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.
This experience is available Monday to Sunday, Throughout the year, subject to availability. You must take your experience before the expiry date.
The experience will last between 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the location.
This experience is for two people, there may be other people on the day.
This experience is suitable for spectators, they will need to pay the small admission fee on the day.
Minimum age varies depending on your chosen location, under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult.
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.
The Animal Experience (Stretham, Cambridgeshire)
Verity from National Accounts, October 2016
What did you get up to?
Visiting the meerkats was great. We got to sit in the enclosure with them while we fed them and played with them. I was amazed at how friendly they were! I was also surprised at how spacious and clean the enclosure was. There's plenty of things in there to entertain them and keep them happy and active. After a while chilling with them, all their unique, playful personalities came through! When our time in the meerkat enclosure was over, we were able to hold other reptiles, including a snake.
What did you enjoy the most?
The staff were also really friendly, helpful and gave us plenty of background information about each meerkat.
Make sure you explore the whole centre and visit all of the other animals before you leave as this is included within the voucher package.