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 select times of the year we’ll be running our memorable night shine tours.

Experience vouchers can be purchased as gifts with no fixed date, allowing the recipient to book a date that suits them, valid for six months from date of purchase.

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

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 £50, or £90 for two people (maximum two people per session), experience lasts approx 30 minutes, over 10’s only, includes park entry for participants

Lynx Experience
Help with Echo’s afternoon feed, prepare enrichment for her and learn more about these beautiful cats
Get closer than the general public as your accompanied behind the scenes to get up close and personal with this stunning predator.
(Does not include direct entry into enclosure or contact)
Cost £50, or £90 for two people (maximum two people per session), over 16’s only, includes park entry for participants
Afternoon sessions

Reptile Encounter

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

Cost £50, or £90 for two people (maximum four people per session), experience lasts approx 30 minutes, over 10’s only, includes park entry for participants

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 £50 or £90 for two people(maximum two people per session), experience lasts approx 30 minutes, over 10’s only, includes park entry for participants

Coati Encounter

Meet Honey & Maple our beautiful coati girls, who love to be fussed, you will learn about this cheeky pair whilst helping with enrichment activities.

They are very lively, and may even climb right up onto your head-not suitable for those of a nervous disposition.

Cost £50 or £90 for two people (maximum two people per session), experience lasts approx 30 minutes, over 16’s only, includes park entry for participants

Ultimate Encounter

Choose any 3 of the following private encounters for the ultimate package

Coati (age 16+)

Meerkat (age 10+)

Lynx (age 16+/winter season only)

Fox (age 10+)

Reptile (age 10+)

Ultimate encounters are for a maximum of 2 visitors at the same time and last approx 90 minutes.

£135 per person/£250 for 2, includes park entry and lunch.

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 £120 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 £110, or £180 for two people, experience lasts 3 hours (11am – 2pm) and includes entrance into the wildlife park for participant 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 £75, or £130 for two people, experience lasts 2.5 hours (11am – 1.30pm) and includes entrance into the wildlife park for participant and one adult includes lunch in the Kalahari cafe for participant.

Guardian must be present.

Mini Keeper experience, 5-12 yrs old (Pre-book only)

£60 one child

£100 two children

Suitable for ages 5-12 (must be accompanied by an adult)

Tasks vary from day to day but may include:

Feeding

Grooming

Basic cleaning

Food preparation

Starts at 10am and last 1.5 hours, Prices include park entry for children and one adult.

Night shine tours (Pre-book only)

Running throughout Autumn & Winter (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.

Hot drink and seasonal treats included.

Cost £20 adults, £18 concessions, £12 age 12-16,  suitable for adults and older children (age 12+ only), 8pm-10pm.

Group sizes-minimum 6 / maximum 20

Birthday parties at the ARK (Pre-book only)

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

Party Invitation template

Buffet meal (includes sandwich, drinks and a selection of treats)

Private animal encounter session for all children attending

Access to the wildlife park and play area for all your guests

Cost £12.50 per child

£6.50 for under 3’s

2 Adults go free

Additional adults £5.00 (doe’s not include buffet)

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