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Meet & greets

Lemur animal experience at Bristol Zoo

You can now book online! 
 
These 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.
 
This is a 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 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 :

Fridays only:

Animal Time

Red panda - book online

*Please note, due to the high popularity of the red panda meet and greet experience, availability is limited for the remainder of 2014. The next available slots are in September 2014.*

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

Thursdays only

Animal Time

Red panda - book online

*Please note, due to the high popularity of the red panda meet and greet experience, availability is limited for the remainder of 2014. The next available slots are in September 2014.*

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 only:

Animal Time
Penguins - book online 09:30

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. 

Or you can book over the phone by contacting our experiences team on 01179 747 328 or 01179 747 388 or emailing  receptionist@bristolzoo.org.uk.

Cancellations:

  • If we have 14 days or more notice of cancellation – 50% will be refundable
  • If we receive less than 14 days notice of cancellation – we regret that no refund or alternative date will be possible
  • The experience is transferable to another date if we receive no less than 14 days' notice. The experience is transferable to another individual.
  • If Bristol Zoo Gardens cancels then alternative dates will be offered, if no dates can be found a full refund will be arranged

*Plus £30 for an additional guest. 

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