Heads up!We are now partially re-open. TICKETS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED ONLINE TO GAIN ENTRY, INCLUDING ANNUAL PASS MEMBERS. Tickets CANNOT be purchased at the gate. Tickets are available to pre-book online up until Sunday 20th September 2020. See the 'Know Before You Go' page below for more details...

Meerkat Experience

Temporarily not operating due to Government restrictions. Click to learn more!

Meerkat Experience

Temporarily not operating due to Government restrictions. Click to learn more!

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Temporarily not operating due to Government restrictions


The Meerkat Experience gives you the chance to get up close and personal to these beautiful animals.

Our Meerkats are naturally curious and sociable, and they usually can’t wait to meet new people. In this experience you will meet our meerkat family and we will teach you about the complexity of family life of this dynamic little mammal, as well as each animal's unique personality.

We let the Meerkats decide how much they would like to interact, although when the food comes out it’s usually hard to keep them away! You will walk away from this unique experience with a new understanding of this inquisitive animal grinning from ear to ear.

Age Group

8 years upwards

Time

10.30am to 11.00am (all year round)

3.00pm to 3.30pm (November to March)

4.00pm to 4.30pm (April to October)

Duration

30 minutes

Price

£60 for one person

£80 for 2 persons

We only allow 2 persons plus the Keeper into the enclosure at anyone time.

The price includes entry into the rest of the Park for the participants and the spectators.

Spectators

Maximum of 2 (adults 17yrs+) free of charge per booking

Clothing

Fully enclosed shoes, long trousers and a full-sleeved top are required



Please note that this experience is not suitable for wheelchair access.

Click here to read our terms and conditions before booking.

The Meerkat Experience is fantastic. They climbed all over me!

Lisa - 40yrs
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Experience Rules

Upon taking part in the experience, you accept the following risks and will adhere to the rules listed below

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the experience is due to start.
  • If you have booked using a voucher. YOU MUST BRING YOUR VOUCHER WITH YOU. Without the voucher the experience cannot go ahead.
  • You must wear minimum a long-sleeved top, a pair of trousers and a pair of enclosed shoes.
  • The experience will go ahead whatever the weather. However, we reserve the right to postpone, cancel, shorten or adapt any experience to continue the smooth running of the Park.
  • We suggest you bring a change of clothes and shoes with you in case you want to go in any of the play areas after the experience.
  • The Keepers must be obeyed at all times.
  • We allow two adult (18yrs+) spectators in free of charge. The spectators will not be allowed into the animal’s enclosure.
  • Participants are not allowed to swap with someone else in their party halfway through the experience.
  • You must not eat or drink in the animal’s enclosures or areas.
  • Our animals are on a strict diet so please do not bring food in to feed them. If on the experience you get to feed the animals the Keepers will supply the food.
  • You must wash your hands at the nearest hand washing station after taking part in the experience.
  • You will be allowed to take pictures throughout the experience.
  • The staff at Knockhatch Adventure Park reserve the right to refuse admission if they see fit to do so and stop the experience at any time for any reason.

KNOCKHATCH ADVENTURE PARK CANNOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR INJURY CAUSED WHILST PARTICIPATING IN THE EXPERIENCE. ANYONE BREAKING THESE RULES MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PARK WITH NO REFUND GIVEN.