Animal experiences

White Rhino

To all our valued supporters

As you cannot visit us at the moment we have temporarily suspended all animal experiences as of Friday 20 March.

If you have a booking for March or April the team will be in touch very shortly. Rebooking will be organised once we know when we will reopen and will be rebooked in order. If you have a gift voucher for an experience you will be able to contact us when we reopen to book these, you do not need to contact us now.

In line with government advice to minimise the numbers of staff on-site, I am sure you will understand that we are focussing all our attentions and on-site staffing towards essential animal welfare only. As a result, until we have further information on re-opening, we regret that we will not be able to answer or deal with individual queries and questions, either from direct email, letter and phone call or via social media. Therefore, please don’t contact us for the time being. Thank you so much for your patience during these testing times. 

We look forward to welcoming you again soon and in the meantime, please keep an eye on our social media and website where we will be updating you.  


Here at Marwell Zoo, our day experiences offer you the chance to get closer to our amazing animals than ever before. From joining in at feeding times to helping the zookeepers out on their daily tasks, you're sure to have a memorable experience in our animal encounters!

You can rest assured that our zoo experience days will get you closer than ever before. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or if you're wondering if there are any animal experiences near you, we've got plenty of options here at Marwell Zoo for you to choose from.

Each one of our day experiences comes with a selection of goodies - and they sell out fast so be sure to book early. It’s a once in a lifetime experience!

For more information about any of our animal experiences, please do not hesitate to get in touch, as a member of our team will be more than willing to assist with any queries you may have. To find out more or book your experience now please call our Fundraising office on 01962 777988 or email

First Time at The Zoo!!

I was so excited to be taking our daughter to the zoo for the first time. We had such an amazing day out!!! I keep thinking about our time at the zoo and about the beautiful animals!!! The only downsides were the weather wasn't that good and we had quite a… Read full reviewJen , 30th April 2018

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Junior Keeper Experience - £185

If your child loves animals and would like to see what life as a keeper is like, then this unforgettable experience is the gift for them! Perfect for birthday experiences, this is a unique gift that they're sure to remember for a lifetime.

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Keeper for a Day - £395

This once in a lifetime animal experience day will give you a unique insight into the day-to-day life of our keepers and the animals they look after - a great option for a budding wildlife enthusiast.

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Giraffe Face to Face - £200 

If you’re looking for a fantastic way to feed giraffes in the UK, look no further than our zoo experiences. On this special day, you’ll hand feed our giraffes face-to-face.

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Penguin Face to Face - £100

If you’d like to get really close to our penguins, then this face to face penguin feeding experience would be perfect for you.

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Where next?

Still looking for surprise gifts? Check out the following...

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