Experiences from £250-£280 per person
(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 one of the only zoos 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!
Vouchers for 2020 will be available to book from 8am on 1 November 2019 by calling 01244 650261. Vouchers are sold on a first come first serve basis (maximum of 2 vouchers per purchase*). Please note that our phone operators will receive a very high number of calls on this date therefore we cannot guarantee availability.
*Please be advised that each Keeper for a Day session is for one person ONLY. Multiple people are not permitted on a single session.
Carnivores - £280 - SOLD OUT FOR 2020
Includes Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs, Jaguars, Bush dogs, Mongoose, Hunting dogs. Sun Bears, Spectacled bears, Binturong, Giant otters.
Twilight - £280 - SOLD OUT FOR 2020
Bats, Capybaras, Warty Pigs, Porcupines, Red Pandas, Meerkats & Aardvarks.
Giraffes - £280 - SOLD OUT FOR 2020
Short Clawed Otters, Banteng, Anoa, Camels, Okapi, Red River Hogs, Barbirusa, Sothern Pudu, Indian Muntjac, Eastern Bongo, Congo Buffalo, Onager
Rhinos - £280
Includes Black & Indian Rhino, Kirk’s dik dik, Sitatunga, Grevy’s Zebra, Philippine spotted deer, Roan antelope.
Primates - £280 - SOLD OUT FOR 2020
Orangutan, Chimpanzees, Macaques, Spider Monkeys, Sulawesi macaques, Mandrills, Lemurs, Marmosets & Tamarins.
Elephants - £280 - SOLD OUT FOR 2020
Working with one of the largest herds of Asian Elephants in Europe!
Birds - £250
Includes Humboldt's Penguins, Blue-throated Macaw, Red-tailed Amazon, Ecuadorian Amazon, Yellow-backed Chattering Lory, Cranes, Storks, Vultures, Horn
Reptiles, Aquarium, Amphibians & Butterflies - £250
Includes Komodo Dragons, Frogs, Tortoises, Lizards, Snakes, Amphibians, Fresh water, Marine fish,& Butterflies.