Get up close and meet our Reptiles, feed the meerkats, Otters and Hornbills with our behind the scenes carnivore experience.


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Suitable for ages 10+

Group size: 2 Participants 

Duration: 30 - 45 minutes 

Start time: 4pm

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday


  • Reptile Handling (Snake or Skink)
  • Meet and fees our Von Der Deckens' Hornbill
  • Meet and feed the otters 
  • Meet and feed the meerkats

*Animals may vary depending on age of participant, and welfare of the animals. 

*All items subject to change dependent on the welfare of the animals

*General admission is included 


What you need to know

  • A maximum of two people can join per time slot.
  • Bookable on the day, subject to availability. Book at reception. Must be booked 30 mins prior to experience.
  • Accompanying guests can watch from the external area of the enclosure.
  • Certain animals are often fed live food, such as mealworms
  • Members - please ensure you are logged into your membership account when booking to benefit from your member discount.
  • CLICK HERE for important info about medical conditions and allergies
  • Entry to Hobbledown Epsom is included

Terms and Conditions

  • Disclaimers must be read and signed prior to the experience.
  • Max 2 people per time slot for Meerkat Experiences
  • Spectators will not be able to accompany the person undertaking the experience into the enclosure itself, but will be able to view them from the external area of the enclosure.
  • Please note these animals are sometimes fed live food such as mealworms
  • Booking on the day subject to availability. Please book at reception. Must be booked 30 mins prior to the experience.
  • Experiences available throughout the year excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
  • T&Cs subject to change