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

"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

"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,

"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, 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, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 21 October 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