Centre Management Offices,

Prince Bishops Shopping Centre

High Street, Durham, DH1 3UJ


0191 375 0416
0191 375 0417




MONDAY 9am - 5.30pm
TUESDAY 9am - 5.30pm
WEDNESDAY 9am - 5.30pm
THURSDAY 9am - 5.30pm
FRIDAY 9am - 5.30pm
SATURDAY 9am - 5.30pm

11am - 5.00pm



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Animal Encounters exotic zoo arrives at Prince Bishops!

Animal Encounters arrive at Prince Bishops Shopping Centre this Easter with their exotic petting zoo. FREE EVENT! 


Join us and 30+ other creatures, for 3 unforgettable days of hands on animal experience that all members of the family will enjoy. Ideal for children of all ages!  



You'll get to learn all about the different types of animals in a fun and educational way. What could be more memorable than meeting a Giant Tortoise, some Crested Geckos, an African Bull Frog and an African Pygmy Hedgehog, all in the same day! (To name just a few)




Visitors will get to see a whole host of amazing creatures from reptiles to insects, mammals to birds and invertebrates to amphibians from all over the world. As well as Easter chicks, rabbits and possibly even some baby ducklings!  Go wild, get hands on and encourage their natural interest in wildlife and the natural world around us. 






We have Animal Encounters with us at the centre for 3 animal packed fun filled days, from 10:00am until 4:00pm each day on the dates below. Why not come along and visit them every day? Remember this event is free and no need to book, just turn up and enjoy. 


Thursday 18th 

Friday 19th (Good Friday)

Saturday 20th



Animal Encounters will be located within the Prince Bishops Family Fun Land area inside the M&Co Store. You can find directions to Prince Bishops Shopping Centre here and the centre store directory here.




The team at Animal Story have an extensive knowledge in caring for a large number of species and at present house over forty species of animals. All their animals receive the highest level of care and are housed in conditions as close to their natural habitat as possible. Find out more here.




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