Giraffe Experience in the UK 🦒

From £75

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

Priced at £75 (£90 including your day entry ticket) and suitable for ages 8 and up. Your giraffe feeding experience will last at least 20 minutes.


What’s included in the giraffe feeding experience?

– Includes a close up meeting with our tallest residents

– Opportunity to hand feed the giraffes

– Giraffe keeper Q&A – ask all of your giraffe questions

– Souvenir giraffe cuddly toy, made with 100% recycled material and filling ♻️

– Personalised experience certificate signed by the keeper

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What happens on a giraffe feeding experience?

It’s an exclusive opportunity to come face to face (nose to nose!) with our herd of giraffe, and feed them a mix of browse (that’s tree branches to you and me) and special giraffe pellets.  You’ll be accompanied by a giraffe keeper, and you’ll be standing underneath our majestic giraffes inside their enclosure.

You’ll be welcomed by one of our giraffe keepers and after a short briefing you’ll enter the giraffe enclosure and you’ll feed our giraffes. Get ready for a bit of giraffe slobber!

There is nothing quite like a giraffe leaning down to take food from your hand. A giraffe will never seem so tall.

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 souvenir cuddly toy giraffe to take home so you can remember your special day.

Need to know

Giraffe experiences must be booked well in advance as there’s only one session available per day for a maximum of two people.

This experience usually takes place below Giraffe heights walkway so is in view of the general public. It may take place inside the giraffe house if the weather is bad.

Our giraffe experience is only suitable for those aged 8 or over.

You can read our full animal experiences terms and conditions here.

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Giraffe feeding reviews...

"This was bought by myself for my partner and her sister - they thoroughly enjoyed meeting the giraffes and learnt so much too! They said the zoo keeper was amazing, they couldn’t speak highly enough of her (I believe her name was Megan/Bethan), she was so informative and lovely. The entry ticket was included in the price as well as a lovely stuffed toy, so I feel the price was really good. Amazing day!"

Kelly Griffiths, Cardiff, 15 April 2024

"A really lovely experience, which was only made better by the keeper who was clearly passionate about the animals under their care. I asked LOTS of questions and all were answered thoroughly. I also appreciated that interaction with the giraffe was not forced and very much led by what they were in the mood for. Animal welfare clearly put first!"

Victoria Patterson, Cardiff, 07 April 2024

"Super friendly keeper took loads of pics and videos for us. Great day!"

Nicole Cattermole, Derbyshire, 06 April 2024

"The experience was a Christmas present from grandparents. The girls loved it and enjoyed being so close to the giraffes, feeding Rhian, Ruddy and Dr Shrimp. Pippa was very knowledgeable and happy to answer all the questions the girls asked."

Sian Hardy, Chepstow, 02 April 2024

"It was an absolutely incredible experience, and I cant thank Meg, the keeper, enough. She was absolutely brilliant and made the experience really special. It was worth every penny and we will definitely think about coming back to do it again."

Kya Elkin, Surrey, 30 March 2024

"The best experience I have ever had! Our 8 year old got so stuck in and absolutely loved it. Pippa, the lady assisting us in feeding the giraffes was so informative, kind and friendly. I don't think I'll ever get that close to giraffes again so it was really special."

Laura Rees, Milford Haven, 28 March 2024

"Harry was very welcoming, explaining in depth all about the giraffes and answering our questions with a pleasant, knowledgeable demeanour. Lovely experience."

Jacquelyn Morris, Cowbridge, 18 February 2024

"It was an amazing experience and we loved it. We fed the giraffes and chatted to the keeper who was lovely by the way and our cuddly toys and certificates were a lovely keepsake of the day. We will be booking again, maybe a lion or sloth experience next."

Samantha Court, Clynderwen, 07 January 2024

"We had a fabulous day. The giraffe keeper Harry was great. Very knowledgeable he was very passionate about what he does and clearly loves the animals in his care. He taught me so much I didn't know. The whole experience was surreal. A day I will cherish forever. All the staff were polite and helpful."

Sandra Briggs, Eastham, 16 October 2023

"Well what can I say we both enjoyed this immensely and it was amazing being so close to the giraffes. Thank you so much to to Pippa who was absolutely amazing and answered all our questions and really made this experience really special thank you so much."

Ruth Ronianski-Hermann, Carmarthenshire , 06 October 2023

"What an amazing experience. Keeper Meg was so informative and knowledgeable about the Giraffe and answered any questions that we had. Was made to feel really at ease."

Laura Gray, Cwmbran , 04 October 2023

"Thoroughly enjoyed the experience."

Margaret Rees, Swansea , 03 October 2023

"Absolutely amazing experience being able to be close up to the giraffes and feed them! Loved every minute and didn't want to leave!"

Jade Mansfield, Pontypridd , 29 September 2023

"The most magical and breathtaking experience I have ever had! I would come and do this experience everyday if I could! As a massive giraffe lover it is a must to come and see these beautiful creatures in person."

Ria Valentine-Southren, St Neots , 28 September 2023

"Bought as a Christmas present for Grandad. Definitely money well spent! Giraffe keeper Becky was lovely and so knowledgeable, answered every one of grandad's questions and was so patient with us. A very lovely day and you can tell the giraffes are happy."

Laura Mowlam, Haverfordwest , 10 September 2023

"What an amazing day. A giraffe experience and a rhino experience. Utterly amazing. A clean, well organised adventure at an attraction that was so well organised, tidy, well constructed and enjoyable place."

Tim Mardle, Lincolnshire , 23 August 2023

"Absolutely amazing it was so personal and memorable. It made me cry as to how stunning and graceful the giraffes were. Meg was lovely and full of knowledge this was a memory I will hold forever it was a dream come true the giraffes were so graceful and beautiful."

Sharon Wyton, Stoke-on-Trent , 14 August 2023

"Wow, wow, wow, 5 stars! Fantastic experience, best one to one experience and staff were lovely. Big shout out to all of you for cleanliness and family friendly visit."

Maria Burgess, Stoke-on-Trent , 14 August 2023

"Excellent experience. Would definitely recommend. Keeper was so knowledgeable and was happy to answer all my questions. He didn’t rush the experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it."

Amie Cook, Malvern , 07 August 2023

"Enjoyed my experience. Meg was very knowledgeable and answered my family's questions too. Excellent."

Daphne Gwyther, Broadmoor , 02 June 2023

"It was an amazing experience. I would recommend anyone to do this. I would definitely do this again."

Lisa Webb, Caerphilly, 06 March 2023

"My wife and autistic son did the experience. Son was very nervous, but the keeper was fantastic with him. Both really enjoyed the experience."

Richard Mooney, Telford , 24 October 2022

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