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Giraffe experience Coronavirus update

Giraffe experiences are unavailable as we adhere to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines.

Meet the giraffes
Our giraffe experience gives you the chance to get up close to the tallest land animals in the world, our herd of Rothschild’s giraffes. Feed the herd some ‘leafy greens’ and quiz the keepers who care for these extraordinary animals.

Giraffe experience
Read more about this animal before your experience.
Your experience   This will last approximately 30 minutes and includes: 
 free admission to the zoo for the participant
 behind the scenes access to the giraffe feeding area 
 the chance to feed our herd of Rothschild’s giraffes 
 the chance to meet our giraffe keepers and learn more about these popular animals 
 an experience certificate, giraffe fact sheet and giraffe photograph. 

The experience is available for adults and children eight years old or older. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a spectating parent or guardian*. 

Each giraffe feeding experience may have a total of 5 participants taking part in the same experience. 

* Spectating parents and guardians must pay normal zoo admission on the day of the experience and can watch from the normal visitor viewing areas. They can take photographs from this area.

When does the giraffe experience take place?
  • Every Saturday and Sunday
  • 9.30am

Visitors must be onsite by 9am and they must be at the agreed meeting point at 9.15am.

How to book

Our giraffe experience costs £70 per person. 

Book an animal experience online

You can book a discounted offer for two people (£125 for two people).
  • Fill out our online booking form.
  • A member of our team will get back to you to take payment and to confirm availability of your date.
  • If you are unable to complete the booking form, email or call us on 028 9077 6277.

You must book your experience. 

For more information, call zoo crew on 028 9077 6277 (extension 203).

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