Keeper for the day

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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: £195.00 for one person or £292.50 for two people
Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Schedule: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Age: 18 +

Experience includes

Join us as Keeper for the Day and spend the day working with keepers from all over the zoo. Each experience will be 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, certificate, mug, fridge magnet, pen, car sticker, badge pin and a voucher for 10% off in our gift shops.

“Being a zoo keeper for the day was one of the most exciting, emotional and rewarding days of my life”

Susan, Keeper for the Day

During this intense and action packed day, you'll be working with keepers from every animal section and can expect to enjoy all or some of the following:

  • Come face to trunk with a gentle giant in our Asian Elephant house
  • Get fishy hand feeding penguins and pelicans
  • Become acquainted with our oldest resident, Darwin the giant tortoise
  • Meet a range of our large mammals
  • Be amazed at our sea lion display before heading onto the beach to meet the stars themselves
  • Mingle with monkeys and deliver lunch to the lemurs

Please be aware - Keeper for the Day does not include any activities with tigers, lions, orangutans or gorillas. 

After purchasing your vouchers, please call us to book a date for the experience. If you would like to bring a friend with you for the day, you can purchase one observer ticket for the special rate of £10. Please note, observers are not allowed to participate in any experiences and will not be allowed in any non-public areas. Any additional friends or family can purchase zoo tickets at the normal rate and can observe from public areas during the zoo's opening hours.

Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Participant must be aged 18 or over.

We also offer a Half Day Keeper Experience, Junior Keeper Experience (age 8-18) and Assisted Keeper Experience (for adults and children with a disability or additional needs)

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

** The Keeper for the Day experience is currently fully-booked so is off sale to avoid disappointment **