Admission Prices Inc. Donation Exc. Donation
Adult £22.00 £20.00
Children (3-15 Years) £16.50 £15.00
Under 3's £1.10 £1.00
Concession (Senior 65+/Student) £19.25 £17.50
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £11.00 £10.00

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Meet the Lions Experience

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

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!

Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of our Lion House

Start this experience off at 9:30am with a behind the scenes tour of the inside of our Lion House (without the Lions present of course!). Lucky guests may be able to even hear a welcoming roar or two from our resident male, Zero!

Next, it’s onto breakfast!

After your tour, you’ll be guided by one of our keepers to the pride’s feeding area, where you’ll get the chance to feed our lions through their enclosure fence using extendable tongs.

Finish with a walk up to “Lookout Lodge”

Finally, finish your experience with a walk up to “Lookout Lodge”, and observe our pride from above. The keeper will also be on hand to answer any burning questions you may have about these powerful predators.

This unique experience is also available for two people to enjoy together. The voucher comes with complimentary park admission for the participants, a certificate of participation and a copy of all your photos to take home!

Participants must be 14 years and over. There is one time slot per day, starting at 9:30am lasting approximately one hour.


  • 1 person £125
  • 2 people £190 (second person half price)


Are you a Africa Alive/Banham Zoo annual pass holder? Save 10% off this experience! Call our Guest Services team to book now!

For more information or to book this experience please call Guest Services Team on 01502 740291 or email:

Essential Information

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.

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