Meet the Giraffes at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Mum and son feeding the giraffes for Meet the Giraffes experience



Whilst we are pleased to have reopened our Zoos with limited capacity, due to the current COVID-19 guidelines in place, we have chosen to postpone our Meet the Giraffes Experiences for the the time being to ensure we are able to operate our Zoos safely for our visitors, staff and animals. We understand this is disappointing and those customers with existing bookings will be contacted via email with their options.

 For those looking to book for 2021, Dates will go on sale on 1st November 2020.

Get up close to the world's tallest animals with this special Meet the Giraffes experience.


£54 per person

Enjoy 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 feed our giraffes
  • Meet an expert zoo keeper and discover more about our giraffes 

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 our 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. 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. 
  • Wheelchair access is available for this experience.
  • 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 12:00pm, daily from late April through to October. 


  • £54 per person

Please note: ZSL Gold members, Patrons and Fellows receive a 10% discount on this experience. This discount will be added automatically at checkout when you sign in using your registered email address. If you are having problems please call us on  0344 225 1826.

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 and Prices


Meet the Giraffes takes place at 12:00pm, daily from late April through to October. 

Book now >


£54 per person

Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here

Giraffes at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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