Step into the boots of the Animal Care Team in our Keeper for the Day Animal Experiences 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!

Please note that our Keeper for the Day Experiences are changing and our current Keeper for the Day schemes A, B and C, are only available to book for dates up until 31st May 2023.

From 1st June 2023, we will be offering our brand new schemes:
• Scheme 1 – Creatures Great & Small
• Scheme 2 – Weird & Wonderful Wildlife

Old Schemes – Until 31st May 2023

Scheme A – Elephants, Cheetahs, Mandrills, Hyenas and Komodo Dragons

Scheme B – Meerkats, Gelada Baboons, Otters, Lemurs and Sun Bears

Scheme C – Sea Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Hippos and Red River Hogs

New Schemes – From 1st June 2023

Scheme 1: Creature Great & Small – Elephants, Lemurs, Meerkats, Sun Bears and Anteaters

Scheme 2: Weird & Wonderful Wildlife – Sea Lions, Tigers, Gelada Baboons, Giraffes and Aardvarks

If you have a Keeper for the Day Experience voucher, this is still valid and can be used to book one of our new schemes.


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

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