Giraffe feeding experience

Our giraffe feeding experience gives you the chance to feed our herd of giraffe.

You’ll be standing underneath our majestic giraffes inside their enclosure.

Price – ÂŁ39 per person

Time – 10.30am

Meeting point – Giraffe Heights walkway

Minimum age – 8 years

Once you’ve purchased your voucher, please call us on 01834 812731 to book a date for your giraffe experience

You can read our full animal experiences terms and conditions here

Your giraffe experience

You’ll be welcomed by one of our giraffe keepers and after a short briefing, you’ll enter the giraffe enclosure. You’ll be standing behind the rocks at the foot of our walkway. When our giraffes see you have food they’ll be right over. There is nothing quite like a giraffe leaning down to take food from your hand. A giraffe will never seem so tall.

You’ll be feeding our giraffes tree branches and a pellet that has everything they need to keep them fit and healthy. They’ll eat the pellets from your palm, wrapping their long tongues around your hand. So get ready for a bit of giraffe slobber!

This is also your chance to ask our expert giraffe keepers all about our herd. Why do they have black tongues anyway?

Your giraffe feeding experience will last at least 20 minutes. It includes a cuddly toy giraffe to take home so you can remember your special day.

Feed a giraffe - giraffe feeding experience at Folly Farm

Giraffe feeding reviews

"The staff knew all the answers to every question and it was cool feeding such a gracious animal."

Cameron Bews, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 17 August 2018

"It was an amazing experience! Staff were friendly and had good knowledge. Only thing, more food in the bucket!"

Chloe Hood, Milford Haven, 5 out of 5, 25 August 2018

"I really enjoyed. The zoo keeper, Kim, was very informative. A great experience - would recommend to others."

Caitlin Hughes, Carmarthen, 5 out of 5, 07 August 2018

"Very friendly keepers who answered all our questions and were obviously just as enamoured with the giraffes as we were. Could have stayed there and fed them all day (probably not a good idea for the giraffes!). An unforgettable experience that any giraffe lover should do. Wonderful to be so close to them. The giraffes were very gentle and we were pleased Rian made the effort to stay with us!"

Paula Mackey, Treorchy, 5 out of 5, 04 August 2018

"Our daughter Alyssa had a great time feeding the giraffes at Folly Farm. The whole park is very well maintained and great value for money."

Anthony Tullett, Birmingham, 5 out of 5, 31 July 2018

"I had two zoo keeper experiences for my 40th birthday, with the giraffes and penguins. It was great to get up close to the animals and I really enjoyed the experience. The staff are so friendly, informative and clearly love what they do! It's a great day out even if you don't have children! We are very lucky to have such a place on our doorstep! Would recommend as a gift for any age!"

Rebecca Nelson, Tenby, 5 out of 5, 04 July 2018

"I had the most amazing experience feeding the giraffes to get so close to them and touch them was amazing, they are my all time favourite. Pippa the keeper was so lovely, I'm still buzzing about my experience, Thank you so much Folly Farm."

Belinda James, Cwmbran, 5 out of 5, 02 June 2018

"My husband and I treated our daughter to the giraffe experience as she loves giraffes. She absolutely loved getting up close to them. We all enjoyed it. The keeper was really informative and answered all our questions. I thought it was excellent value for money to get up close to these majestic creatures."

Rachel Oakley, Hampshire, 5 out of 5, 01 June 2018

"Such a privilege to see these gentle creatures up close and learn more about them. Keeper was friendly and happy to answer questions. Brilliant experience."

Christine Hewitt, Solihull, 5 out of 5, 16 May 2018

"Fab experience, really informative and good fun - would recommend to everyone."

Sarah Bolt, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 13 May 2018

"Although the giraffes already come close at Giraffe Heights, it was a different experience feeding them. It made you appreciate their size fully and the keeper was very helpful answering all the questions. I wish I had got a little longer with the giraffes as its my favourite part of the zoo. I would definitely have a go at another experience though. The gift was a lovely touch at the end."

Colette Mumford, Walsall, 5 out of 5, 12 April 2018

"My boyfriend bought me the experience for my birthday. He researched and found that this one was rated the best in the UK. It did not disappoint! I love giraffes and being that close to them and being able to feed them was amazing. It made my birthday unforgettable. Thank you Folly Farm!!"

Ashleigh Kemp, Essex, 5 out of 5, 24 March 2018

"I would like to thank you for this wonderful experience of meeting and feeding these beautiful majestic animals. I had an awesome day as part of my 70th birthday present. Thank you"

June Lloyd, Barry, 5 out of 5, 28 April 2018

"My husband bought me the experience for my birthday and I was super excited to feed them, it was great to be up close with the giraffes and having them taking food from my hand. It was also good to have the keeper giving a talk at the same time I got to ask questions and felt they were answered brilliantly."

