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Meet the Meerkats


This experience is not currently available to buy. However, we are still taking bookings for existing vouchers.

During this unique experience, you’ll meet one of our keepers and enter the meerkat enclosure with them. Our meerkats are very inquisitive so will be interested to investigate anything or anybody new entering their enclosure! This experience is for one person and can be bought for up to two people at any one time.

It will last 20 minutes and there will be plenty of photo opportunities as you take a seat and scatter feed the meerkats their bugs. Please note you are feeding them live invertebrates. We cannot guarantee that they will climb on to your lap like the lucky person in this photo!

– An amazing up close and personal experience with our cheeky family of meerkats

– Feed the meerkats in their enclosure and watch as they forage for their dinner

– Learn about meerkat behaviour and family life and hear stories of the adventures of our loveable and curious meerkats

– Inclusive of Zoo entry

This experience is for participants ages 8 years or over. Children age 8 to 15 must be accompanied into the enclosure by a fully paying adult. A maximum of 2 people can undertake this experience at one time.

Please wear suitable clothes and footwear that you don’t mind possibly getting dirty. Note for your and the animal’s safety you are not allowed to touch the meerkats.

This experience can be bought for up to two people at any one time.


This experience is available to book on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:30am or 2pm. Dates are available up to 2 months in advance.

To discuss dates, please call 01752 837645 or email our team to confirm availability. Please note, due to popular demand, this experience can book up very quickly and there may be a long waiting time for the next available date.

Now more than ever, Dartmoor Zoo needs your support to help feed your favourite animals and fund conservation work here and around the world.

Your purchase makes our vital work possible and we are incredibly grateful for your continued support.

This voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.