We’re very excited to be able to offer 2023 dates for our popular ‘ZOO KEEPER FOR A DAY’ experiences!

As always spaces will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis and our primate staff will endeavour to answer all calls as swiftly as possible. We thank you in advance for your patience.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!

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 an animal section of your choice. You can choose from a range of different animals sections to look after, including some of the world’s most endangered species.

Working alongside our expert keepers, you’ll learn lots of fascinating animal facts and learn what a day in the life of a keeper truly involves!

The day begins at 8am and finishes 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…

Our Keeper Days are only held on Wednesdays. Bookings and payments must be taken over the phone. The day begins at 8am and finishes at 5pm with tea breaks and lunch included. You’ll also get a signed certificate in a presentation pack and a gift to remember your special day.

Cost: Full day experience from £250 – 280 per person.

Over 18s only.

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!

*Please note: Each Zoo Keeper for a Day session is for one person ONLY. Multiple people are not permitted on a single session.


Due to a UK report of avian influenza Keeper for a Day Experiences involving birds and parrots are discontinued until further notice. Our team will be in touch shortly to discuss your options. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Maximum of 1 person. Over 18s only.


Please contact the team on 01244 650261. We look forward to welcoming you back to work with us!

You will need to choose a specific date at the time of booking.