Experience our magnificent fruit bats up close as you enter our award-winning Island Bat Roost. This experience will last for 45 minutes.   
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During your encounter you will: 
  • Enter the bat enclosure to get closer to our fruit bats  
  • Help the keeper to feed the bats  
  • Hear personal insights into the bats lives from our experienced and passionate keepers  
  • Have exclusive photo opportunities  
  • Find out about Durrell’s mission to save species from extinction 
These amazing experiences are only available for a limited number of days each month, so we advise booking early. You can make a group or individual booking. To check availability in advance, or to book after completing your purchase, please email experiences@durrell.org or call 01534 860052

Please note:  

  • This experience takes place at Jersey Zoo, Channel Islands 
  • Members are eligible for a 10% discount on Animal Experience purchases. To claim your discount please purchase your experience by phone by calling the Experiences team on 01534 860052 
  • Each £60 payment is for one person and includes admission to the zoo 
  • This encounter lasts for 45 minutes 
  • This encounter has a maximum capacity of 4 people per session 
  • This encounter is suitable for children aged 10 and over 
  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who also has a paid experience ticket  
  • Please book 4 to 6 weeks in advance 
  • Your visit may be altered at short notice should animal welfare concerns be raised  
  • Animal handling is not permitted, proximity to animals is at the keeper’s discretion on the day 
  • Cancellation with fewer than 7 days' notice will incur a 100% cancellation fee  
  • We may use the details you enter during the purchasing process to contact you about the experience afterwards  
  • This ‘Fruit bat Encounter’ package is valid for 12 calendar months from the date of purchase  
  • Please contact us before booking if you have any medical conditions or disabilities, so we can discuss how we can best accommodate you 
  • Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality this cannot always be achieved.  Please contact the team at experiences@durrell.org for advice before purchasing any of our experiences