Have you always wanted to get a closer look at our incredible animals?

Our photography days and twilight experiences allow a select number of guests special access to the zoo with the chance to get up close to some of our famous residents and the final spaces are now available.

Are you interested in wildlife photography? 

Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to build up your portfolio or a curious beginner wanting to try your hand at animal photography, our photography experiences cater to every level – All you need is a camera!

The experiences are led by our expert photographer Jason Brown. For the Big Cat Twilight Experience, the zoo’s inhabitants really come to life. Jason leads guests on a tour throughout the venue after our customers and members have left and the gates have closed. New for 2018 is the Tropical House Photographic Experience Day.

On hand to answer questions and offer technical tips, Jason will help you to get the perfect shot while sharing details of his lengthy experience as a successful photographer. Being granted access to areas that are usually restricted to the public means that you can snap your spectacular shot of our endangered and exotic species.


Peter, a participant on our Big Cat Twilight Experience, said: ” This is a father’s day gift from my son and it’s even better than I could have imagined. I can’t believe how lively the animals get after dark!

“Jason was adamant that we take as much time as we needed and he wouldn’t let us leave each section until we were happy with the shots we had taken.”

“He lets you dictate the pace and made us all feel really comfortable. I’ve been taken pictures for over five years and photography is a real hobby of mine, but Jason showed me some settings and skills I hadn’t heard of before. It enhanced both the course and my pictures. The group was a mix of beginners and professionals but we all took something away from the experience.”