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Meet & greets

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You can now book online! 

Our zoo meet and greet experiences are great for getting up-close and hands-on with the animals, making a visit to the Zoo extra special and even more memorable.

Bristol Zoo meet and greets are unique, one-on-one experience with either the meerkats, penguins, red pandas, giant tortoises or lemurs. Please see the table below for specific dates and times for these experiences.

Your meet & greet experience will include

  • Entry into the Zoo for you and a friend
  • An introductory briefing by one of our animal keepers
  • Going behind the scenes of an animal enclosure
  • Coming face to face with the animals
  • Complimentary drink in the Coral Café
  • The opportunity to ask our keepers any questions you may have.

The zoo meet and greet experience is available for adults and children over the age of 6 years old, however children between the ages of 6 to 15 years old must be accompanied by a spectating parent/guardian.

* Please note your family member/friend will not be able to join you in any of the enclosures, if they would like to take photographs this is allowed

Meet & greet experiences dates and times :

* The Red Panda experience is fully booked unitl June 2015.

Fridays.

Animal Time

Red panda - book online

*The red panda experience is now fully booked until June 2015.

11:00
Penguins - book online 11:45
Lemurs - book online 13:00
Meerkats - book online 13:45

Thursdays.

Animal Time

Red panda - book online

*The red panda experience is now fully booked until June 2015.

10:00
Meet Tarquin the Coati and the stars of the Amazing Animal show* - book online 10:45
Fruit bat - book online 11:30
Meerkats - book online 13:45

* Get up close and personal with Tarquin the Coati, plus go behind the scenes for the chance to meet some of the stars of the Amazing Animal show!

Tuesdays.

Animal Time
Penguins book online 09:30

Red Panda book online

*The red panda experience is now fully booked until June 2015.

11:00
Fruit Bats 11:45
Lemurs book online 13:00
Meerkats book online 13:45

Restrictions

Regrettably certain guests will be unable to take part including people with relevant phobias or known allergies; pregnant women; and immunocompromised individuals.  Whilst every effort is made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this cannot always be achieved; please contact Bristol Zoo for advice before purchasing.

Cost

Meet & greets cost £60 per person* (inc. VAT).

Booking

You can now book online by clicking on the 'buy online' link next to your chosen 'meet and greet' animal. 

Please contact our experiences team directly on 01179 747 328 or 01179 747 388 if no one is able to take your call, please leave a message with your experience choice, preferred date, name and contact telephone number anda member of the team will call you back.

Cancellations:

Please see our new policy.

*Plus £30 for an additional guest. 

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