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Meet the Lions Gift Experience at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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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. 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 presented in an attractive gift voucher pack which is valid for one year with instructions on how to book onto this incredible experience. 

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
  • Experience gift pack including Meet the Lions experience voucher for one person
  • FREE shipping  

Please note that admission to ZSL Whipsande Zoo is not included and must be purchased separately. Scroll down for further information on our bundle offer with tickets.


This product can be found in collections such as:

Zoo Vouchers ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Gift Shop Animal Experiences Meet the Animals Gift Experiences Father's Day gifts

Save 15% - Bundle Offer with admission

Save 15% when you buy two experience vouchers with either two adult gift tickets or one adult and one child gift tickets. 

Just add everything to the basket and the saving will automatically be applied at checkout! 


What to expect on the day

You will arrive at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo where you will make your way to the designated meeting point at the African Lion exhibit. One of our expert zoo keepers will greet you and accompany you to the lions experience enclosure where they will give you an introduction and a health and safety briefing. You will then spend time with the lions and feed them, alongside the trained keeper. The experience will last approximately 20 minutes.

Know before you book

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


  • The gift voucher is valid for one year from the date of purchase
  • The experience is available Friday - Monday at 15:00pm
  • All bookings are subject to availability so we recommend that you book your preferred date at least six weeks in advance

How do gift experiences work?

Simply purchase the gift experience and we will send a gift voucher to you or the recipient. The gift voucher includes all the information needed to book onto your Meet the Lions experience.  

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