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Mad about monkeys?


Love lemurs?


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, reptiles, 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.

As these animals can potentially catch illnesses from visitors, we require face coverings to be worn during these encounters.

Encounters run daily at the following times:

  • 11:00 am - Meet the meerkats
  • 11:30 am - Meet the reptiles
  • 12:00 pm - Meet the monkeys
  • 2:00 pm - Meet the lemurs
image/svg+xml Meet the meerkats - £15
image/svg+xml Meet the reptiles - £15
image/svg+xml Meet the monkeys - £15
image/svg+xml Meet the lemurs - £15
A meerkat sitting in a metal bowl being held by a gloved hand