one snap and they're gone!
a philippine crocodile
conservation event
 saturday 28th september  6pm - 9pm
join us for an evening of exciting activities
book your tickets by calling 01772 673836
adults £5    children £3
all proceeds are going to conservation
​see events section for more details

Williem van der Ven
animal experiences

Wild Discovery has lots of experiences to suit all interests in the animal world.

If you want to experience a truly unique and personal experience where you can have the opportunity to get up close to some of our animals, then Wild Discovery's Animal Experiences are for you.  

Choose from Animal Encounters which are short and specific encounters learning about enrichment and why it is so important, entering the enclosure and meeting your chosen animal up close.

Keeper for the Day experiences are for those that really want to see what it is like to be a zoo keeper.  Join our team of keepers in all their daily duties including mucking out, feeding and training.

Our Kids Zoo Club is perfect for those kids aged 8 to 14 years that have a thirst for knowledge about the animal kingdom.  The Kids Club is very interactive and edcuational focusing on different animal groups each week.
keeper for the day experiences

Work alongside a keeper, get your hands dirty & have fun!

keeper for the day​​

 You will be working alongside a keeper, getting involved with all our daily tasks including cleaning out and replenishing the animals bedding. Food preparation, feeding and creating enrichment for selected animals. 

You will have special access to the keeper only areas and have the opportunitiy to interact with some of the animals.  You will recieve an A5 full colour photograph and certificate to take home and remember your experience.

Our Keeper for the Day Experiences are very hands on and interactive.  It is recommended that you wear clothes you do not mind geting dirty or smelly!  Sturdy shoes are a must and long hair to be tied back.  Dress for the british weather.  Breaktime brews and snacks are included in each option, lunch is not provided.

Terms and conditions apply.
9am- 4pm

​£80 per person.

​Suitable for 15 years +

junior keeper​​

9am- 1pm

​£60 per person.

​Suitable for 8 - 14 years.

To make and booking or to enquire please call 01772 673836 or email

​​animal encounters​​

Your own personal and truly unique experience.

​​ capybara
Start your encounter by creating an enrichment item for your chosen animal and then delivering it to them and watching them enjoy what you have created, whilst our keeper captures a picture of your experience.

Each encounter is lasts about 30 minutes, included is a A4 full colour photograph, a certificate, fact sheet and zoo day pass.  

£25 per person
Maximum of 4 places available for each encounter.

Available - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Tortoise at 10.30am
Armadillo at 11am
Lemur at 1.30pm
Capybara at 2.30pm
Bat at 3.30pm

Booking is advised, although enquiries on the day can be taken.
Terms and Conditions

Age restritions apply - 5 yrs + for the tortoise, 6 yrs+ for the   armadillo
encounter, 8 yrs + for the lemur, bat and capybara encounters.

If the person completing the encounter is under 18 years they must have an accompanying adult with them who will need to pay normal admission.
The encounters are not suitable for pregnant women and wheelchair users, due to health and safety and we must be informed about any allergies or medical conditions prior to booking.

We recommend arriving 10 minutes before your start time for the health & safety briefing.

Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty, sturdy shoes, no open toe shoes and long hair must be tied back.  

​Any additional family or friends visiting with you are required to pay normal admission prices. 

To make and booking or to enquire please call 01772 673836 or email