Pickering Park Aviary

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Name our meerkats and win a keeper experience

To celebrate the arrival of our new mob of meerkats at Pickering Park Aviary, take part in our competition to name our mob of meerkats.

Visit Pickering Park Aviary and fill out the competition form to name our eight meerkats. The person with the winning names will win a keeper experience where you meet the zoo keeper, help prepare the meerkats meal and can watch the meerkats being fed from a private viewing area.

Terms and Conditions apply*

*Competition closes on Tuesday 31 May. The keeper experience does not include entering the meerkat enclosure.


Following a £500,000 major refurbishment, Pickering Park Aviary is now open.

The aviary is at the heart of Pickering Park and celebrates the city’s cultural links with our twin city, Freetown in Sierra Leone. The aviary is dedicated to the education and conservation of both African and native biodiversity and natural habitats including our collection of African birds, small mammals such as meerkats and porcupines and reptiles including tortoises.

Pickering Park Aviary

Alongside our variety of heated aviaries and vivariums, Pickering Park Aviary is also home to an education area where we deliver curriculum based education packages to schools and groups.

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Pickering Park Aviary
Pickering Road

Telephone - 01482 300 300

Please note last admission is 45 minutes before closing.

Opening times

Term Time

Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am to 3.45pm

School Bookings

Mondays and Tuesdays Only (pre-book)

School Holidays

Every day 10.30am to 3.45pm