Giraffe feeding experience

Our giraffe encounter 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.

Giraffe feeding reviews

"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, 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, 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, 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, 5 out of 5, 25 February 2018

"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 & had an obvious love for giraffes! They are such gentle giants."

Rhian Murphy, 5 out of 5, 04 June 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, 5 out of 5, 21 October 2016

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

Christina Thomas, 4 out of 5, 15 July 2017

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

Carley Kelkett, 5 out of 5, 14 July 2017

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

Beryl Evans, 5 out of 5, 03 March 2016

"Feeding the giraffes was my favourite part. Getting to be so close to them and smooth them was phenomenal. They are such wonderful creatures and the Folly Farm ones are a fine example."

Julie Taylor, 5 out of 5, 06 May 2016

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

Danni Bowers, 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, 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, 5 out of 5, 25 October 2016

"It was an amazing, unforgettable experience, we are so lucky to be able to have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these amazing animals. The zookeepers were very friendly and knowledgeable and the whole experience was very relaxed."

Amy Saunders, 5 out of 5, 08 October 2016

"This was a birthday gift for my daughter who was turning 9 at the time. It was a great experience to get so close to these lovely animals. The experience certainly made her day special, and she remembers it fondly over 2 years later."

Tegan Etheridge, 5 out of 5, 15 June 2014

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

Sue Fossett, 5 out of 5, 16 July 2016

"I was able to meet the Folly Farm giraffes for my 8th birthday. I've waited a long time just to be 8! Meeting and feeding the giraffes at Folly Farm made all my dreams come true, I was able to tickle a giraffes nose and got slobbery kisses from them."

Tallulah, 5 out of 5, 28 July 2016

"Loved the giraffe experience. The keeper was really knowledgeable and made the talk fun and interesting. His passion for his job was evident and it was so great to see the animals looked after by such staff. This experience is a must for any giraffe lover."

Julie Taylor, 5 out of 5, 05 August 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, 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, 5 out of 5, 23 October 2016