The main road from Barnstaple to Bratton Fleming will be closed for 9 days from 6th August. We suggest you use the A39 or the A399 to get to us. Alternatively phone 01598 763352 press 1 for directions
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Animal Experiences

Have you ever wanted to meet a penguin, smell a meerkat or just get that little closer to a favourite animal? Fancy being a keeper for the day or maybe just taking a guided tour where you can meet some of the special animals in the zoo on a private and personal experience? How about a birthday party at the zoo and your own party animal handling experience with some special zoo animals? Perhaps you were considering asking us to bring our education team and their roadshow animals to you? We can do all this and lots more!

Why not investigate the different experiences we can offer below. Just click on the different images and a link will open to each different animal experience. There are experiences for all ages particularly children. If your children are young and keen and are under 8 years of age (the starting limit for our Junior keeper for a half day activity) click on our “Walk on the Wild Side” experience which is designed to include them as well!

Any queries or questions about the "Animal experiences" just email or pick up the phone and speak to us at the zoo on 01598 763352. We look forward to possibly meeting you!

Keeper for a day

A unique opportunity to experience a day in the life of a zoo keeper

Junior Keeper for a day

An exciting half day session just for children aged between 8 and 14 inclusive

Walk on the Wild Side

An exclusive guided tour with one of the Zoo Education Staff

Photography Experience

A chance to photograph some of the Zoo's rare and very special animals with our professional photographer

Carnivore Experience

A VIP behind the scenes zoo animal experience and close encounter with our bigger cats and dogs

Reindeer and Large Mammal Experience

A VIP behind the scenes zoo animal experience and close encounter with our Reindeer and other large mammals

Meet and Greet Experience

With our keepers you can get really close to the animals and help to feed them

Birthday Parties at the Zoo

What better way to celebrate your birthday than to have your birthday party at the zoo

Birthday Parties at your home

An exploration of the animal kingdom and a look at some amazing creatures from all over the world

Sessions outside the zoo

The Zoo can come to you! Our education team can visit you as a group, a birthday party, a fete or show or as an educational visit.