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Meet the Lions at Whipsnade Zoo | Gift Experience

The perfect gift for animal lovers, this gift experience lets you step behind the scenes at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, where you’ll get the chance to meet our beautiful African Lions.

£84 per person

An expert zoo keeper will be on hand throughout the experience to tell you everything you wanted to know about these amazing big cats.

The gift experience is valid for one year and the recpient will receive a digital gift voucher allowing them to book onto their preferred day. 

This is a great opportunity for someone who loves lions to get up close to their favourite animals.

Meet the Lions gift experience includes

  • A 20 minute experience where you meet and feed our African Lions at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
  • Discover more about this amazing species from an expert zoo keeper who can answer all your questions
  • Health and safety briefing
  • Digital lion experience gift voucher for one person

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

Please note our ZSL online shop no longer fulfills Gift Experience purchases.
To purchase this gift Experience voucher please head to our main website by clicking below.




Important information before booking a Meet the Lions experience:

  • The gift voucher is for the experience only. Admission to the zoo is not included and must be purchased separately
  • Participants must be 12 years of age or older and at least 3 feet tall to take part
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers cannot participate
  • Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer who will take responsibility for following health and safety guidelines. Accompanying carers will not participate in the experience
  • Wheelchair access is not 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 5 minutes before the experience begins
  • The experience takes place outdoors and occurs rain or shine so please check the weather before you come and dress accordingly!
  • Your ticket will be forfeit if you turn up to the experience late or cancel within 14 days of your reservation
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information here