Are There Any Penguin Experiences Near Me?

Looking for a unique experience or an unusual gift for an animal lover, then a Penguin experience may be the answer!

There are lots of places that offer a Penguin Encounter, you can check out all the places and what they offer below, be sure to get in contact with the individual establishment to discuss any queries you have or to make a booking.

Penguin Experiences For You To Discover

Birdland & Jurassic Journey

Location : Rissington Rd, Bourton-on-the-Water, Glos, GL54 2BN

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Lovers of flippered friends can get hands-on at Birdland Park and Gardens with the Feed the Penguins experience.

Help the expert keepers feed Birdland’s much-loved penguin residents including England’s only breeding group of King Penguins and the comical characters that are the Humboldt Penguins. You’ll also get to go behind the scenes and help the staff prepare for the feeding display which takes place daily at 2:30 pm.

As well as taking part in the experience you’ll also receive a certificate to certify you have fed the beaked buddies to take home and free entry to the park throughout the day of your experience.

For further information about A Penguin Experience at Birdland CLICK HERE

Birdworld Penguin Experience

Location : Holt Pound Ln, A325, Farnham GU10 4LD

Purchase a voucher to join the keepers at either Penguin Beach or Penguin Island as you feed the lively colony of penguins!

Watch as they dip and dive for their fish, and enjoy the opportunity to learn everything you need to know about penguins from the friendly and knowledgeable keepers!

For further information about A Penguin Experience at Birdworld CLICK HERE

Chester Zoo Penguin Experience

Location : Upton-by-Chester, Chester, Cheshire CH2 1LH

Our experience with the penguins gives you the chance to get closer to our colony of Humboldt penguins than ever before, leaving you with incredible memories that will last a lifetime!

After an introductory briefing with our experts, you will then have the very special experience of feeding our penguins in the penguin habitat. You’ll also get chance to ask one of our keepers any questions you may have about these amazing birds.

For further information about A Penguin Experience at Chester Zoo CLICK HERE

Cotswold Wildlife Park Penguin Feed

Location : Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP

The group of Humboldt Penguins are fed each morning and afternoon, during which their Keeper gives a talk.

You can get involved with this popular species by helping out.

You will have the opportunity to meet the Penguin keeper before the feeding session, help feed the Penguins and be part of the talk given to members of the public.

For further information about A Penguin Experience at Cotswold Wildlife Park CLICK HERE

Curraghs Wildlife Park Penguin Experience

Location : Ballaugh, Ramsey, Isle of Man IN7 5EA

You’ll get exclusive, behind the scenes access to the animals at our Park. A Wildlife Park experience can involve anything from throwing fish for the penguins, feeding our cheeky lemurs or sitting down as meerkats feed around you.

For further information about A Penguin Experience at Curraghs Wildlife Park CLICK HERE

Drusillas Penguin Feeding Experience

Location : Alfriston Rd, East Sussex BN26 5QS

This penguin close encounter is an amazing one-to-one experience which allows you to get up close and personal with these gorgeous animals.

The penguin feeding experience involves going behind the scenes to prepare penguin snacks, feeding the penguins their favourite treats.

One-on-one time with your Zoo Keeper to answer all your penguin related questions, as well as a fantastic opportunity to get some amazingly close photos of the penguins from inside their enclosure. 

For further information about A Penguin Experience at Drusillas CLICK HERE

Edinburgh Zoo Penguin Magic Moment

Location : Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, EH12 6TS

A very special 30 minutes spent with some of the Zoo’s most famous animals. Get up close and personal to our penguins and learn about the 3 species – kings, gentoos and rockhoppers – as you help the keeper’s with their afternoon feed. 

For further information about A Penguin Magic Moment at Edinburgh Zoo CLICK HERE

Flamingo Land Zoo Penguin Encounter

Location : Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX

Get fantastic views of the penguins from their pool side whilst you give them a fish feast!

This encounter allows you to get close to our South American Humboldt penguins as you join the zoo keeper at one of their daily feeds.

Participants are taken to the pool side area where a bucket of fish will be provided to throw into the water to feed the penguins.

Any spectators are able to watch from the viewing bridge above the penguin pool.

For further information about A Penguin Encounter at Flamingo Land Zoo CLICK HERE

Folly Farm Penguin Experience

Location : Begelly, Kilgetty SA68 0XA

You’ll be among the Humboldt and Macaroni penguins on the Penguin Coast beach, taking charge of the feed during the daily penguin talk.

