Junior keeper for a day (animal experience session)
Through our “Junior Keeper for a Day” scheme we can offer you a unique opportunity to experience a day in the life of a zoo keeper, but be warned, you will be expected to join in the “cleaning”!
The junior keeper for a day is an exciting half day session just for children aged between 8 and 14 inclusive. The duration is from introduction at 10.00am until finish at approximately 1.00pm. This gives you the rest of the day to enjoy the zoo and take in some of our daily organised activities.
The cost of this “special” junior experience to be a keeper for the half day is only £85.00. Why not surprise someone with this unusual present or just treat yourself? This includes admission to the zoo for the “keeper for a day”, free admission to the zoo for one guest only ( you will be a ble to see the keeper for a day around the zoo but will not be able to join in the experience) a meal for two, drinks, a certificate of participation and a zoo t-shirt.
Typically a "Junior Keeper" for a day session will be spent like this:
Arrive at the zoo reception at 10.00am for the zoo opening
. Be met and introduced to the keepers at reception
. Preparing for the clean and feed routine
. Meet the animals in your routine which always include the meerkats, agouti and porcupines (amongst many others)
"Elvis" our prickly porcupine
. Tapir scratching
. Feeding the ring tailed lemurs
. Meeting our reindeer
. Getting introduced to Pedro and Mr "P" some of our handling animals
. End of day presentations and lunch
Activities may be subject to change on the day due to welfare or operational factors.
Regrettably the Junior "Keeper for a Day" experience is not available to children under 8 years of age.