo being closed, can I re-book?
Please be assured that we will help you to re-bookk your experience, if you haven’t already been in tojuch with us, please contact us asap to sort this out.
Can I book a Keeper Experience?
Yes you can. Please see our keeper experiences page.
I have a gift voucher for zoo entry/keeper experience that expired whilst the zoo was closed. What shall I do?
Please don’t worry, just email our visitor team and they will advise you on your specific voucher. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, voucher number and expiry date.
Do I have to wear a face mask?
Yes, from Saturday 8th August 2020 face masks/coverings are compulsory at indoor visitor attractions. This does not apply to children under 11 years or those who are exempt.
Is the Croc café and Croc Shop be open?
Yes, the Croc Cafe will also be serving light snacks and refreshments. Please pay by credit/debit card. Croc Shop is open to purchase zoo souvenirs and merchandise. Please pay by credit/debit card.
Is the one-way system accessible for wheelchairs?
Yes, the one way system allows for accessibility for wheelchairs users/pushchairs.
Can I bring a picnic?
You are very welcome to bring a picnic and our benches are socially spaced.
Will there be any talks, feeds or photo experiences?
There will be no scheduled talks or feeds, but our keepers will be continuing their daily duties of caring and feeding the animals, as well as keeper experiences, which you are welcome to watch whilst maintaining social distancing. You can have your fun photos taken, but there will be no alligator handling with this.