Keeper for a day

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We think being a zoo keeper is one of the best jobs in the world. Join us for a day and we'll let you experience it for yourself by taking you closer to our animals than ever before.

Price: £175.00 for one person or £262.50 for two people
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Schedule: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday. Must be pre-booked. We recommend you book your experience day ASAP as availability is limited.
Age: 18 years and over

Experience includes

Be a Keeper for the Day and experience the thrills of this amazing job yourself. It’s sometimes cold, often dirty and animals can’t thank you for looking after them, but a zoo keeper’s job is still the best in the world. They get close to some of the most endangered species on the planet every day, and now you can too!

During this exclusive experience, you will be working one to one with our keepers, and you can expect to enjoy all or some of the following:

  • Bathing an elephant
  • Feeding penguins and pelicans
  • Become acquainted with our oldest resident, Darwin the giant tortoise
  • Feed the giraffes and meet a range of our large mammals
  • Watch the sea lion display and enjoy meeting a sea lion
  • Help the keepers feed the lemurs

You’ll receive a voucher for this experience, which is perfect to give as a gift. The participant will then need to call us to book a date for their experience. On arrival at the zoo, the participant will receive an Animal Experience Pack which includes a parking pass, meal voucher, guidebook, certificate, mug, key ring, pen, car sticker, badge pin, 10% discount in our shops and a special rate of £10.00 for zoo admission for an observer. 

The voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase. We only book one experience per day, so you will not be part of a larger group. If you would like to be joined by a friend, you have the option to book for two people. 

A voucher for this experience can be bought online, in person or by calling 01253 830801.

Because nature is unpredictable and the welfare of our animals is paramount, routines and itineraries may be adjusted without notice. 

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