Penguin feeding experience

We're sorry but because of extended closures due to Covid-19 restrictions we've had to remove our penguin feeding vouchers from sale until we've booked all outstanding penguin experiences. If you still have a voucher to use you can currently book in with us for later in the year. All expired vouchers have currently been extended until the end of 2021.

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 £45, and suitable for ages 8 and up!

 What’s included in the penguin feeding experience?

  • Includes two species of friendly penguin
  • Opportunity to hand feed
  • Behind the scenes in the penguin kitchen
  • Souvenir cuddly toy

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

"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, 18 September 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, 03 October 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, 18 August 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, 01 July 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, 30 May 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, 10 May 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, 03 May 2019

"I had a fantastic time in my penguin experience. I have always wanted to do it and it's something I can tick off my bucket list."

Joanne Jones, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 18 April 2019

"Brilliant experience. Excellent value for money. Amazing staff. Made my son feel really special. Wonderful to be so close to the penguins. They were so relaxed and comfortable around us. We had lots of time both prepping the fish and feeding the penguins and staff were really knowledgeable. Will be recommending this to everyone and would do it again."

Emma Fumagalli, Tamworth, 5 out of 5, 03 April 2019

"We booked a penguin feeding experience as a gift for my son Ryan’s tenth birthday! What a wonderful time he had! He got to prepare the fish and got to hand feed the penguins! In his words “it was a dream come true.” We’d like to thank the two female zookeepers for providing such an enjoyable experience. They were so friendly and knowledgeable. We made memories today that will last a lifetime!"

Mia Davies, Kidwelly, 5 out of 5, 26 February 2019

"I had two zoo keeper experiences for my 40th birthday, with the giraffes and penguins. It was great to get up close to the animals and I really enjoyed the experience. The staff are so friendly, informative and clearly love what they do! It's a great day out even if you don't have children! We are very lucky to have such a place on our doorstep! Would recommend as a gift for any age!"

Rebecca Nelson, Tenby, 5 out of 5, 18 June 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, 22 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 he hadn't just adopted one. A********* experience."

Alfie Tasker, Trethomas, 5 out of 5, 29 June 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 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, 20 May 2016

"My daughter had the penguin experience and it was fantastic. She was taken to a side room to prepare the fish for feeding and the two ladies there were brilliant and very patient when answering questions and showing us what to do. My daughter then went in with the penguins to hand feed. It was a day to remember, can't wait to do it again."

Nicola Blackwell, 5 out of 5, 27 March 2016

My son absolutely adored this experience! He loved every second, from loading the fish with vitamins, to seeing the hatching area and finally going to feed the penguins while the keepers gave a talk. The keepers were clearly very knowledgeable and more than that, passionate about their animals which shone through. Cannot recommend this experience more."

Jayne Hayward, Lowestoft, 5 out of 5, 03 August 2015