VIP Penguin Feeding Experience


£25 per person


01202 311993 ext 25

Must be booked in advance, prior to visit

Experience includes

Due to the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza, we are doing all we can to combat the outbreak. We are happy to report that the Oceanarium has no cases of the virus within our colony of Humboldt penguins and Inca terns but we are still taking the precautionary steps needed to keep our birds safe. Footbaths have been placed in the entry and exit of Penguin Beach Encounter and we ask that you please use them when in the exhibit. These footbaths contain a disinfectant that helps to keep our birds and our guests’ safe at this time. 

For now we have stopped taking bookings for our penguin feed experiences until further notice following advice from BIAZA. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.


Ever wanted the chance to get up close to playful penguins? Well now is your chance with the Oceanarium’s new VIP Penguin Feeding Experience!

Enter their beach and come face to face with the penguins as you help hand feed them alongside our penguin keeper.

Experience includes

  • Help prepare the food for the penguins
  • Meet our penguins and feed them during the feeding presentation
  • Find out fascinating facts about penguins and the personalities that live here during the one to one time with our penguin keeper
  • The experience lasts approximately 25 minutes

Time of experience

3:20pm (please arrive 5 minutes before start time)

How to book

Feeding experiences must be pre-booked at least 5 working days in advance and paid for upon booking. Earlier booking, is however recommended as dates are subject to availability.

Feeding experiences can make a great present for someone! Gift certificates are available, please ask for further details.

If you have any questions or would like to make a booking them please contact us on 01202 311993 ext 25 or email

Terms and conditions

  • All Animal Experiences are non-refundable, so please carefully check eligibility if a gift, availability if you require certain dates and all other terms before you purchase.
  • The purchase of the Feeding Experience does not include admission to the Oceanarium, tickets must be bought for the Oceanarium, for the day of your experience.
  • Bookings are subject to availability.
  • We can take bookings for a maximum of two people per session.
  • Children between the ages of 5-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult, who must also pay to participate in the feeding experience.
  • Due to health and safety reasons the experience is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years old.
  • You may get messy so dress appropriately, closed toe shoes and trousers must be worn. Please be advised the enclosure is outdoors so is exposed to the elements.
  • Please listen to the keeper at all times. Your safety as well as the welfare of all animals is their upmost priority. As such, the keeper can stop the encounter or ask participants to leave the experience at any time should they feel necessary.
  • During the Feeding Experience you will be handling whole raw fish.
  • If you arrive more than 10 minutes late without prior agreement then your experience will be cancelled and your experience will not be rescheduled.
  • The Oceanarium reserves the right to cancel or amend an Animal Experience if deemed necessary due to animal welfare, health issues or unforeseen circumstances. In all occasions we will aim to contact you at least 24 hours prior and try to rearrange.

Animals in this experience

Children under 3 yrs FREE!! See other tickets


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