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 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, porcupines and serval.

South American Encounter

Meet some of the zoo’s inhabitants from South America including Brazilian tapir, capybara and alpaca.

Bird of Prey Encounter

Meet some of our birds of prey, see them fly and get up close and personal. Experience may include various owls, Harris Hawk or Red Tailed Hawk – bird of prey experiences may vary.

Exotics Encounter

Meet some of our more exotic corridor inhabitants this could include snakes, lizards, African spurred tortoise, turtles or invertebrates. Exotics experiences may vary.


  • £50 per person
  • £85 for two people
  • £150 for a family encounter- 2 adults 2 children

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