Animal Encounters at Reaseheath Zoo are a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most amazing animals and go behind the scenes.

Our experiences are suitable for ages 6+, please see terms and conditions below for more information prior to booking.

Included in your animal encounter package:

  • Meet and greet with your animal/s
  • 1 free spectator per booking, full zoo entry price per extra spectator
  • A talk from an experienced zoo keeper
  • Admission to the zoo
  • Optional voucher pack

All animal encounters last 1 hour on a one-to-one basis (unless more are booked together).

Choose from:

African Encounter

Meet some of the zoo’s inhabitants from Africa. This could include meerkats, cape porcupine, African spurred tortoises, ring-tailed lemurs or serval.

South American Encounter

Meet some of the zoo’s inhabitants from South America. This could include Brazilian tapir, capybara, alpaca or cotton-top tamarins.

Bird of Prey Encounter

Meet some of our birds of prey, see them fly and get up close and personal. This could include various owls, harris hawk or red tailed hawk. Bird of prey experiences are only available from the end of September to mid-June only.

Exotics Encounter

Meet some the inhabitants in our exotics corridor. This could include snakes, lizards, African spurred tortoise, turtles or invertebrates.

Farmyard Encounter

Meet some the domestic animals we have at the zoo. This could include goats, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs or ferrets.

Please note encounters may vary from the animals listed above and could change on the day.


  • £60 per person
  • Additional people can be added for £40, maximum of 4 people per experience

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By booking this experience you agree to our terms and conditions as stated here.