Big cat experience

Our lion encounter gives you the chance to feed our pride of lions.

You’ll be inside the lion’s den and up close to our magnificent pride.

Price – £79 per person or £139 for two people booked in on the same date
Time – 11.00am
Meeting point – Motobo Hills Lion Research Centre
Minimum age – 16 years

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

You can read our full animal experiences terms and conditions here

Your lion experience

You’ll be welcomed by one of our lion keepers and after a short briefing and tour you’ll enter the lion’s den! You’ll be standing inside their yard within the Pride of Pembrokeshire enclosure. When our lionesses see you they’ll be right over for a feed. But maybe not Hugo, he’s too busy being marvellous most of the time. Nothing will prepare you for seeing these magnificent animals up close.

You’ll be feeding our lions chunks of meat, on a skewer through the fence. You’ll be so close you can count their teeth!

Before you feed a lion you’ll be given a talk about lions and conservation and our keepers will show you around the enclosure. This is also your chance to ask the keepers all about our lions, after all, they know them best.

Your lion feeding experience will last at least 20 minutes.  It includes a cuddly toy lion or a mug to take home to remember your special day.

Lion feeding reviews

"Wow, this really lived up to everything we expected. Rosie the keeper was absolutely amazing - very informative and explained the due care and attention they take with the lions. We highly recommend this experience, the feeding was amazing, you get so close. Thank you Folly Farm and Rosie...we'll be seeing you soon for a penguin feeding experience for sure."

Gareth and Laura, Port Talbot, 5 out of 5, 20 June 2018

"Amazing experience, was a gift for my 18th birthday which I will never forget. The experience was great value for money, you can take your time feeding and learn all about you want to know about the animals with brilliant, friendly staff. You even get a lovely gift to remember your experience by. I would definitely recommend this once in a life time opportunity to anyone."

Sam Richards, Staffordshire, 5 out of 5, 12 September 2017

"I had this as a birthday present. The keeper was very informative and friendly. I really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it."

Caitlin Price, Merthyr Tydfil, 5 out of 5, 17 June 2018

"Very good. Couldn’t ask for better. Great experience and Rosie the keeper was brilliant. Would recommend to family and friends. Very happy. Thanks"

Jefferson Townsend, Pontypool, 5 out of 5, 02 June 2018

"Fantastic experience that I will always remember. Even better than what I was expecting. The keeper was amazing - so passionate and knowledgeable. Made the experience great from start to finish. Took pictures for us and answered all questions for me. She really is a credit to Folly Farm!"

Kylie Williams, Rhymney, 5 out of 5, 18 May 2018

"I had the absolute pleasure and privilege to feed the beautiful lionesses, a dream come true! What glorious, incredible animals. Rosie was informative and took her time and she made me feel very safe. I’d highly recommend it and I’d love to do it again."

Joanna Coombes, Milford Haven, 5 out of 5, 13 May 2018

"This was a day that I will remember for a very long time. To be so close to the lions and feed them was truly amazing. The tour of their house and the talk by the friendly and enthusiastic keeper made it a wonderful experience and I would thoroughly recommend it. Well done Folly Farm!"

Susan Pinkney, Blaenffos, 5 out of 5, 23 February 2018

"Such an amazing experience, it was truly amazing to be so close to the beautiful lionesses. The keeper was very knowledgeable and didn't mind how many questions I asked. A great day with memories that I will never forget."

Joanne Webb, Bridgend, 5 out of 5, 23 September 2017

"One of the best things I have ever done. Being so close to the lions was amazing. You don't realise how big they are until you get up close. The staff are passionate and knowledgeable and their animals are well looked after. I can't praise Folly Farm enough."

Anthony Cartwright, Pontyberem, 5 out of 5, 08 July 2017