Meet the Meerkats

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Meeting the Meerkats


Do you love Meerkats? Would you like to spend some quality time with theses curious little creatures? It’s simples! Just book a meerkat experience for yourself or as a gift to find out why our meerkat animal experience is one of the most popular experiences we offer at our Hertfordshire zoo.

Meerkats are without a doubt one of the most entertaining species in the animal kingdom, and it’s no surprise why they have become so popular! Would you like to spend some quality time with theses curious little creatures? It’s simples! Just book a meerkat experience for yourself or as a gift for another and find out why our Meet the Meerkats experience is one of the most popular packages we offer at our Hertfordshire zoo.

Join our fantastic zookeepers inside one of Paradise Wildlife Park’s secure enclosures to meet the meerkats for this unique animal experience. You will be provided with your own feeding bowl, and you’ll be able to get up close and personal with your new furry friends, feeding the meerkats in a fully hands-on environment. Our Meerkats have been known to help themselves to the food so don’t be surprised if they can’t wait! Experiencing first-hand the inquisitive nature of these fascinating creatures is certainly not to be missed!

Paradise Wildlife Park offers you the chance to experience the social behaviour of these fascinating creatures. Your experience will start with welcome drinks in our Discovery Centre.  From here you will be introduced to one of our experienced keepers who will escort you to one of our Meerkat enclosures for your health and safety briefing. Throughout your experience the keeper will tell you about the behaviour, feeding, habits and habitat of our Meerkats.

In order to make sure that our Meet the Meerkats experience is the perfect package for you we have provided some important information regarding the experience below, please read before booking.

You can purchase an annual membership to the park online here.

Our Gift Cards can be redeemed across all of our experiences, including our Meet The Meerkats package! Perfect as a gift for friends or family.

The What to Know's


  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Minimum age: 8 years
  • Children under 10 years must be accompanied by a participating adult.
  • Participants under the age of 14 years must be accompanied on site by an adult with a valid day ticket.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Participants receive a certificate
  • PPE guidance you must bring a face mask or covering to participate in this experience. This includes both Adults and Children.

    Medical exemptions are not included, face Masks MUST still be worn.

  • Trainers, Boots or Wellies MUST be worn.

Experience Prices


Each experience includes admission to Paradise, so you can spend the whole day at the park around your experience if you wish.

You can bring guests who pay normal admission prices but cannot participate in the experience.

Available for 1 to 2 participants
From: £99.00

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our Meet the Meerkats package includes a ticket to our park so once you're done with your experience you can enjoy & explore the rest of our animals.

Our Meet the Meerkats package is perfect for children and a great way to create a memory they won't forget. The minimum age for this experience is 8 and children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Our Meet the Meerkats experience package is the perfect choice for an individual or as a group of 2. Share the fun and bring a friend!

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