Keeper for the Day

Step into the boots of a zoo keeper for an amazing day that will take you closer to the animals than ever before!

Escorted by our dedicated keepers, you will venture behind the scenes and find out just what it takes to care for some of the most incredible and endangered creatures on the planet!

Three amazing hands on experiences to choose from!

KFTD savingEach package includes:

  • Time spent behind the scenes (3hrs 45 mins) with the animals and their keepers.
  • A voucher for your 1 hour lunch at Penguini's Pizza & Pasta restaurant.
  • A souvenir pack to remember your special day
  • Complimentary entry to the zoo for the whole day

Open to guests 14 years and over. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18yrs or over who must also pay the full price and take part in the same experience.

Price: £210.00 per person.

Please read the terms and conditions and essential information before making your booking.

This experience is for a maximum of 2 people, therefore it may be necessary to share some of the activities with another Keeper for the Day participant.

*Please note that the Passholder offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Further terms and conditions apply.

If you do not want to book for a specific date, or would like to purchase this as a Gift Voucher please click here.

Experience A

ele Scheme A
  • Elephants
  • Tigers
  • Pygmy Hippos
  • Sun Bears
  • Giant Anteaters

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Experience B

giraffe scheme b
  • Meerkats
  • Gelada Baboons
  • African Lion
  • Amur Leopards
  • Giraffe
  • Rhino

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Experience C

penguins scheme c
  • Sealions
  • Penguins
  • Lemurs
  • Primates
  • Hyenas
  • Cheetah

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Experience bookings for the next 48 hours can only be taken by phone on 01206 331292 ext 232 as we may already be fully booked.

Please read our full experience terms & conditions before making your booking 


"My husband and I visited the zoo yesterday and were zoo keepers for the day, it was one of the best things we have done and couldn’t have had a better time. The keepers who escorted us to various parts of the zoo were amazing, so helpful and knowledgable. Their love and pride in the animals shone through, and we honestly didn’t want to leave, we would definitely recommend this experience to anyone. And a big thank you to the lady in the experience office, who gave us some good advice when we rang to say that we were stuck in traffic, without her help we probably wouldn’t have made it in time"

Carol, May 2018


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Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

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