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Price: From £120 for one person + £60 for additional participants
Duration: 2 hours
Age: You must be at least 8 years old to participate in either the African Plains or Oceans & Deserts Experience, and at least 12 years old to participate in the Jungles & Rainforests Experience. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult

Experience includes

Due to the situation with COVID-19 we have taken the decision to suspend all sales and bookings of Animal Experiences at this time. If you have a current booking, you will be contacted if it needs to be postponed.  Please keep checking back as we will open sales again once we have capacity to take new bookings, this will be later in the year.

For anyone with a currently unbooked voucher, we will be looking to extend your expiry date once we are accepting bookings again. Further information will be emailed to you when you are able to book again. Thank you for your understanding.

Delve a little deeper as you head behind the scenes with an expert guide and see what it takes to care for animals from all around the world. 

Muck in with the mucking out, help prepare and hand deliver healthy lunches and get up close and personal as you meet some of our friendliest residents.

When you come to book your experience, you'll have three options to choose from - each exploring a different habitat and it's unique residents. 

  • African Plains
    From the Savannah to the Serengeti, this experience will include close encounters with a whole host of African Animals. Your experience will involve working with a selection of the following - zebra, bongo, meerkats, giraffes & aardvarks.
  • Jungles & Rainforests
    From dense jungle to tropical rainforests, meet the creatures that thrive in these exotic environments. Your experience will involve working with a selection of the following - tapirs, lemurs, parrots & anteaters. 
  • Oceans & Deserts
    From the depths of the ocean to the arid deserts, youll be learning about the incredible creatures that can survive in these opposing habitats. Your experience will involve working with a selection of the following - sea lions, penguins, pelicans, flamingos, camels & meerkats.

We only accept one booking per slot, so your experience will be exclusive to you… and your friends if you can bring yourself to share!

Each experience lasts for about two hours and you will be free to enjoy the zoo for the remainder of the day. This experience includes admission into the zoo and youll also get a complimentary car park pass, certificate and a Blackpool Zoo Souvenir.

Keeper Experience - Specific Terms & Conditions

  • You must be at least 8 years old to participate in this experience.
  • Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Each child can be accompanied by a non-participating adult at no additional charge, however if you would like to take part in the experience, you must be a paying additional participant.
  • There must be no more than 1 child per adult. 
  • Maximum 4 people per experience (this includes non-participating adults).
  • Non-participating adults are only available with participants under the age of 16.
  • Unfortunately, this experience is not suitable for pregnant women.
  • For visitors with disabilities – Please check here for specific details regarding accessibility.
  • Because nature is unpredictable and the welfare of our animals is paramount, routines and itineraries may be adjusted without notice
  • Please click here for full terms and conditions for all Animal Experiences.



Option 1 - Book a Date

Already got a date in mind? You can book and pay for your experience online.


Option 2 - Buy as a Gift

If you're looking to buy this experience as a gift for someone special, you can purchase an undated gift voucher and let them choose their own date. 



Blackpool Zoo is currently closed!

The government has announced that the outdoor areas of zoos will be allowed to re-open no earlier than Monday 12th April.  Until then we remain closed.

As always please be assured that our dedicated keeper team will continue to provide the best care for our animals during the closure.

If you’ve booked tickets for any day during this closure, you can exchange them for another date. Please send your booking details to

We’ll keep you informed through our website and social media channels.

We really look forward to welcoming you back to Blackpool Zoo when we are allowed to re-open.

Stay safe everyone.