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The Animal Zone
  • South Staffordshire College
    Rodbaston Drive
    Penkridge
    ST19 5PH
The Animal Zone, at Rodbaston College, is home to around 750 animals from meerkats to monkeys, rabbits to alpacas and is open to the general public for a great day out at weekends and during school holidays, 10am – 4pm.

With just a short journey from Cannock, the Animal Zone has a host of exciting activities which include animal encounters, meet the keeper, be a junior keeper for the day, craft sessions and many more.  Activities take place at various intervals throughout the day.

The Animal Zone has an outdoor picnic and play area, indoor tea room selling a range of drinks, sandwiches, cakes and confectionery and a shop for pocket money treats.

Animal Encounters

Choose from the ‘Meet the Lemur' and ‘Meet the Meerkat experiences.

Book to meet the Animal Zone meerkats or lemurs! The experiences provide visitors with the chance to get up close to the animals. You will be able to enter the animal’s enclosures to hand feed and interact with them.

The price of these amazing encounters is £30 per person, or two people for £50.  These sessions include an up-close feeding session and a personal talk from the expert keepers.

Following this experience, visitors will also have access to the entire Animal Zone.

To book, please email: azbookings@southstaffs.ac.uk

Children’s parties at the Animal Zone

Animal Zone parties start at £11.00 per child and includes an animal encounter, access to the Animal Zone, party lunch box and a reserved PARTY ZONE in the visitors centre.  You can also upgrade the package to include party bags, animal masks and food and drinks for the adults.

Holiday events

Look on our Facebook page for all upcoming events such as Halloween Spooktacular, Meet Santa and his friends, Easter Egg Hunt, Lamb Feeding, Spring Festival and many more throughout the year.

Admission Prices

Adults - £6.00
Children and Concessions* - £5.00
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) - £20.00
Under 3’s can visit us at the Animal Zone for FREE
Only assistance dogs are allowed

* Concession
Disabled visitors and their carer, over 65's and students (with SSC ID badge).

If you have any questions before your visit please call The Animal Zone on 01785 710560

Please mention thebestof Cannock when contacting The Animal Zone.

Any enquiries for birthday parties or school group visits should contact azbookings@southstaffs.ac.uk.

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