Keeper Cubs


Does your child love animals? Then Keeper Cubs is for them!

Keeper Cubs is the first level in the Blackpool Zoo Keeper School journey for young animal lovers, created for children aged 5-7 years old. Keeper Cubs is a one-day programme designed to give younger children an opportunity to get hands-on looking after some of our zoo animals, alongside other activities with our Zoo Rangers.

Keeper Cubs runs from 10am to 2.30pm and includes a t-shirt, apron, one free adult admission for the day of the course, a car park pass and discount in the shop and café.

Dates & Price

Dates: Wednesday 7th August 2024 or Saturday 17th August 2024.

Time: 10am - 2.30pm

Price: £105 per child (includes branded t-shirt and apron).

Maximum of 8 children per date. Places are limited and spaces will fill up fast.


What to expect

  • 10am - Meet at the Visitor Services Hub for registration.
  • Get to know our Zoo Rangers.
  • Get messy making toys for our animals.
  • Start your outdoor adventure exploring our wildlife garden and the animals that live there.
  • Lunch break (lunch is not provided, please bring a packed lunch).
  • Time to help the Zoo Rangers give the animals their lunch.
  • Finish the day with a certificate to make you an official Blackpool Zoo Keeper Cub!
  • Includes Zoo branded apron and t-shirt.

Important Information

  • Only held on select days, please click on the button below to select a course date.
  • Participants must be within the correct school year and age range.
  • Includes entry to the zoo for the whole day for the child plus free entry to one adult.
  • Guardians are not able to accompany children on the day.
  • Children will be supervised by our education team at all times.
  • The programme runs in all weather conditions. We recommend wet weather attire on wet days. Blackpool Zoo reserves the right to cancel the encounter in extreme weather conditions.
  • Fitness requirements: Participants will be exploring the zoo for the day. For any additional requirements, please enquire with prior to booking.
  • Clothing requirements: Enclosed flat shoes and sensible clothing suitable for the weather.
  • Participants will be required to agree to the programme rules, and a parent or guardian must complete and return a health and safety form prior to the course. The forms can be found linked to the confirmation emails.
  • If there are any severe allergies, medical needs or additional information/support we need to be aware of please contact prior to booking.
  • For terms and conditions, please see here.

Book Keeper Cubs today!