Junior Animal Keeper Experience

Children holding tortoises


Animal Keeper Experience

Come and join our Animal Keepers for a day, working with a huge variety of animals including tortoises, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, birds, meerkats and more. Throughout the day you will work in our arid and tropical biomes, domestic pet area and farm. Activities will include feeding and watering, maintaining the enclosures and learning how to safely handle some of the animals (COVID-19 restrictions may apply when working with some animals). This day is perfect for any animal lover who would like a chance to work with a wide variety of animals and learn more about them.


Gift vouchers available by contacting [email protected]



10 am – 3 pm
£70 per child


(Places MUST be booked in advance – maximum of 12 people per day)


6-10 year-olds

Saturday 14 November – places available


11-14 year olds

Thursday 29 October – Places available


 Christmas Junior Animal Keeper Day 6-14 year olds 

Saturday 5 December – places available


More dates will be added soon!


If you are interested please complete the enquiry form below and if we have spaces then we will email you a booking form.

Terms and Conditions

  • Participants need to be suitably dressed for the outdoors and please be aware that clothes may get dirty or damage
  • Sturdy footwear should be worn (walking boots or wellingtons are ideal) strictly NO open-toed sandals or flips flops, please
  • We reserve the right to cancel a booking in extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances that may arise (a full refund will be given)
  • Please do not wear any jewellery
  • You will need to provide a packed lunch and drinks (no nuts please)
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • Sun cream and hats must also be brought and applied (in Summer months)
  • Participants must listen and comply with instructions that are given out by staff
  • Please note that the Junior Keeper days are just for children – there is no provision for parents to stay
  • We are not liable for any personal belongings that are brought along on the day.

Covid-19 Information

  • Animal Keepers will wear visors and ensure that social distancing takes place during the day
  • Face coverings may need to be worn at some times during the day so please bring one with you
  • Participants will be encouraged to wash their hands throughout the day and antibacterial gel will be available
  • Participants presenting with COVID-19 related symptoms or have persons within the household with symptoms must not attend
  • Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 6 children.

Enquiry Form

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