Donkey Encounter

NEW - Pre Purchase one of our new encounters to help support the Zoo during this time!

NEW - Donkey Encounter

Meet the keeper and our friendly giants, the Poitou Donkeys! Take these fluffy beasts on a walk around the zoo and enjoy a grooming session with our keepers.

  • 45 minutes with our keeper and the donkeys
  • A small donkey stuffed toy
  • A Donkey Encounter completion certificate
  • Admission to the animal park for the participant
  • 10 min briefing session prior to the Encounter
  • Complimentary drink for the participant in our new Bear Falls Cafe
  • The opportunity to learn from and ask questions from one of our amazing keepers!
  • £40 per person

Members and Adopters receive 10% off the encounter price.

The encounter is available for adults and children over the age of 12 years old; however children between the ages of 12 and 15 years must be accompanied by a spectating parent or guardian paying normal zoo admission (1 adult per 1 child).

There may be up to 2 other participants taking part in the same Encounter.

We regret that this encounter is currently not suitable for wheelchair users.

You can purchase an Encounter from our online shop, in-store or alternatively, Contact Us to organise the encounter over the phone or by email. Pre-booking is recommended, but we may also have availability on the day of your visit, ask in the tearoom for more info!

Donkey Encounter