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 – ÂŁ79 per person or ÂŁ139 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

"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, 5 out of 5, 23 February 2018

"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, 5 out of 5, 08 July 2017