Mad about monkeys?
Want to meet a meerkat?
'Meet the animal' encounters allow you to get up close and personal to some of your favourite species here at the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis. Spend 20 minutes feeding, enriching and quizzing a keeper about our meerkats, lemurs or emperor tamarins!
Encounters are also bookable on the day of your visit at the admissions desk. Places are however limited to 6 per encounter, so make sure you sign up early for your chance to interact with these amazing animals!
Encounters are suitable for ages 5 and up.
General admission to the zoo is not included in the price of 'Meet the animal' encounters.
Please note that we are strongly encouraging visitors to wear face coverings throughout 'Meet the animal' encounters, in the best interest of the animals.
Please also note that redevelopment of our meerkat exhibit is due to start on 1st October 2020, so we will temporarily be unable to offer Meerkat encounters from this date until the work is completed.
Encounters run daily at the following times:
- 11:00 am - Meet the meerkats
- 12:00 pm - Meet the monkeys
- 2:00 pm - Meet the lemurs