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: Thursday to Monday
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, fridge magnet, 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 8-17) 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.

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!