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 – ÂŁ39 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

"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, 5 out of 5, 08 April 2018

"I absolutely loved the penguin experience! I got to prepare the fish and feed them to the penguins in their enclosure. It was brilliant! I also got to ask the zookeepers lots of questions about the penguins and meet Holly the penguin who I have been trying to see for our last few visits."

Holly Hicks, 5 out of 5, 02 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 5 out of 5, 20 February 2018

"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

"I had the best half an hour feeding the penguins. The two ladies that took care of us were very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions I had, no matter how silly the question was! I would definitely recommend to friends. In fact, I already have!"

Gemma McKain, 5 out of 5, 12 August 2017

"A great experience, the keepers were knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and full of fun. To be so close to the penguins was brilliant. All together it was a great time. Will be back soon for another experience!"

Jan Brokenshire, 5 out of 5, 20 July 2017

"Absolutely brilliant, enjoyed every second. Learned a lot and the instructors couldn't have been nicer".

Jacinta Dorney, 5 out of 5, 17 July 2017

"Alfie had a fabulous time, his dream well and truly came true for him, as he is obsessed with penguins after learning about them In school last year, he cried with happiness when he realised that he hadn't just adopted one, he was going to feed one! A++ experience!"

Alfie Tasker, 5 out of 5, 17 April 2017

"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

"Catrin the penguin keeper was friendly, helpful, pleasant and made my daughter's day a day to remember. She enjoyed the experience very much and she liked the penguin toy she received. Thank you."

Sioned Jones, 5 out of 5, 28 October 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

"Macey thoroughly enjoyed the penguins. She was a little nervous, but was made to feel at ease by the lovely, kind staff. She has not stopped smiling. Thank you!"

Macey Mayo, 5 out of 5, 27 October 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, 5 out of 5, 16 October 2016

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

David Powell, 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, 08 October 2017