Half Day Keeper Experience

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Our range of Keeper for the Day experiences give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our most popular residents.

Price: £125.00 for one person or £187.50 for two people
Time: 9.15am to 12.15pm or 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Schedule: Various
Age: 18 +

Experience includes

Our Half Day Keeper Experience is exclusive to you and you will be working on a one-to-one basis with our keepers, however if you would like to share this experience with a friend you can book for two people. 

Your experience package also includes entry to the zoo, a parking pass, guidebook, certificate, mug, key ring, pen, car sticker, badge pin and a voucher for 10% off in our gift shops.

Enjoy a busy half day shadowing our keepers and learn exactly what it takes to care for our animals. 

  • Muck in with the mucking out and get your hands dirty - don't worry, gloves will be provided
  • Get up close and personal as you meet some of our friendlier residents
  • It's feeding time at the zoo! Help our keepers prepare and hand deliver healthy lunches
  • Let your creativity flow as you and our keepers come up with new and exciting enrichment ideas

Each experience is different and you could be working with - tortoises, giraffes, anteaters, tapirs, aardvarks, lemurs, lorikeets, spider monkeys, otters, farm animals, reindeer, pelicans or penguins. However, if you have a particular favourite, please let us know when you book and we will do our best to accommodate.

Minimum Age - 18 years.

We do also offer a Junior Keeper Experience (age 8-18) and an Assisted Keeper Experience (for adults and children with a disability or additional needs).

Please be aware - the half day experiences do not include any activities with tigers, lions, orangutans, gorillas, elephants or sea lions. 


After purchasing your vouchers, please call us to book a date for the experience. 

Alternatively, you can buy in person by visiting reception or by calling 01253 830801.

**Last ordering date for Christmas delivery is Monday 17th December 2018**

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

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Children under three are free!