Penguin feeding experience

Our penguin encounter gives you the chance to feed our group of Humboldt penguins.

You’ll be amongst our penguins on the Penguin Coast beach, taking charge of the feed during our daily penguin talk.

Price – £39 per person
Time – 1.45pm daily
Meeting point – Penguin Coast
Minimum age – 8 years

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

You can read our full animal experiences terms and conditions here

You’ll be welcomed by one of our penguin keepers and after a short briefing you’ll help prepare lunch for the penguins. This involves weighing out the right amount of fish and putting a vitamin tablet in their gills. It’s messy work, but don’t worry we provide gloves.

Whilst you’re behind the scenes in the penguin enclosure you can ask our knowledgeable penguin keepers all about the animals in their care.

Now comes the bit you’ve been waiting for. You’ll get to meet and feed our penguins!

Your penguin encounter will last at least 20 minutes. It includes a cuddly toy penguin to take home so you can remember this very special experience.

Penguin feeding experience reviews

"It was fantastic fun and the keepers were friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and friendly informative. They also stepped back so as not to take over but close enough to be of help."

Christine Hewitt, Solihull, 5 out of 5, 16 May 2018

"The keepers were very welcoming and friendly, and very knowledgeable about the penguins! They showed me how to prepare the fish for the penguins and showed me a real penguin egg. Some of them even took the fish from my hand.This was my birthday present but I’m now saving my money so I can do it again!"

Toby Punter, Brecon, 5 out of 5, 07 August 2017

"It was a great day out. I got to prepare the penguins feed and learn a little more about the penguins themselves. You may need a strong stomach to prepare the fish for the penguins, it’s proper hands on. The experience of feeding the penguins was fantastic. I had a great time and can’t wait to do it again."

Robert Duncan, Gloucester, 5 out of 5, 20 April 2018

"My son had the penguin experience and it was the most amazing thing, from talking to the keepers to sorting the fish ready, and even feeding the penguins! I would highly recommend the feeding of the penguins and it’s great value for money."

Donna Evans, Cardiff, 5 out of 5, 08 April 2018

"Well, I can only say, AMAZING, one of the best experiences I've had, the penguins are amazing, the keepers take you through the whole daily experience. Would highly recommend."

Lee Lewis, St Athan, 5 out of 5, 04 April 2018

"Fantastic well organized and fun day, with great animals (very well kept) and friendly helpful staff. Even great for adults - I personally love the vintage funfair. Highly recommended."

Simon Jagger, Cardiff, 5 out of 5, 08 July 2017

"Thank you so much! I brought my son to visit today for his 8th birthday and surprised him with the penguin experience. My son has ADHD but your keeper Caroline was amazing, knowledgeable and friendly she answered all his questions and made memories he can treasure forever."

Laura Davies, Pontypridd, 5 out of 5, 21 February 2018

"The best time I have ever had! The keepers were well experienced and very friendly the one-to-one time you get with the penguins was outstanding great for anyone who loves these waddling little creatures."

Michael, Lancaster, 5 out of 5, 17 February 2018

"This was so much fun! The keepers were really friendly and knowledgeable, they made us feel really welcome. The penguins are adorable and I literally cannot wait to take part again! An absolute must for a penguin fan!"

Rachael Taylor, Llanharan, 5 out of 5, 20 February 2018

"Thank you so much for Parker’s penguin experience, he had a fab time. The staff were fab, super friendly and full of information and even gave him a sneak peak of his favourite penguin Peso in his nest. We look forward to our next visit to Folly Farm"

Stacy Long, Dinas Powys, 5 out of 5, 20 February 2018

"My daughter enjoyed the experience of feeding the penguins from start to finish. The staff made her feel welcome and explained everything thoroughly."

Caroline Jones, St Clears, 5 out of 5,

"The best time of my life. I enjoyed every moment and it made a lifelong dream come true. I learned so much about the penguins and the enclosure and feeding them - it was a surreal wonderful experience!"

Elin Jones, 5 out of 5, 03 August 2016

"This was a 50th birthday gift from my daughter. A wonderful experience; I prepared food, saw the filter room and food storage then got close up and fed the penguins...an experience I'll treasure forever."

Sandra Irvine, 5 out of 5, 05 June 2016

"I bought the penguin feeding experience for my daughters 9th birthday. She loved stroking the penguins and feeding them all. The two zookeepers were very friendly. She was given a lovely sized penguin cuddly toy. Would highly recommend to any penguin lover!"

Jess Wharton, 5 out of 5, 19 November 2016

"Brilliant experience. The keeper was superb and taught us a lot. Our daughter got to watch which made the experience even better. Thanks a lot."

Brian Paddick, 5 out of 5, 21 October 2016

"I really enjoyed feeding the penguins. It was a great experience."

Robson Fox, Ammanford, 5 out of 5, 16 October 2016

"Great experience. Keepers were very knowledgeable. Enjoyed feeding the penguins. Would book again."

David Powell, Cwmbran, 5 out of 5, 23 October 2016

"A really enjoyable day. Keepers were really nice and informative. Preparing the food and hand feeding the penguins was awesome. Nice to have something like this close to home. Thanks for a lovely experience. Keep up the good work!"

Rhys Francis, 5 out of 5, 27 October 2016