Animal experiences at the ARK

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Animal experiences at the ARK

Make your day extra special with one of our on the day animal experiences, or book in for a keeper for the day and throughout the year we’ll be running our memorable night shine tours.

Meerkat Encounter

Meet chilli, Saffron and their brood, as you go into the enclosure with our family of meerkats, feed them and watch how they interact with one another and you.

Cost £45, or £80 for two people (maximum two people per session), experience lasts 30 minutes, over 10’s only, includes park entry for participant and spectator.

Reptile Encounter

Meet a host of scaly critters in the Tropical house, and see they don’t deserve their cold blooded reputation.

Cost £45, or £80 for two people (maximum four people per session), experience lasts 30 minutes, over 10’s only, includes park entry for participant and spectator.

Fox Encounter

Go behind the scenes and into the enclosure to meet one of these beautiful and seldom seen animals, meet Sox our stunning Red fox for an unforgettable half hour.

Cost £45, (maximum one person per session), experience lasts 30 minutes, over 10’s only, includes park entry for participant and spectator.

VIP Tour

60 minute private tour of the park, meet a variety of animals, go behind the scenes and learn more about our residents and some of their stories

Cost £70 per group, (maximum ten people per session), experience lasts 60 minutes, suitable for all ages, does not include park entry.

Keeper for the day, over 16’s only  (Pre-book only)

Behind the scenes tour and helping the keepers with their daily tasks, that will include meeting the meerkats, preparing food and enrichment for the animals.

Cost £90, or £140 for two people, experience lasts 3 hours (11am – 2pm) and includes entrance into the wildlife park for you and one spectator, certificate and lunch in the Kalahari cafe.

Junior keeper for the day, 12-15 yrs old (Pre-book only)

Behind the scenes tour and helping the keepers with their daily tasks, that will include meeting the meerkats, animal grooming and encounters.

Cost £60, or £90 for two people, experience lasts 2.5 hours (11am – 1.30pm) and includes entrance into the wildlife park for you and one spectator, certificate and lunch in the Kalahari cafe.

Guardian must be present.

Night shine tours (Pre-book only)

Running throughout the year (Wed & Fri nights), join us once the sun go’s down to see what our animals get up to at night, watch the nocturnal animals come alive and gets hands on in the reptile house as your guided around by torchlight, culmintating in an up close encounter with Echo the Eurasian lynx.

Cost £9 per person (maximum ten people per session), suitable for adults and older children, tour lasts one hour, cafe will be open to serve drinks and cakes (extra cost will apply).

Junior night shine tour available for familes with young children, please contract us for more details.

Birthday parties at the ARK (Pre-book only)

Celebrate your birthday at the ARK wildlife park for a truly wild party.

  • Party Invitations
  • Jungle box meal (includes sandwich, drinks and a selection of treats)
  • Birthday certificate
  • Private animal encounter session for all children attending
  • Access to the wildlife park and play area for all your guests
  • Birthday gift for the birthday boy/girl

Cost £10.95 per child

1 Adult free for every 5 children

Additional adults £5.00

Birthday child goes free when parties are over 10.

For information on any of the above experiences, or to make a booking please contact the ARK on 01205 481468, alternatively e-mail us info@jurassic-encounters.co.uk