After almost two years of dedicated research, planning and building, July 2010 saw Flamingo Land Resort’s Humboldt Penguins making a welcome return to public life.
Their new home, Penguin Coast, realised the biggest and best enclosure of its type in the UK, an achievement that still remains unsurpassed.
Delivered in early 2011, the second phase of Penguin Coast saw the addition of a stunning waterfall, completing one of the most compatible environments for penguins living outside the wild. An observation platform and extensive information graphics were also installed to enhance the visitor experience.
With our South American guests still enjoying all the features the Penguin Coast environment provides, Flamingo Land’s Penguin Encounter gives you the chance for a private, up close view. So, join the zoo’s dedicated penguin keeper for a chance to meet and feed these ever-popular aquatic birds.
To book, simply download a form, or call 0871 911 8000* for more information.
- Location: Please meet at The Zoo Education Centre (between Muddy Duck Café & the Reptile House)
- Time: 12:00 noon Daily – Participants will be met by the penguin keeper, outside the pygmy goat enclosure in Muddy Duck Farm, 5 minutes before the event begins. Please ensure you have your booking receipt to hand.
- Duration: 20 to 30 minutes
- Exclusions: Penguin Encounters are limited to 2 people per day and are offered subject to availability. Minimum age is 8 years old and children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
- Cost: £20 per person
*Calls cost 10p per minute from a BT landline. Charges from mobile networks and other providers may vary.