Junior Keeper Experience

Calling all youngsters aged between 8 and 16 years old! Whether you are a budding zookeeper of the future, thinking of any career working in animal care, or simply mad on animals, then look no further! Our three hour Junior Keeper Experience, involving exclusive one-to-one time with our staff, will give you the perfect opportunity to go behind the scenes and find out just what it takes to become a zoo keeper.

Our Junior Keeper Experience involves all aspects of exemplary care working with many of the animals here at the zoo. No two Junior Keeper Experiences are the same but all offer the amazing opportunity for you to step in to the zookeeper’s role and learn what they do, as you assist with their duties including, for example, cleaning, food preparation, animal husbandry and enrichment. So whether you’re chopping up fruit for the lemurs or sweeping up after the meerkats, you’ll always be guaranteed an amazing and unique insight into zoo life.

As a participant, you will be need to be accompanied throughout the experience by your parent or guardian, who will not take part in activities but will be able take photographs. A comfort break, including snack and drink is included for the participant. After your experience, you are welcome to make the most of the remainder of your day in the Zoo and, if time allows, even return to the Zoo within 7 days for just £1 per person …what great value

This experience is also available for 2 children, (2 parents or guardians will be able to accompany the children throughout the experience but will not be able to participate in the activities). A great family experience priced at £225.

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"We came today and had a Junior zookeeper day... totally brilliant, really informative, amazing staff (Karen and Gary), a really hands on experience, that made the kids feel really special. We would recommend it to everyone.... it was great value for money!!"

E. Hosie from Cornwall whos' two girls enjoyed a Junior keeper experience with us (Aug 2018)

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No. of People
Min Age
3 hours
1 Child
3 hours
2 Children