Penguin Experience in the UK 🐧

From £75

Feed our Humboldts and Macaronis on our penguin feeding experience.

Priced at £90 including your park admission ticket (£75 without) and suitable for ages 8 and up. Your penguin feeding experience will last at least 20 minutes.


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 ♻️

– Personalised experience certificate signed by the keeper

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Can I feed a penguin at Folly Farm? Yes you can!

Find out more about our penguin feeding experiences below.

What happens on a penguin feeding experience?

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

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.

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

Need to know

Penguin experiences must be booked well in advance as there’s only one session available per day for a maximum of two people from the same household.

This experience takes place during our public penguin feed time on Penguin Coast beach so it’s in view of the general public.

Our penguin experience is only suitable for those aged 8 or over.

You can read our full animal experiences terms and conditions here.

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Penguin feeding experience reviews...

"What an experience. My daughter Cal absolutely loves penguins and this was a dream come true for her. The keeper was wonderful with Calli and full of great information."

Rachel Bridges, Cardiff, 13 March 2024

"This was such a special experience! The zookeeper that took us around made everything so special, the penguins showed so much personality and getting to spend time in their enclosure with them up close was just incredible! Would definitely recommend and will be back!"

Rosie Goodison, Neath, 07 March 2024

"Lovely day out at Folly Farm today with the family. We got a warm welcome on a cold wet day from all the staff. Met zoo keeper Natasha and she was super friendly and welcoming. She definitely loves working here! Would highly recommend this experience especially for young families. Thank you Folly Farm staff."

Jeff Proud, Doncaster, 20 February 2024

"Harrison had the experience for his 8th birthday. He adores penguins and the experience he had with you was better than we could have imagined. Martha, the penguin keeper, was very helpful and knowledgeable, and she spent a lot of time ensuring Harrison had the best experience possible. Thank you!"

Harrison Griffiths, Bridgend, 19 February 2024

"A truly fantastic experience. I had so much fun and learnt so much. I have such a passion for wildlife and the environment so this experience was a great way to get my foot in the door and truly immerse myself. I will recommend to everyone I know as this is a must!"

Jack Goodwin, Bridgend, 04 February 2024

"The experience was amazing. Natasha the keeper was great and answered all our questions and was very friendly. Would definitely do the experience again and would recommend it to others."

Sam Godsell, Bridgend, 04 November 2023

"Had such an amazing time! I bought this experience as a birthday present for my partner. Martha was great, told us some nice facts and took some really amazing photos for us. We had a cute little visit from Yo-Yo that made the end of the visit. Highly recommend if you love penguins!"

Aimee Gumbs, Swansea, 10 October 2023

"Top marks...absolutely fantastic keeper."

Sarah Gibson, Brynaman, 06 September 2023

"Caroline was super enthusiastic and really lovely. She gave us lots of time and answered all of our questions about the penguins. She was really knowledgeable and friendly. My daughters really enjoyed it!"

Louise Humar, Newport, 25 August 2023

"Absolutely fantastic experience. Caroline was amazing with Charlie, she answered all our questions, her enthusiasm and love for the penguins was infectious and made the experience even better. Charlie loved meeting the penguins and learning about them and their personalities. Would highly recommend to any penguin fan! Thank you for making the experience so lovely."

Lucy Gurner, Pontyclun, 24 August 2023

"First time ever doing something like this but it was amazing! Natasha was very friendly and welcoming and told us lots of information about the penguins you have there and showing us what we needed to do, really going out of her way to make us feel comfortable, couldn't fault her or the experience at all."

Amy Uddin, Neath, 19 July 2023

"It was perfect, my daughter absolutely loved it and the lady was very informative, friendly and made my daughter feel important. Will be booking again."

Mia Vaughan, Pontypridd, 18 July 2023

"Absolutely lovely experience. Well set up. Zoo keeper was so friendly and informative. Memories to last a life time. Would highly recommend."

Ashley Fleming, Ireland, 05 July 2023

"Absolutely fantastic, the keeper was amazing. She answered absolutely any question about the penguins and really let us get stuck in! Was an experience we’ll never forget!"

Jordan Donnachie, Bridgend, 29 June 2023

"Caroline the keeper was amazing with my son who had this feeding experience as an 11th birthday present! He fully enjoyed himself and we got to meet our favourite, Darwin. He had a cuddly penguin to take home and the keeper put two green bands on its wings to match Darwin’s so he had his own mini Darwin to take home. Absolutely brilliant! My son was absolutely delighted. Well done Caroline and Folly Farm."

Emma Roach, Pembrokeshire, 28 June 2023

"I absolute loved my time with the penguins! The lovely zoo keeper's knowledge and passion for the penguins was so lovely, she was so welcoming as well! Made the experience 100 times better! So thank you!"

Lisa Wilkes, Haverfordwest, 19 February 2023

"A brilliant experience made even better by the enthusiastic, knowledgeable and super friendly penguin keeper, Caroline. It was great meeting the penguins, some of them are real characters too! We also explored the rest of Folly Farm and really enjoyed our time there, all the keepers we chatted to were friendly and informative. We thoroughly recommend the feeding experience or even just a visit."

Mile and Mandy Southerton, Somerset, 16 February 2023

"My little boy got a penguin feeding experience as part of his 9th Birthday present. He had the best time from start to finish. Caroline the penguin keeper was so kind, welcoming and informative. She truly is an asset and made his experience even better! We did not feel as though we were rushed at all and at the end he was given a plush penguin toy and a certificate. Would 100% recommend. Thank you!"

Michelle Riley, Pembrokeshire, 28 January 2023

"Caroline was truly brilliant, her enthusiasm and warmth truly made the whole day/experience so memorable. She took over 150 photos and videos for us and didn't make us feel rushed at any time. She is a total credit to your workplace."

Matthew Skeats, Basingstoke, 21 September 2022

"My son thoroughly enjoyed his penguin experience. Catrin was so lovely and really informative. Thank you Catrin. The highlight of our annual trip down to the area."

Jenny Lloyd, Wrexham, 25 July 2022

"The penguin experience is out of this world! Catrin made us feel so comfortable whilst feeding the penguins, she even took photos and videos as we were feeding them. An incredible experience, and a huge appreciation for Catrin for making it so wonderful."

Shelly Parker, Bridgend , 07 July 2022

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