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Elephant Splash Encounter

Our elephant herd at Chester Zoo are really special to us and to our visitors. Now we’ve created a brand new encounter that will get you closer than ever and give our elephants an experience that they love too.

From £99 per person

You’ll have seen our elephants frolicking around in their pool. They love nothing more than freshening up and splashing around in water on a warm summer’s day. 

And now we’re giving you the chance to meet our expert elephant keepers and get an exclusive, up close and personal encounter with our elephants - with the help of a water hose!

By buying this gift, for yourself or for someone else, not only will it be an experience to remember but you will also be contributing to our conservation work both here and around the world helping, to save animals from extinction.

Your Experience...

...will last approximately 30 minutes and includes:

  • Free admission into the zoo for the participant
  • Complimentary drink
  • The chance to hose down the elephants from an exclusive washing station
  • The opportunity to learn about these beautiful creatures and ask our keepers any questions you may have
  • Small gift and experience certificate

For health and safety reasons this encounter is only available to over 18s. Only 1 person per encounter (guests are allowed to stand in a viewing area nearby to see the encounter as it happens).

Please be aware that we operate a no contact policy with our elephants so there will be no opportunity to touch the elephants during the encounter. 

Members and adopters receive a 10% discount (phone orders only - please call 01244 650281).

How to buy

Places are strictly limited so early booking is recommended. You can check availability by following the link below. Only one encounter booking can be made per web order.

  • £99 per person on weekdays
  • £109 per person on weekends and school holidays
Check availability and book online

Need more info? Check our frequently asked questions.

Terms & Conditions

Buying as a gift?

Be sure to select our gift wrap option and your lucky recipient will receive a snazzy gift wallet with your gift voucher inside and everything they need to know about the encounter (additional charge). You can even personalise the message inside.

Further Information

Regrettably certain guests will be unable to take part including people with relevant phobias or known allergies, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.

Whilst every effort is 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 purchasing.

If you are considering this encounter for corporate use or to use as a prize, please contact us on 01244 650281, to discuss all your options in more detail.

For more information or to place your order by phone, please call 01244 650281

If you have a query about our Elephant Splash Encounter, please take a look at our frequently asked questions.

Please see our full terms and conditions.