Zoo Keeper for a Day

(Full day experience, 8am - 5pm. Over 18s only)

Ever fancied mucking in (or mucking out) with a real-life zoo keeping team? Well now’s your chance!

We're the only zoo in the UK that offers a one-to-one personal keeper day working with the animal section of your choice.

You can choose from a range of animals to look after, including some of the world’s most endangered species.

Working alongside our expert keepers, you’ll learn a huge amount about your chosen animal, and about life at the zoo. As well as having a brilliant time!

Starting at 8am and finishing at 5pm, you’ll get involved in every part of the Keeper’s day, from preparing food to feeding and cleaning out. Plus whatever surprises may come along.

We hold our Keeper Days on Wednesdays and bookings and payments are taken over the phone.

Tea breaks and lunch are all included, plus you’ll get a signed certificate in a presentation pack and a gift to remember your special day.

All the money we raise through this scheme goes to support our wide range of conservation work at the zoo and around the world. Right now we have projects running in over 100 countries. So your day as a keeper will be making a difference to worldwide conservation too!

£250 per person

Choose your animal and book

Frequently asked questions 

Make a booking

If you would like to make a booking please call our team on 01244 650261.

Please note that this experience is for adults only (over 18s). 

Spaces are limited and demand is really high, so please bear with us as your call will be answered as soon as possible.

Vouchers for 2016 will be available to book from 8am on Monday 2 November 2015.


Terms & Conditions

To be a Keeper for the Day, you need to be 18 or over, and reasonably fit.

For health reasons, we can’t accept you as a keeper if you’re pregnant or suffering from an immune suppressant illness.

If the participant has any other medical conditions or disabilities, please make staff aware as the Keeper for a Day experience may not be suitable and we may be able to offer an alternate experience.

You’ll be fully insured for the day, and we’ll brief you fully about safety when you arrive.

Keeper for a Day vouchers are non-transferable, non-refundable and is only valid for the named participant.

Keeper for a Day vouchers can not be used in auctions, competition or raffle prizes, etc. 

We will offer you a choice of sections at the time of bookings but due to the popular demand we can not guarantee that dates will be available for the section of your choice.