Meet the Bears

£100.00 Ex Tax


Product Description

Enjoy getting to know our family of Andean bears by going behind the scenes with their keepers and preparing a special tasty treat for them. This experience will last for 1 hour.

During your ‘Experience’ you will be able to:

  • Go behind the scenes of the bear enclosure to a ‘keepers only’ area.
  • Prepare a tasty and exciting treat for the bears.  A member of staff will be on-hand, to show you how to make ‘enrichment’ and to explain what you are doing.
  • You get the best seats in the house as dinner is served – complete with a keeper talk that explains how important diet and enrichment is to our bear family.
  • Behind the scenes photo opportunities.
  • Hear personal insights into the lives of the bears from our experienced and passionate keepers.
  • 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. For full availability and to book please email
or call 01534 860052.

Please note:

  • Members purchasing this experience are entitled to a 10% discount.
  • Each booking is for one person and includes admission to the zoo.
  • This encounter is for a maximum of 6 people per session.
  • This encounter is suitable for children aged 10 and over.
  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • This encounter lasts for one hour.
  • 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 and contact with the 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 ‘Meet the Bears’ 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 to accommodate you.


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