Birthday Parties

Please note: All experiences have been suspended until further notice, in line with our social distancing protocol. We are not currently offering birthday party sessions. We will update this page with any developments or changes as soon as they arise.
Are your kids crazy for critters? Why not celebrate their birthday with an animal-filled party in the African Zone at the zoo!
Our parties include:
  • Animal handling with some of the African Zone’s friendliest residents
  • An enrichment workshop
  • Chat to a keeper and explore an enclosure (serval, lemur or meerkat, subject to availability)
  • A Meet the Meerkats experience for the birthday boy/girl
  • A gift for the birthday boy/girl
  • Free entry to the zoo for the entire group for the whole day


Party Baldrick
This python loves to party!
Parties take place in the Discovery Room in the African Zone. They start at 10:15 and last approximately one hour. Parties are suitable for children aged 8 – 12yrs, in groups of 5 – 10 children.
There is a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 children per party.
5 children – £130 (required to secure the party)
Every additional child (up to a total of 10 individuals) – £10
2 adults can accompany the party free of charge
Up to 2 additional adults may join the party at a cost of £4 each
Depending on availability, The Barn can be hired at an additional cost of £30 an hour after or before the party. The Barn has a kitchen with microwave, toilets including a disabled toilet, tables, chairs and a secure outdoor space with benches.

Unfortunately due to space restrictions, we cannot have more than 10 children and 4 adults per party.

If your child has any accessibility or additional needs then please let us know and we can adapt our activities appropriately.

If you have any questions or to book, please call 01293 521168 or email