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Animal experiences

Want to get up close and personal with some of our animals?

Animal Encounters £25

Meet one of our creatures and help us to feed them.

Encounters are available for:

  • Meerkats
  • Lemurs
  • Reptiles

Encounters last for approximately 20 minutes and include admission.

Participants will receive a certificate and badge.

Participants must be at least 8 years old, participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Keeper for the Day £100

If you’d like to find out what it’s like being a zoo keeper, join us for a day and help us clean, feed and care for our awesome animals.

Keeper for the Day Experiences last from 10.30am – 3pm, with a ½ hour break for lunch.

Participants will receive a certificate and t-shirt.

Participants must be at least 8 years old, participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Falconry Experiences

Half Day £55
Full Day £85

Get your feathers in a flap with our York Bird of Prey experience days – hours of winged adventures in the peaceful countryside surrounding this historic city, with opportunities for you to handle and fly the birds at this expert York falconry centre.

York Falconry offer Bird of Prey experiences onsite, so you can find out what it takes to be a falconer, and meet some of the beautiful birds up close.

Half day and full day experiences are available.

To find out more, or to book, go to their bookings page.

Booking & Further Information

To find out more about our Animal Encounters and Keeper for the Day experiences either use the contact form below or contact us directly.

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