As seasoned zoo-goers I'm wondering who among you have participated in any VIP experiences or 'meet the keeper' kind of days - and if so, what did you think of them? My partner and I have done a few at different places and found them all to be a lot of fun so far. Our most recent was an 'up close encounter plus' experience at Woburn. This was for my partners Birthday - he got to pick two animals from a list and went with his favourites the bears / wolves and the tigers. We were taken in an off road vehicle all around the enclosures by a keeper who was very open and happy to chat to us and answer our questions. She also took us off road in the lion enclosure as a free extra bonus. To be honest I think we got more time than we should have and the whole thing was most enjoyable and well worth the money imo. The only other (non bird of prey) experiences have been at Colchester - I did 'meet the tigers' and my other half has done both the sun bear experiences and met the Aardvarks twice (so I think you could say he enjoyed it!). Again - all have been great and actually very reasonable money wise. So who else has done any? Are there any that you would (or would not) recommend? I've always wondered if the full on meet the keeper days are worth the money - as they do get very expensive.As a photographer I would also be interested to know if anyone has done any of the photography day options?