Gorilla Encounter

Which tickets would you like?
Animal Encounter- Adult (over 16's only)
Animal Encounter- Child (7 - 15 years)


£75 per person including day admission to the park


Reduced rates are available for short break guests – please check you confirmation email for details.


Reduced rates are also available for those with Howletts or Dual Park Membership. Please call 01227 721286 to book.



Howletts Wild Animal Park

Contact Number:

01227 721286

Gorilla Encounter


Howletts is home to the largest collection of western lowland gorillas in the world. Accompanied by one of our expert Keepers, you’ll go behind the scenes to see some of our gorillas as you enjoy a guided tour, before taking part in a roof feed.

The roof feed is weather dependent, as the gorillas will not stay out long if the weather is bad. Participants could be within 6 feet of one of these impressive animals, if a gorilla chooses to come that close – however, this cannot be guaranteed.

Please be aware that we cannot allow direct contact with the gorillas. Also be aware that you will be required to climb two flights of stairs.

Minimum Age: 7 years old, under 16s must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

Please contact us on 01227 721286 before booking should you have any disability or illness which may require us to make any adjustments.

Dress code

As we are in the UK, please dress appropriately for the English weather.

Additional information

Regrettably, certain guests will be unable to take part in some experiences including people with relevant phobias or known allergies, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals. Please contact us before booking, so we can advise.

Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this cannot always be achieved; please contact us for advice before booking.

We’d just like to take this opportunity to remind you that the welfare of our animals and safety of our guests is our first priority. We reserve the right to cancel experiences and activities at very short notice, if we believe the animals or our guests may be adversely affected. In the unlikely event that this occurs, we will provide you with alternative dates or offer a full refund for the safari, experience or activity you have booked.