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MeEt tHe MeErKaTs

Our Meet the Meerkats experience offers you the chance to get up close to these highly sociable and fascinating creatures whilst giving them some of their favourite snacks, making your day at the HCC a truly special one!


After meeting your keeper and a quick briefing, you will head over to our meerkat enclosure where you will spend time with our meerkats and ask any burning questions!


It is truly an experience to remember whether for you or a gift for a loved one! Not only that, you’re helping us continue our work!

Meet the Meerkats Experience

£54.99 per person

Max participants: 2


Your experience...

Will last around half an hour and includes:

  • Free admission into the zoo for the participant. (Only select admission tickets for spectators).

  • The chance to feed our meerkats.

  • The opportunity to learn about these amazing animals and ask our keepers any questions you may have.

Gift Vouchers

Please note that only one gift voucher can be redeemed per transaction.

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  • Experiences are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and must be booked and completed before expiry.

  • The encounter is available for adults and children over the age of 5 years old; however children between the ages of 5-10 years old must be accompanied by a spectating parent or guardian paying normal zoo admission (1 adult per 1 child). Any other guests wishing to watch the experience will need to pay normal centre admission prices.

  • A maximum of two people may take part in the experience.

  • Masks must be worn on this experience, including those that are usually exempt. If you are usually exempt, please contact us before hand.

More Information

Regrettably certain guests will be unable to take part including people with relevant phobias or known allergies, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.

Whilst every effort is made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this cannot always be achieved; please contact us for advice before purchasing.

Dress Code: Please come suitably dressed for your experience. You must wear closed toe shoes such as boots or trainers and trousers or jeans. We may not be able to provide your experience if you do not come suitably dressed.

If you are considering this Encounter for corporate use or to use as a prize, please contact us on, to discuss all your options in more detail.

If you have a query about our Meerkat Encounter, please email

Please see our full terms and conditions

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