Keeper for the Day

Step into the boots of a member of the Animal Care Team in one of our three exciting options that take you closer to the animals than ever before!

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

Our three Keeper for the Day options are listed below with more information, to help you choose which package you would like to take part in.

Each of our packages include:
  • Exclusive access behind the scenes for a morning session between approximately 11am – 1.30pm.
  • A voucher for your 1 hour lunch at Penguini’s Restaurant.
  • Followed by a further afternoon session behind the scenes between approximately 2.30pm – 3.45pm
  • A souvenir gift.
  • Complimentary entry to the zoo for the whole day.

Our Keeper for the Day Experience is open to guests 14 years and over. Anyone aged 14 – 17yrs must be accompanied by an adult 18yrs or over who is paying to participate in the same experience.

Price: £210.00 per person

Passholders SAVE up to £25!
Call the experience Reception with the valid passholders ID to make your booking. The discounts is not available online and is not valid in conjuction with any other offer.

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

Choose from the below experiences:

Experience A
£210 14+ Years 1-2 people

Experience A

Keeper for the Day – Experience A Step into the boots of a keeper! Bursting with big personalities, this...

  • Elephants
  • Komodo Dragons
  • Cheetah
  • Hyena
  • Mandrill
Find Out More
Experience B
£210 14+ Years 1-2 people

Experience B

Keeper for the Day – Experience B Get closer than ever before! Embark on a journey around Colchester Zoo...

  • Meerkats
  • Gelada Baboons
  • Otters
  • Lemurs
  • Anteaters
  • Sun bears
Find Out More
Experience C
£210 14+ Years 1-2 people

Experience C

Keeper for the Day – Experience C Your chance to go behind the scenes! Travel around the zoo with...

  • Sealions
  • Amur Tigers
  • Pygmy Hippos
  • Giraffe
  • Red River Hogs
Find Out More


I was a Zoo Keeper for the day today and it was brilliant! Thank you to Kirsty, Britney and Helen for giving me a day to remember and to other staff I met who were very friendly and welcoming...Next time I visit this lovely zoo (using my annual gold card) I will do so with a lot more understanding of both the animals I met and of how the staff take such good care of them. - Gill, February 2019

We have just been Keeper for the day and it was amazing. The staff have been there years and know everything about their animals they look after and see how much they care. They are well looked after and it was great to see what goes on behind the scenes and to be part of the experience was awesome. - Kelly, January 2019

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

Experience bookings for the next 48 hours can only be taken by phone on 01206 331292 ext 462 as we may already be fully booked.

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.

Newsletter Signup

Sign up to our newsletter for all the latest deals, news and more!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter