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Meerkat Encounter for Two

Experience meerkat madness with this hands on feeding opportunity

3 locations

Valid until: 01/08/2018

4.74.7 | 173 Reviews

This experience is suitable for spectators, they will need to pay the small admission fee on the day.

Product code: YTAE Ref: PXTAE

Was £79Now £49

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This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet a real group of meerkats. You will get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures at a dedicated centre that specialises in their care. You will spend quality time really getting to know the animals as they climb all over you and feed from your hands! Each meerkat has its own individual character that is a joy to discover.

At some locations you will also have the opportunity to explore the rest of the centre at your own leisure.

Once you arrive you will head straight for the meerkat enclosure. After a health and safety briefing, you will need to wash your hands before entering the enclosure. The meerkat specialist will be on hand to give you insightful information and oversee you as you interact with the animals. You will be presented with a small tub of meal worms or fruit to feed the meerkats with.

There will be plenty of opportunities to take photos and videos of this unforgettable experience.

Please note: Some locations may have porcupines in the enclosure as well.

When can you go?

This experience is available Monday to Sunday, Throughout the year, subject to availability. You must take your experience before the expiry date.

How long does this activity last?

The experience will last between 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the location.

You need to know

Under 16's need to be accompanied by an adult, excluding Paddock Wood where the minimum age is 16.

We recommend that you wear trousers, enclosed footwear and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty!

This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.

You and how many others?

This experience is for two people, there may be other people on the day.

Family and friends

This experience is suitable for spectators, they will need to pay the small admission fee on the day.

  • Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom - Midlands - Shropshire - Telford
  • The Animal Experience - South East - Cambridgeshire - Stretham
  • Shaldon Wildlife Trust - South West - Devon - Shaldon

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Verified Purchaser

Absolutely fantastic day out!

Meeting the meerkats at Shaldon Wildlife Trust was a wonderful experience, the rest of the zoo was great fun and the staff are friendly, knowledgable and very welcoming! Would absolutely visit again.

When did your experience take place? 27th July

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Shaldon Wildlife Trust

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Meerkat Experience

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Feeding and interacting with the Meerkats. Friendly, knowledgeable, professional staff.

When did your experience take place? June 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Hoo Sutton Farm, Shropshire

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great experience

A really nice afternoon out. The meerkats are great fun and the Keeper gave us lots of relevant information. The zoo has lots of other interesting animals and the Experience includes free membership/entry for a year.

When did your experience take place? July 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Shaldon Wildlife Trust

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

What a great experience

A friendly family run centre with great knowledge and no question too ridiculous. We had a wonderful experience with the Meerkats, feeding and handling them, (they get everywhere in the search for food!). Watching them interact with each other was a real education and our guide was very informative. After our session we took up the offer to handle some Royal Pythons and my wife who is an arachnophobe, was offered the chance to face her fear and hold a tarantula, which to my surprise she did. Overall this was a real treat for us and we would like to say thanks to the family and staff for giving us a great experience.

When did your experience take place? July 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The Animal Experience

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

What an Amazing Experience!

I bought the tickets for the MeerKat experience back in April, so glad I did. We visited The Animal Experience at Stretham, Cambridgeshire on 29/7/2017 and our slot was at 3pm. Four family members were participating and my husband was a spectator and photographer. We all really enjoyed ourselves, George took us in to meet the MeerKats and explained all the interesting facts about them, answering any questions we had with such ease. We were allowed to handle and feed the Meerkats although they were happy to climb all over you and sit on your shoulders. A warning they have very long sharp claws which can dig in and they like shoes! As their enclosure is full of sawdust and there outside pen of sand, if you sit on the floor with them, as we did, you do tend to get messy. Luckily I brought a small brush with us to brush ourselves down before we left. After our session had finished, George took us around to see some of the other animals, which was an added bonus, sharing his knowledge again he explained about each animal in turn, and just before we left we were allowed to hold a snake, which I never dreamt I would do. An amazing afternoon spent with the animals, took some great photo's and the memories we made will last a very long time.

When did your experience take place? 29/7/2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The Animal Experience

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
5 Service
Meerkat experience at Stretham An adult Meerkat Meerkat experience, Stretham Baby Meerkat

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Verified Purchaser

Fantastic experience

The whole family ended up doing the experience as under 16's had to be accompanied by an adult. Our 9 year old twins loved it (as did my husband and I). Both experiences were quite different due to the weather, on the warmer day the meerkats were very active where as on the colder day they were slower and easier to stroke and handle (the babies)! Being in the enclosure with them is amazing, having them climb all over you and feeding them is a real experience. The keeper was fantastic, we never felt rushed, he was really informative and certainly helped us to get the most out of the experience. I couldn't fault Knockhatch Adventure park either, you get admission into the park itself and it is such fun, some great rides and activities. You can really make a day of it as well as doing the experience! It was brilliant!

When did your experience take place? June & July 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Knockhatch Adventure Park

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Amazing experience!!

I was given this experience as a gift for Christmas! It was the most amazing gift. Loved playing and cuddling with the meerkats and learning about them! Buster the member of staff who took us through our experience was brilliant, so knowledgeable and proffesional! We will definitely be back x

When did your experience take place? 16/7/17

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The Animal Experience

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Good day

Ibought this a year ago weell worth the money and a very enjoyable day

When did your experience take place? Knockhatch

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Knockhatch

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Very informative and full hands on

I was bought this experience for Christmas. I loved every minute of it. Meercats are so sweet and friendly. The keeper was really informative and was happy to discuss the meercats in great depth. He was a wonderful guy and gave us info on other animals in the zoo. A credit to the zoo seeing as he is a volunteer. I will definately come back and do the experience again.

When did your experience take place? 30th june 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Shaldon zoo

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

The Meerkats were amazing

Bought this for my husband for xmas he loved it, great experience.

When did your experience take place? June

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Stretham

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service