Meet the Giraffes at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Mum and son feeding the giraffes for Meet the Giraffes experience


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


Dates for May 2022 to beginning of September 2022 are now available to book.

Please check back in the summer for Meet the Giraffes tickets for September and October 2022.

£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 



We're still encouraging visitors to  continue wearing a mask when taking part in our Meet the Giraffes experience.

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 four 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 8 years of age or older.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Each participant 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, Fellows and Patrons receive a 10% discount on this experience. If you are part of the ZSL family, your 10% discount will automatically be applied when logging in with the email address registered to your membership. Having trouble booking? 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 for someone. 

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

Visual Story:

Would you find a visual story helpful to support your Meet the Giraffes experience? Please download one here.

Giraffes at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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