Animal Contact Sessions

Get up close and personal with your favourite animal!

The Cheetahs

What happens on your day...

You will be escorted to the Cheetah enclosure and given instructions on what to do and what not to do before you meet the Cheetah. Once both you and the animal keeper are happy you will have your ‘once in a lifetime’ experience of coming face to face with one of our hand reared Cheetahs.

The session is planned to last approximately 30 minutes, in which time there will be a photographer to take photos of your special day. Family and friends are welcome to come along, but will have to pay an entrance fee and will have to stay behind the barriers.

The price for the Cheetah Contact Session is £450.00. This includes entrance to the park, training, contact session, certificate and CD. Must be age 18 and over. Deposit of £100 to be paid upon booking and remainder amount to be settled a week prior to session, once agreed on date.

Available from Spring to end of Summer.

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The Lemurs

What happens on your day...

You will be escorted to the Ring Tail Lemur enclosure where you will be given instructions on what to do. Once you and the animal keeper are both happy you will be allowed to enter their enclosure and hand feed the lemurs.

The session is planned to last approximately 30 minutes, in which time there will be a photographer to take photos of your special day. Family and friends are welcome to come along, but will have to pay an entrance fee and will have to stay behind the barriers.

The price for a Ring Tailed Lemur Contact Session is £85.00 for one person or £125.00 for two. This includes entry to the park, training, contact session, certificate and CD. Must be age 14 and over.

Available from Spring to end of October.

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The Tigers

What happens on your day...

After training from our animal keeper you will be escorted to our Tiger enclosure. Once you and our keeper are happy you will be given a bucket of meat, gloves and a feeding stick, and then feeding through the wire will begin.

The session will last for approximately 30 minutes, in which time there will be a photographer to take photos of your special day. Friends and family are welcome to come along but will have to pay entry fee and stay behind the barriers

The Price for ‘Meat The Tigers’ is £175.00 for one person or £250.00 for two. This includes entry to the park, training, contact session, certificate and CD. Must be age 16 and over.

Available throughout the year – depending on the weather.

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The Reptiles

What happens on your day...

You will be escorted to the Reptile House where you will be given instructions on how to handle the reptiles. You will be able to hold a selection of our reptiles including our Boa Constrictor, Bearded Dragon, Millipedes and Corn Snakes to name a few.

The session lasts for approximately 30 minutes, in that time we will have a photographer taking photos of your special day.

The price for the Reptile Contact Session is £50 for one person, any additional people £25 each. This includes your entry to the park, training, contact session, certificate and CD. Must be over the age of 5.

Available throughout the year.

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Payment must be made at time of booking. Sessions take place on a Wednesday or Saturday and must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance.

To book, please email: office@hamertonzoopark.com or call 01832 293 362.

What people said...

  • "This was a truly amazing experience, one that I will remember forever, as I have a lifelong admiration for tigers."

    Keith Perry

  • "I had to wait a very long time for this to happen. But the wait was worth it."

    Sarah Galley

  • "My contact with the Lemurs was my forth visit to Hamerton, on this occasion it was bought as a birthday present.

    I enjoyed the Lemur contact very much; the Lemurs were very friendly and obviously comfortable with human contact. The staff were on hand to answer any questions I had, if you enjoy the company of animals then this is an experience not to be missed."

    Melville Line

  • "The animal experiences at Hamerton is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I loved it so much I did another one."

    Jessica Burke

  • "To all at Hamerton. Many thanks for a wonderful day feeding the magnificent Blizzard and Ladybelle. It is something I will always remember. It was worth every penny and its very special as you don't get to feed a tiger every day."

    Dawn Brawn

  • "I would like to thank Hamerton for making it possible for this wonderful experience which I will never forget (excellent best birthday present ever). A special thanks to the keepers who were absolutely brilliant and of course not forgetting Django."

    Dougie Brawn

  • "I had fun with all the different reptiles crawling all over me, especially the Boa Constrictor, it was great."

    Matthew Wood

  • "I cannot put into words how amazing my experience of meeting a Cheetah was. Django was absolutely amazing, and although he was a wild animal he was so gentle that I felt relaxed throughout the time I spent with him. The Hamerton staff were fantastic and explained beforehand what I could expect from the experience, but nothing could have prepared me for the thrill of coming face to face with such a beautiful creature.

    I never imagined I would be able to get close enough to touch him but he seemed to enjoy being stroked, and in fact purred throughout the whole encounter. I was sad when my time with him came to an end, but I was presented with a beautiful collection of photographs which will always remind me of this wonderful day. Thank you Hamerton I will always cherish the memories of my meeting with Django."

    Sally Smith