The Discovery Centre will be closing at 1:00pm on Tuesday 19th November for planned cleaning and maintenance. The centre will reopen at 9:30am on Wednesday 20th November | Woodland walk will also be closed from 19th November until 24th November for scheduled maintenance work | Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances the Safari Roadtrain is currently out of action – hopefully this is a temporary issue and we’ll keep everyone posted when it is up and running!

Admission Prices Inc. Donation Exc. Donation
Adult £14.95 £13.55
Children (3-15 Years) £10.95 £9.95
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £12.95 £11.75
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £7.45 £6.75

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Meet the Lions Experience

Think you’re brave enough…? Then come and prove it!

Beat the 2020 price increase!

On the 1st January 2020 the price for this experience will increase. Purchase your experience now to make a saving of up to £10!

This is a fantastic opportunity to get as close as possible to our superb pride of lions. Join one of our trained animal keeping staff to get a fascinating insight into our pride of lions and also feed these magnificent animals – a once in a lifetime experience!

This unique experience is also available for two people to enjoy together. The voucher comes with complimentary park admission for the participants, commemorative photos and framed certificates of participation.

Participants must be 14 years and over. There is one time slot per day, starting at 9am lasting approximately one hour.

Meet the Lions Experience

  • 1 person £120
  • 2 people £180 (second person half price)

This experience must be booked in advance. The programme of activities is dependent on the capability of the participants; however, where it is possible, reasonable adjustments will be made to try to ensure that all of our experiences are open to all. Please be aware that pregnant women will be unable to take part in any pre-booked experience.

All experience gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date that the voucher is to be presented as a gift, so no actual experience date is required at the time of purchase. Once the voucher has been presented to the recipient they can phone Guest Information at Africa Alive! and book a date at their convenience.

All Banham Zoo & Africa Alive! Annual/2 Year Pass holders receive 10% discount on the above pre-booked experience.

For more information or to book this experience please call Guest Experience Team on 01953 715344.

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