What is a tiger experience?
You will meet one of our keepers who will walk you through our tropical house until you get to the indoor part of our tiger enclosure, where they will tell you a little more about what is going to happen and go through some health and safety about the experience.
You will then enter the house with our keeper to meet our tigers up close and personal (through the safety of a steel wire fence of course). While in the house you will be shown how to safely place your hands on the wire fence allowing the tigers to rub against your hands.
After spending a little time indoors with them, it is time to go outside and feed them a small treat through the fence, where they show you how big these animals are.
The time with the tigers will be around 25 minutes – after this they usually gets bored of new people, and as soon as they are finished, or no longer want to do the encounter it is time to say good bye to your new furry friends – our animals never have to do anything they don’t wish to and we can never guarantee a set amount or level of contact.
Are there any tiger experience restrictions?
Tigers are dangerous animals if safety precautions are not followed which means that we cannot go in with the tigers and have to have certain measures in place in their indoor housing. As such the indoor area is not accessible to wheelchairs however we are able to allow wheelchair users to do the full encounter at a specific area of the fence on the outside of the exhibit.
Due to the close proximity with a dangerous animal (even though through a safety barrier) this experience is not suitable for people who are unable to see or follow / understand oral safety instructions in English.
The minimum age for this experience is 14 years.
What’s included in the tiger experience price?
As of now the Sandwich Wildlife Park is still a work in progress and is not a site where you can spend the day and walk around on your own. As such, when you are paying for a tiger experience, that is all which is included in the price. You will be met by one of our keepers who will walk you to and from our reception, giving you a short insight in to the on-going work which we are doing in the park. En-route you will however inevitably still see some of our other species. Including the experience, walk to and from reception and health & safety briefing, please expect to be at the park for 40 minutes.
The price is for one person to do the experience and for one other person to come along (not doing the experience) as a spectator to ensure that they can get some nice photos of you meeting the tigers. If you wish to have any further spectators these can be purchased at a cost of £5 extra per person. However please note that once again they will not be able to explore the rest of the park.
How much does the tiger experience cost?
The civet experience costs £135 per person including 1 free spectator and can only cater for one person to do the experience at a time.
Extra spectator tickets cost £5 per person