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, red panda, giant tortoise or lemurs.

Watch our giant tortoise meet and greet video below! 

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 Hide Cafe Restaurant
  • 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.


Red Panda or Penguin Meet & Greets cost £75 for one person or £105 for two people to take part (inc. VAT). 

Lemur, Meerkat, Fruit Bat or Giant Tortoise Meet & Greets cost £69 for one and £99 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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Penguins - 09:30 book online (Sold out until June 2018)

Red Panda - 11:00 book online (Sold out for 2018)

Fruit Bats - 11:45 book online

Lemurs -  13:00 book online

Meerkats - 13: 45 book online


Red Panda - 10:00 book online (Sold out for 2018)

Fruit bat - 11:30 book online

Meerkats - 13:45 book online


Red Pandas - 11:00 book online (Sold out for 2018)

Penguins (not in school holidays) - 11:45 book online (Sold out until June 2018)

Lemurs - 13:00 book online

Meerkats - 13:45 book online

Giant tortoise - 11:45 (only during school holidays) book online


Alternatively please call 0117 4285 417 or 0117 4285 419. Or contact reception on 0117 4285 300 or email for more information. 

Gift vouchers are also available. Click here to buy today.


Please read our Terms and Conditions

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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