Meet the Giraffes at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Mum and son feeding the giraffes for Meet the Giraffes experienceGet up close to the world's tallest animals with this special Meet the Giraffes experience.

£54 per person

Enjoy hand feeding our giraffes their lunch whilst an expert zoo keeper tells you about our giraffe herd, as well as some fascinating giraffe facts.

Meet the Giraffes experience includes:

  • Meet and hand-feed our giraffes
  • Meet an expert zoo keeper and discover more about our giraffes 
  • Kept to a maximum of six participants so you get quality time with the giraffes and zoo keeper

Please note that admission to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is not included and must be purchased separately.



What to expect on the day

This 20 minute VIP experience begins with a health and safety briefing from our expert zoo keeper who will then take you to our special giraffe feeding area, which takes you up close to our giraffe herd. You will then help our zoo keeper hand feed the giraffe whilst learning more about this amazing species.

There will be a maximum of six people taking part in the experience, giving you lots of time with the giraffes and zoo keeper.


Important information to know before you book

  • Admission to the zoo is not included and must be purchased separately
  • Participants must be 3 years of age or older.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult guardian – each adult must also have a valid Meet the Giraffes ticket. No more than 2 children per adult
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers cannot participate
  • Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer. Accompanying carers can enter the VIP area free of charge but will not participate in the experience. Carers will need to get a carer ticket. Please call 0344 225 1826
  • Wheelchair access is available for this experience. For more information please discuss with us when you book
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience
  • The experience itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice
  • Please arrive on time, we advise guests arrive at least 10 minutes before the experience begins
  • The experience takes place outdoors so please check the weather on the day of your visit and dress accordingly
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

If you have any questions about booking please feel free to contact us.



  • Meet the Giraffes takes place at 12:15pm, daily from May through to October. 


  • £54 per person

Please note: ZSL members receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please call us to book on 0344 225 1826 or email

How to book

  • Book online here
  • Call us on 0344 225 1826

We also offer Meet the Giraffes as a gift voucher. Please visit our online shop here to book as a gift for someone. 

2020 Dates will be on sale on 1st Novemebr 2019  


2019 Dates and Prices


Meet the Giraffes takes place at 12:15pm, daily from May through to the end of October. 

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£54 per person

Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here

Giraffes at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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