Daily Activities & Feeding Times

Due to Covid-19 we are not currently offering a Talks Programme.
We have however, put QR codes at various animal enclosures so you can watch the talks virtually!


Activity Start Time
Go Wild Encounter in the Go Wild Theatre (logo shown on map) (weekends only) 11.30 am
Meet the Farm Animals (Map Ref: 43) 12.00pm – 12.45pm
Castle Bird of Prey Display (weather permitting) (Castle Courtyard) 12 pm
Otter Talk & Feed (Map Ref: 23) (weekdays only) 12.30 pm
Daily Discovery Time (in the Rainforest room) (weekends only) 12.00 pm – 12.45 pm
Giraffe Talk  (Map Ref: 14) (weekdays only) 12.45pm
Tiger Talk (Map Ref: 10) 1.00pm
Go Wild! Encounter in the Go Wild! Theatre (logo shown on map) 2.15pm
Meet the Farm Animals (Map Ref: 43) 2.15pm – 3.30pm
Sea lion Talk & Feed (Map Ref: 36) 2.45pm
Penguin Talk & Feed (Map Ref: 39) 3.00pm
Meerkat Talk & Feed (Map Ref: 32) 3.15pm
Ghost & History Walk (from the Castle Courtyard) 3.30pm

Unless specified all talks take place outside the relevant animal enclosure. 

(Please remember to pick up a Map on arrival)

Please note that in the event of fine weather opening hours may be extended by one hour at weekends.  Please call 01384 215313 for further information.

Safari Gift Shop

10.00am – 4.00pm

Queen Mary Restaurant

10.00am – 3.30pm (Hot food served until 2.30pm)

Courtyard Cafe

11.30am – 3pm (school holidays only)

Discovery Centre

Used for Discovery Time on the talks programme only.

Castle Creatures

10.00am – 4.00pm

Lemur Wood

11.00am – 4.00pm

Lorikeet Lookout

11.00am – 3.00pm

Land Train

From 10.00am – 3.30pm (last run 3.30pm from the Elephant Statue to main entrance)

Chair Lift

From 11 am – 3 pm daily.  Children must be aged 7 yrs + and have a height of 1.2m to travel on the chair lift.
For safety reasons this vintage chair lift has a maximum weight restriction of 19 stone / 120 kilos per chair.  Please speak to the operator with any queries.

Face Painting

From 11am – 3.00pm. Weekends and School Holidays only.

Fun Fair

Seasonal – weekends and school holidays (weather permitting)

First Aid Stations are located at the Queen Mary Restaurant, Discovery Centre and Safari Gift Shop.

Seasonal activities  may be extended during busy periods.  Closing time may also be extended.  Please check with the Safari Gift Shop.