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Meet the Meerkats for Two

Experience meerkat madness with this hands on feeding opportunity

6 locations

Valid until: 01/01/2018

4.74.7 | 148 Reviews

137 of 146 (94 %) reviewers recommend this product

At some locations you are welcome to bring spectators, although there may be an additional charge, please check on booking.

Product code: YTAE

£79

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Description

Enjoy a thrilling face-to-face encounter with a mob of majestic meerkats with this Meet the Meerkats experience for two.

This is the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal to these cute and sociable creatures and feed them their favourite treats. The meerkats will be curious of you at first and will likely stand up straight on their hind legs and stare at you through beady eyes, before possible using you as a human climbing frame as they cheekily clamber over and around you. If you’re lucky, you might get a cuddle.

Once you arrive at your chosen location, you will head straight for the meerkat enclosure. After a quick health and safety briefing, the meerkat specialist will introduce you to these wonderful animals and will be on hand to give you insightful information and oversee you as you interact with the meerkats. You will also be presented with a small tub of delicious meal worms or tasty fruit to feed to the meerkats.

Each meerkat has their own unique character which is a joy to discover. You’ll want to keep a camera on hand to capture this incredible experience.


*Please note: Unfortunately you are unable to feed the meerkats at the Halisham location.

**At some locations you will also have the opportunity to explore the rest of the zoo/park at your own leisure.

Key Information

When can you go?

This experience is available Monday to Sunday, throughout the year, subject to availability.

How long does this activity last?

The experience will last 30 to 60 minutes, depending on location.

You need to know

The minimum age is 6 years old, excluding Hailsham and Paddock Wood which is 16 years old.

This experience is not suitable for less agile people. We recommend that you wear trousers, enclosed footwear and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty!

There are no qualifications needed to take part in this experience.

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

At some locations you are welcome to bring spectators, although there may be an additional charge, please check on booking.

Locations

  • Midlands - Nottinghamshire - Ollerton
  • Midlands - Shropshire - Telford
  • North - Yorkshire - Bridlington
  • South East - Cambridgeshire - Stretham
  • South East - East Sussex - Hailsham
  • South West - Devon - Shaldon

Reviews

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Verified Purchaser

Very personal

Me and my daughter enjoyed a one on one experience up close with meerkats it was awesome also got to hold a snake and lizard all personal definitely a must wasn't disappointed at all

When did your experience take place? Dec 2016

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

Great day

Super day the staff were excellent and could not do enough for us all in all a great day

When did your experience take place? September 2016

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Butterfly House Sheffield

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Meerkat Heaven!

My son was given a Meerkat Encouter experience for Christmas. We went along to Knockhatch Adventure Park in Hailsham and had the best day out! The staff are so friendly and helpful. We were allowed into the Meerkat enclosure and spent a good half hour feeding the Meerkats, allowing them to run all over us, one even decided to sit on my head for a while! The keepers are knowledgable and informative, and after our Meerkat encounter, we were shown around an area of the zoo which was not open to the public at that time, and learned so much about owls. It was a brilliant day out and I can thoroughly recommend it.

When did your experience take place? November 2016

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Amazing experience

I bought the meerkat experience for my dad for his 50th birthday, we had such a great day and couldn't believe how close we were alllowed to get to them. I didn't think the meerkats would actually sit or climb onto us but they did! The person who led our experience was very knowledgeable about the meerkats and you could see there was a good bond with her and the meerkats. You could see the animals were very looked after and the enclosure was very clean and meerkats are well fed. The whole experience was so much more than I expected! Thank you so much!

When did your experience take place? 27th November 2016

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? The animal experience stretham

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great Experience with knowledgeable Staff

I took my friend to the Meerkat experience in Ely, Cambridgeshire for her Christmas present. It was a wonderful afternoon. The meerkats were enthralling each with their own personalities. The staff were extremely knowledgeable not only about the meerkats but about the other reptiles they had. I would have no qualms about recommending this to others. In fact I hope to take my older grandchildren in the New Year.

When did your experience take place? Ely Cambridgeshire

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

GREAT PLACE TO BE UP AND CLOSE WITH MEERKATS!

Gill and I had a great time up there - a part of the world we don't know very well, and the meerkats were great fun.

When did your experience take place? 13th Nov '16

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

4 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great day out

I had a brilliant day out at Shaldon Zoo doing a Meet the Meerkat experience. We arrived a bit early so we could have a look round the rest of the Zoo first. It is a lovely little place, with animals like capuchins, slow loris, tamarins and more. The actual experience was great. We met up with the Keeper and we were taken into the Meerkat enclosure, where we were given a bowl of food and we sat down on a couple of logs. The Meerkats came straight over and were jumping up on our laps and scrabbling for the food. It was brilliant. My husband had about 3 on him at one point. It lasted probably about 25mins. All the staff we met were so friendly and helpful. It was a really lovely day out. I would definately like to go back.

When did your experience take place? 25/11/16

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

Great place friendly staff

We finally got around to booking our meercat experience. Lovely to be with the animals in their enclosure and feed them too. We were shown around the reptile enclosures too and had the opportunity to handle the snakes as well.

When did your experience take place? December 3rd 2016

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Animal experience (Ely Cambridgeshi

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Lots of fun

This experience was a treat for my 8 year old twin daughters. They had so much fun. Both got to cuddle and stroke the meerkats and one even sat on my daughters head ! They haven't stopped talking about it since.

When did your experience take place? October

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Tropical butterfly house Sheffield

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great animal experience

I was bought this as a present. Has a fabulous time. Very welcoming, relaxed and informative

When did your experience take place? 22 /11/2016

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service