South Staffordshire College


Welcome to the Animal Zone
The Animal Zone, at South Staffordshire College’s Rodbaston Campus, is home to around 750 animals from meerkats to monkeys, rabbits to alpacas!

Mervin the MonkeyOpen Weekends, 10am to 4pm and every day during Term Breaks.

The Zone has a host of exciting activities  – these can include Animal Encounters, Meet the Keeper Sessions, Feeding, Craft Sessions and many more!

The Animal Zone also has an outdoor picnic and play area, indoor tea room selling a range of sandwiches, cakes and confectionery and a shop for pocket money treats. The above activities take place at various intervals throughout the day. Please note some activities will be dependent upon weather conditions.
Meet the Meerkat

NEW: “Meet the Meerkat” Experience

Due to launch on 4th July 2015, the Experience will be open to the general public at weekends and during school holidays. It provides visitors with the chance to get up close to the meerkats. Participants will be able to enter into the animal’s new indoor enclosure, which is designed to mimic their natural habitat, to hand feed and interact with them. They’ll also learn a range of fascinating facts about the meerkats as they meet the keeper.

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freeparkingsignAdmission Prices:

Adults £5.20
Children and Concessions £4.20
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £16.00
Under 3′s can visit us at the Animal Zone for FREE
(sorry, only assistance dogs allowed)

FREE Parking

Disabled parking bays are available at the front of the Visitor Centre.

If you have any questions before your visit please give us a call on 01785 710560
Any enquiries for Birthday Parties or School Group Visits should contact





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