Kirsti Norton, Huddersfield, 5 out of 5, 23 April 2018

"I bought the Giraffe experience as a birthday gift for my boyfriend. Pippa, the keeper, was great. Full of interesting facts about the 3 male giraffes, she answered all of our questions! And as for the stars of the show, the 'boys', they did not disappoint and we really did get up close and personal!"

Robyn Stanley, Port Talbot, 5 out of 5, 03 March 2018

"Best time ever! The zookeeper was brilliant - any questions I had answered and explained, you could see how much she loved the animals and her job. Best money I've spent!"

Bethan Rogers, Shrewsbury, 5 out of 5, 25 February 2018

My daughter and my two nephews thoroughly enjoyed the experience of feeding the giraffes, one was shy but the others were eating their food from their hands and the staff were very helpful/friendly.

Caroline Jones, St Clears, 5 out of 5, 01 October 2017

"We really enjoyed the giraffe experience. The location was great that we watch so close by. Excellent thank you."

Carley Kelkett, Neath, 5 out of 5, 14 July 2017

"To have a giraffe eating out of my hand was one of the things I have wanted to do for years. I really enjoyed the experience, the keeper was very knowledgeable and friendly."

Georgina, Llantwit Fadre, 5 out of 5, 20 July 2017

"Had a lovely giraffe experience at Folly Farm with my children. The keeper was very friendly and informative. We all learnt a lot!"

Christina Thomas, Neath, 4 out of 5, 15 July 2017

"Last summer I went to folly farm to do the giraffe experience which was fantastic! The keepers name was Rachael she was so friendly, full of info and had an obvious love for giraffes! They are such gentle giants."

Rhian Murphy, Port Talbot, 5 out of 5, 02 August 2017

"Mummy and daddy bought me this for a Christmas treat...it was fantastic! The giraffes are so massive but gentle, their big black tongues almost wrapped around my hands but I wasn't scared - they were so lovely."

Janie Smith, 5 out of 5, 04 June 2017

"Amazing experience, very informative and enjoyable. Would do it all again."

Jane Prior, Bristol, 5 out of 5, 02 April 2017

"Rachel was very friendly and knowledgeable. She really made sure we enjoyed our experience. The giraffes are amazing, it was fantastic to be so close and feed them by hand. A truly incredible experience that I would recommend to any giraffe lover."

Arron Price, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 21 October 2016

"I received the giraffe experience as a birthday present from my husband and as I've always loved Giraffes. Just being around and up close to these amazing gentle animals was fantastic. The keepers who took the experience were fantastic and covered a lot of facts about the giraffes as well as their daily routines. They made me feel very welcome and felt like I could take my time to enjoy. I would definitely recommend one of these experiences."

Danielle Jarvis, Neath, 5 out of 5, 15 October 2016

"I had this as a birthday present. The keeper was very friendly and informative, and we got a tour around the giraffe’s enclosure. I would highly recommend this to others."

Caitlin Price, Merthyr Tydfil, 5 out of 5, 24 July 2016

"Fantastic experience. Who would have thought in West Wales you could feed a giraffe!"

Beryl Evans, Llangeitho, 5 out of 5, 03 March 2016

"The staff were friendly and informative. The experience was better than I had imagined. I loved it."

Danni Bowers, Haverfordwest, 5 out of 5, 21 October 2016

"Great opportunity for giraffe lovers. We were introduced to each giraffe and given their background and age. Then we got to feed them which was amazing. The zookeeper was very knowledgeable, friendly and was very passionate about them. Loved it! Thank you."

Elaine O'Grady, Hereford, 5 out of 5, 22 October 2016

"I had a fab time feeding the giraffes, the keeper was very friendly and really informative. I enjoyed every minute of it!"

Fiona Kelly, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 25 October 2016

"What an amazing experience I had when I fed the beautiful giraffes. The keeper was brilliant at answering any questions I had."

Sue Fossett, Bridgend, 5 out of 5, 16 July 2016

"Very interesting keepers – giving lots of information and answering all questions that were asked. Can tell they both love their work and animals. "

Jenna Balbini, Cross Hands, 5 out of 5, 16 October 2016

"Really enjoyed the keepers talk she was able to answer any questions I asked. Also enjoyed the hands on experience of feeding the giraffes even the slobber! Would book again. Thank you."

David Powell, Cwmbran, 5 out of 5, 23 October 2016

"I took my son for his 10th birthday and it was incredible. The time the keeper gave to my son and the access to the incredible giraffes was amazing. It was laso lovely that myself and my firned were able to be with him to see him experience it. Excellent."

Jayne Hayward, Lowestoft, 5 out of 5, 07 February 2016

"We booked both the penguin and giraffe experiences as a surprise for mum's 70th birthday. It was easy to book over the phone. First came the giraffes, and after visiting their indoor area we all watched as mum got up close and stroked these magnificent animals as she fed them. It was relaxed and unhurried."

Gina Fox, Pembrokeshire, 5 out of 5, 09 October 2015