Penguin Feeding Experience in the UK 🐧

Our penguin experience is fully booked until the Autumn 2022 so we've had to remove them from sale. Anyone with a voucher should contact us now to book in for after June. We'll put vouchers back on sale once all outstanding vouchers have been booked. Thank you for your patience, we're so pleased you're all enjoying this fantastic opportunity to feed our popular penguins.

***Please only use this booking enquiry form if you have an outstanding voucher and wish to book for after June 2022.***

Our penguin feeding experience gives you the chance to feed our group of Humboldt and Macaroni penguins.

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

Priced at £75 including your park admission ticket (£60 without) and suitable for ages 8 and up. Your penguin feeding experience will last at least 20 minutes.

One session available each day for a maximum of two people from the same household.

 What’s included in the penguin feeding experience?

  • Includes a close meeting of two species of friendly penguin
  • The opportunity to hand feed the penguins
  • Go behind the scenes in the penguin kitchen
  • Penguin keeper Q&A – ask all of your penguin questions
  • Souvenir cuddly penguin toy, made with 100% recycled material and filling ♻️
  • Personalized experience certificate signed by the keeper

By taking part in a penguin feeding encounter, or by adopting a penguin, you’re supporting our conservation work.

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. Our Macaroni and Humboldt penguins absolutely love feeding time!

Your penguin feeding experience will last at least 20 minutes. It includes a souvenir cuddly toy penguin to take home so you can remember this very special experience and makes a fantastic gift for children and adults alike.

You can read our full animal experiences terms and conditions here

Read all our penguin experience reviews here.

Penguin feeding experience reviews

"Fantastic experience worth every penny, The keeper Caz ensured I got to feed my favourite penguin which was just amazing! Thank you to all the team we had a fantastic day with you."

Daniel Jaggard, Hereford, 5 out of 5, 18 April 2022

"Book. Book. Book. This is one of the most amazing animal feeding experiences we have ever done. We can highly recommend it and will definitely come back to do it again."

Kelly Shaw, Pontypool, 5 out of 5, 27 March 2022

"I was brought this experience for my 30th birthday as I have always loved penguins. From the moment I was met by the keeper to the end I was kept informed etc. The keeper was so clued up about the penguins and explained every step of the process to feed them. She knew which penguins were which and told me their breed etc. My family also came to watch and she also kept them informed which was nice."

Mark Hopcroft, Birmingham, 5 out of 5, 27 March 2022

"I bought this experience for my fiancé for Xmas 2020, it had to be postponed several times but Lee was very helpful every time I contacted him. The experience itself was amazing. Caz was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and made the entire experience very enjoyable. We had an amazing time with the penguins and we were both loved how close they come to you when feeding them. Absolutely brilliant."

Erin McVitty, Worle, 5 out of 5, 19 March 2022

"What a brilliant experience, the keeper Caroline was amazing, such a happy person with a great knowledge of penguins. There were loads of penguins wanting food and it surprised me that Caroline could name each one as they came to eat fish from my hand. I could have stayed there all day with them. Well worth every penny. I'll be booking again on my next visit. Thank you for a brilliant time."

Sam Lane, Bridgend, 5 out of 5, 09 March 2022

"Was an amazing experience! Felt taken care of, wasn't rushed at all and was given lots of information about the penguins."

Katie Turner, Bridgend, 5 out of 5, 27 February 2022

We bought the penguin feeding experience for our grandson for Xmas 2020. Due to Covid we had to postpone the experience and Folly Farm kindly offered an extension of the end date. It was well worth the wait. Our grandson who is 9 thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He really enjoyed feeding the penguin and decided his favourite one was Yoyo. An experience I'm sure he'll talk about for a long while."

Jane Noden, Cheshire, 5 out of 5, 06 March 2022

"A great experience! The penguin keeper Caz was amazing - she was very informative and she made the experience enjoyable. We were able to get up close to the penguins and learn about their different qualities. We highly recommend it!"

Ceri Thomas, Carmarthen, 5 out of 5, 20 February 2022

"I had an incredible experience. The weather was horrendous but it was wet so the penguins were in their element! I had a lovely staff member who was happy yo answer any questions, made sure I got the most out of the experience and even took photos of me to ensure I remembered it. The penguins were friendly and eager to take fish from me. Best experience of my life!"

Victoria Morgan, Barry, 5 out of 5, 12 February 2022

"Absolutely an amazing experience for any penguin fan! Evan really enjoyed the day, the zoo keeper Caz was friendly and full of information. We have some perfect photos to keep of an outstanding experience."

Claire Davies, Caerphilly, 5 out of 5, 11 June 2021

"My daughter did the penguin experience and from the start she loved every minute of it. The keepers were great, they looked after her really well and spent time explaining everything they do to look after the penguins, and were very knowledgeable when she was asking questions. While she was feeding the penguins one of the keepers stayed by my daughter and was telling her all their names."

Graham Sampson, Haverfordwest, 5 out of 5, 08 March 2020

"Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Recommended to all my friends. Staff were so knowledgeable and patient with my child who was nervous at first. Both my 9 year old and an adult taking part were both treated exactly the same by staff and made to feel special (you would never have thought they do the same thing with customers every day). We visited on a miserable, cold, wet day but that didn’t dampen the day at all."

Sian Jeremiah, Neath, 5 out of 5, 11 January 2020

"This was a birthday present for my daughter. She loved it. She still talks about it now 3 months later. She loved preparing the fish first and then she loved feeding them and chatting to the penguins as well. The two staff who supported her were gentle and very knowledgeable. It is something we might even do again. Many thanks."

Nikki Davies, Llandrindod Wells, 5 out of 5, 01 August 2019

"Wow! Was booked as a birthday present. An excellent experience from start to finish. The two members of staff were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helped to make this experience such a memorable occasion. From preparing the penguins food to hand feeding the penguins. Couldn't recommend enough. Looking forward to booking another animal experience."

Mike Bailey, Bristol, 5 out of 5, 16 August 2019

"My little boy had the penguin experience for his 8th birthday and he absolutely loved it. He smiled from the beginning to the end and wants to do it all again next year. The Folly Farm staff with the penguins were fantastic, they had all the time and patience in the world and had lots of answers for my little boys questions. Thank you Folly Farm I would highly recommend the experience to anyone."

Julie Ferris, Port Talbot, 5 out of 5, 01 July 2019

"I arranged this visit for my eight year old nephew and he absolutely loved every minute of it. The keepers were very knowledgeable and made us feel welcome straight away. My nephew helped to prepare the food and then fed the penguins. He was encouraged to take his time, relax and enjoy it. He was visiting from America and said this was the highlight of his visit. Perfect gift for an animal mad-child."

Lynne Stanley, Pembrokeshire, 5 out of 5, 14 May 2019

"Bought for my daughters 21st, absolutely loved it. The two female staff was very informative and friendly which added to the experience. Being up close and able to feed the penguins made her fall in love all over again...there is only one word to describe it AMAZING!"

Deborah John, Newport, 5 out of 5, 12 April 2019

"Myself and my fiancee thought this was the best experience day we have been on. The two ladies that worked there were brilliant, they were extremely helpful and you could see they really loved their job, they made our experience better. Their knowledge and passion for the penguins was brilliant and we would much like to one day do it again. Thank you for a great day."

Mike Powell, Neath, 5 out of 5, 31 March 2019

"My daughter thoroughly enjoyed feeding the penguins. The keepers were lovely and put her at ease as she was a bit nervous at first. Fantastic experience which she will never forget. Would highly recommend to others."

Pippa Chadwick, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 31 March 2019