Animal experiences

Bristol Zoo animal experiences

We offer a range of gift experience ideas, perfect for animal lovers or for those friends or relatives who have everything! When you buy a Bristol Zoo gift experience you will be directly contributing towards the upkeep of the animals and supporting the conservation of threatened species.

Meet & greets

Make your visit extra special; Meet and Greets are unique, one-on-one experiences. They last for half an hour and you can choose to meet meerkats, penguins, fruit bats, giant tortoises, lemurs or, bugs.

Your experience will include:

  • Entry into the Zoo for you and a guest*
  • 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.

*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. If you are purchasing a meet and greet experience for two people then entry to the zoo is included for both participants only.

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.

Cost

Meet & Greets cost £60 for one person or £90 for two people to take part (inc. VAT). The maximum number of people that can take part in a Meet and Greet is two.

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Please note the red panda and penguin experience is now fully booked for 2015.

Tuesdays

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

Thursdays

Fruit bat - 11:30 book online
Meerkats - 13:45 book online

Fridays

​Bug World - 11:00 book online
Lemurs - 13:00 book online
Meerkats - 13:45 book online

Booking

To make a booking over the phone please call our experiences team directly on 01179 747 328 or 01179 747 388. Alternatively, you can contact reception on 0117 974 7300 or email bookingsteam@bristolzoo.org.uk for more information. Gift vouchers are also available. Click here to buy today.

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.

Cancellations and Amendments
We have a no refund policy for all experiences at Bristol Zoo. If you wish to rearrange or cancel your experience please see our policy below.

  • Changes made up to 8 weeks prior to the experience date incur a £20 change and can only be made once.
  • No changes to the date are allowed less than 8 weeks before the experience.  
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations. If you wish to cancel your experience date, you will be placed on a cancellation list and will be given the opportunity to rebook onto a date in the future should someone else cancel or not attend their experience. A £20 admin charge is applicable for this service.
  • If you need to rearrange or cancel your experience please contact our experiences team directly on 01179 747 328 or 01179 747 388. If no one is available to take your call please leave a message with your name, contact number and booking reference number and a brief explanation and we will call you back as soon as possible.

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