You’ll be welcomed by one of the penguin keepers and after a short briefing, you’ll help prepare lunch for the penguins.

This involves weighing out the right amount of fish and putting a vitamin tablet in their gills. It’s messy work, but don’t worry they provide gloves.

Whilst you’re behind the scenes in the penguin enclosure you can ask the knowledgeable penguin keepers all about the animals in their care.

Now comes the bit you’ve been waiting for. You’ll get to meet and feed the penguins. Both the Macaroni and Humboldt penguins absolutely love feeding time!

Your penguin feeding experience will last at least 20 minutes. It includes a souvenir cuddly toy penguin to take home so you can remember this very special experience.

For further information about A Penguin Encounter at Folly Farm CLICK HERE

London Zoo Meet the Penguins

Location : Outer Cir, London NW1 4RY

Become a VIP and step onto Penguin Beach, where the penguins will waddle over to meet you!

Find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about penguins in the largest penguin habitat in the UK.

For further information about A Penguin Experience at London Zoo CLICK HERE

Marwell Zoo Penguin Feeding Experience

Location : Thompson’s Ln, Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH

Meet the residents of Penguin Cove with this exciting opportunity to go behind the scenes and feed the penguin colony. Learn more about this amazing species from those who work closest with them.

Your host will welcome you to the experience and the expert keepers will share their knowledge of these lively animals and answer your questions.

For further information about A Penguin Experience at Marwell Zoo CLICK HERE

Peak Wildlife Park Look A Penguin In The Eye

Location : Winkhill, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 7QR

A real, hands-on, behind the scenes visit to the Penguins. Our penguins are a friendly bunch, and they enjoy meeting friendly people!

See a penguin’s bedroom, the layout of their new walkthrough, and work with the keepers to care for PWP’s Humboldt colony.

For further information about A Penguin Experience at Peak Wildlife Park CLICK HERE

Sea Life Centre Weymouth

Location : Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth DT4 7SX

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On penguin beach, you will meet the comical Humboldt penguins. The Humboldt penguins are expert parents and penguin chicks have been successfully reared over the years.

Can you tell who is who? Check the chart at the entrance to match up the names with the penguin. All of the Humboldt Penguins at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park are named after trees!

Now you can learn all about them from one of the expert animal care professionals, as you feed them one of their meals.

For further information about A Penguin Experience at Sealife Weymouth CLICK HERE

Welsh Mountain Zoo Penguin Experience

Location : Old Hwy, Colwyn Bay LL28 5UY

Get up close to this super cute and fascinating species!

Fishy treats are on the menu as you spend 20-30 minutes meeting and feeding the Humboldt Penguins.

Find out some interesting fascinating facts from your 1-2-1 chat with the keeper and learn more about these wonderful birds!

For further information about A Penguin Experience at Welsh Mountain Zoo CLICK HERE

Wingham Wildlife Park

Location : Rusham Rd, Wingham, Canterbury CT3 1JL


Get yourself or a loved one up close and personal with these amazing birds!

You will have access inside the enclosure for up to 20 minutes where you will meet the Penguins on the beach, giving them a feed using their favourite fish.

This is a great way to get them right up close to you as you get to feed each individual animal by hand.

Please allow up to half an hour for the experience which includes time for a health and safety briefing before you begin, and up to around 20 minutes to feed the Penguins (this time depends entirely on how much the animals want to eat, and how quickly they eat).

For further information about A Penguin Experience at Wingham Wildlife Park CLICK HERE

Woodside Wildlife Park

Location : Newball, Lincoln LN3 5DQ

This amazing 45 minute Penguin Experience gives you the opportunity to meet and hand-feed Lincolnshire’s only Humboldt Penguins. You will accompany one of the friendly zoo-keepers down to the ‘Penguin Rocks’ enclosure, where you will learn all about the daily food preparation and also the state-of-the-art filtration system. After this, the real fun begins!

You and a small group (maximum of 6) will enter the actual penguin enclosure (not behind a fence or a window!) and hand-feed the colony of Humboldt Penguins. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get up close and personal with the most popular species at Woodside.

For further information about A Penguin Experience at Woodside Wildlife Park CLICK HERE

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