Get closer to the animals with keeper shadowing!
This is the perfect experience for anyone who is passionate about a particular animal!
Offering you the chance to enjoy a personal, extraordinary experience with your favourite animal, this makes a great gift for a loved one or simply a treat for yourself.
Each experience costs just £75 and includes;
- A half hour close up experience with your chosen animal and keeper
- Full day entry into Colchester Zoo
- Lunch voucher
- Souvenir pack
- Just £55 for a second person to do the experience with you!
Each experience lasts for approx half an hour but you will have access to Colchester Zoo from 9.30am as the Zoo opens right up until the end of the day. Your souvenir pack is given at the end of your experience containing a number of items to remember your day plus a voucher for £5 off a Zoo Pass if you upgrade on the day of your experience!*
*terms and conditions apply
NB Only open to aged 12 years and over. Anyone between the age of 12 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult during the experience and throughout the rest of their visit, under 12s may not take part in this experience. The supervising adult must pay admission. For a reduced entry rate we recommend purchasing an E-ticket online in advance for a discounted rate to those sold at the gate on the day. Click here to book now.
Choose from the following Keeper Shadowing experiences;
- African Lion
- Amur Tiger
- Giant Tortoise
- Hawk and Owl
- Komodo Dragon
- Mandrill Monkey
- Spotted Hyena
- White Rhino
Please check availability at Guest Services if you are visiting as it MAY be possible to book you in on the day. The package you receive will be the same but will include a complimentary ticket for you to visit again on another occasion.
If you do not want to specify a date you will need to purchase a gift voucher - please click here
Please read the full terms and conditions before making your booking.
Please note that the Passholder offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Further terms and conditions apply.
Booked your experience? Read our essential information page to find out what you need on the day!
For more information please contact our Experiences Reception!
Telephone: 01206 331292 ext. 232 or 237
PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 48 HOURS FOR PROCESSING OF ONLINE APPLICATIONS & CONFIRMATION, BEFORE YOU WISH TO VISIT.
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.