Shadow A Keeper

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work as a zoo keeper here at the park? Well wonder no more!

Our Keeper for a Day Experiences give you the opportunity to get behind the scenes of our zoo and glimpse into the daily lives of our animal care team. During your experience you will:

  • Meet some of our resident animals
  • Learn how keepers look after them
  • Help clean our animal enclosures
  • Learn how we provide daily enrichment and stimulation for different species
  • Find out why and how we train our animals

Each participant is given a certificate of completion after their experience and a framed photograph of one of the animals you met during your time with us.

We have two experiences available, a Junior Keeper for the Day and a Senior Keeper for the Day. Our Junior experience is available to anyone over the age of 7yrs whereas our Senior experience is only available to those aged 16yrs and over. A discounted rate is available when booking two participants on either experience. The cost of each experience includes admission for the  participant and also the admission of one accompanying guardian/guest.

If you want to have an even wilder experience here at the park, why not also book one of our fantastic animal encounter sessions as well? When you book a Keeper for the Day experience you can purchase a Sea Lion Meet and Greet or a Lion Feed (must by aged 16yrs+) at a discounted price!

To book you place phone the Information Desk on 01271 882486

Due to the large volume of visitors the shadow a keeper experiences are not available during the school holidays, sorry for any inconvenience. Amendments to the schedules below will be made on the day by the discretion of the keepers.

Junior Keeper Experience

Age 7yrs+ – 11.00am–2.00pm approx

1 Participant: £80 / 2 Participants: £140
Your experience will include:

> Meet the Penguins
> Meet the Fluffs
> Looking after the Cold Blooded Creatures
> Cleaning Animal Enclosures
> Meet the Primates

Includes free entry into the park for participant plus 1 guardian/guest.  Children must be accompanied by an Adult.

Why not add a Sea Lion Meet and Greet Experience? Just £20 per person when booking a Keeper for a Day Experience


Senior Keeper Experience

Age 16yrs+ – 10.00am–3.00pm approx

1 Participant: £150 / 2 Participants: £250
Your experience will include:

> Meet the Penguins
> Meet the Fluffs
> Preparing Animal Feed
> Looking after Minibeasts and Cold Blooded Animals
> Making enrichment for the Animals
> Cleaning Animal Enclosures
> Meet the Primates
> Looking after the Marine Animals

Includes free entry into the park for participant plus 1 guest. 

Why not add a Lion Feed Experience to your day? Just £25 per person when booking a Keeper for a Day Experience (must be 16yrs+)