About our Experiences

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If you want a gift with a difference then why not choose an animal experience here at Tropical Wings Zoo. Spend a couple of hours behind the scenes with our Junior Keeper or Shadow a Keeper Experience, the ultimate experience for animal lovers. Helping the keepers with their daily work, meeting a number of animals or birds and even participating in an Animal Encounter if you are brave enough! Or get up close to your favourite animal with a Close Encounter joining the keeper inside the enclosure and helping at feeding time. Or why not try an Animal Adoption? Click on the links to find out more!

Please note all of our experiences are only available on weekends during term time so we advise you to book in advance to avoid disappointment.



  • All experiences must be pre booked
  • Due to the popularity of our experiences we advise that you book in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Only selected dates available throughout the year
  • Experiences must be paid for in full at the time of booking – under no circumstances can dates be reserved without full payment taken
  • All experiences must be booked within one year of purchase and before the expiration date of a gift voucher
  • All of our experiences start from the age of 8 years old
  • Junior Keepers must be aged 8 – 15, Shadow a Keeper 16 +.
  • Please be aware that many of our animals are carnivores –feeding of animals may not be suitable for the squeamish!

Keeper experiences may include:

  • Preparing food and feeding the Meerkats, Lemurs and Coatis
  • Meet our reptiles up close
  • Clean out and feed the Birds
  • Help fly a Bird of Prey (minimum age 12 years)
  • Feed the bugs and butterflies
  • Clean out and feed our Farmyard animals
  • Help prepare animal enrichment

Our Junior Keeper experience lasts for 2 hours and our Adult Keeper 4 hours

Close encounter experiences include:

  • Up to 30 minutes meeting one of the following: Meerkats, Lemurs, Coatis, Reptiles, Birds of Prey or Birds of the world
  • VIP one-to-one treatment
  • Free admission to the Zoo all day for participant
  • Souvenir photo with your chosen animal
  • Personalised certificate
  • One Additional guest to do the experience with you for £39.99

Please note: Participants for our Birds of Prey Experiences must be a minimum of 12 years old