The perfect experience for all young animal enthusiasts!

These amazing experiences are the perfect introduction to life working with animals for any child dreaming of becoming a vet, zoo keeper or wildlife ranger. With expert tuition from the keepers, your child will step behind the scenes to meet some incredible animals and enjoy a ‘hands on’ lesson that they will treasure forever!


PRICE – FLEDGLING KEEPER:
£95.00 for ONE child (includes a supervisory adult)

PRICE – ZOO CADET:
£110.00 for ONE child (includes a supervisory adult)

PASSHOLDERS:
Passholders taking part in this experience receive a discount of up to £20 per experience.

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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. 462 as we may already be fully booked.


Fledgling Keeper Experience – 1:30pm – 3:30pm (Afternoon Experience)

Zoo Cadet Experience – 10:00am – 12:00pm (Morning Experience)
Fledgling Keeper Experience: 6 – 9yrs

Zoo Cadet Experience: – 10 – 15yrs
Fledgling Keeper Experience:
A fledgling keeper will enjoy a fun-packed afternoon working with animals, feeding, mucking out, grooming and animal training – this action-packed experience could just be the start of something special.

– An afternoon working with animals and the Animal Care Team
– Full day complimentary entry to Colchester Zoo for child participant AND a supervising adult
– Supervising adult space to accompany the child participant during the experience
– Refreshment voucher
– Souvenir gift


Zoo Cadet Experience:
This specially-tailored programme is designed to introduce a budding young cadet to a broad range of zoo keeping skills! Cadets go behind the scenes and learn how to carry out health checks, train animals, design enrichment and more – this fantastic experience has it all!

– A morning working with animals and the Animal Care Team
– Full day complimentary entry to Colchester Zoo for child participant AND a supervising adult
– Supervising adult space to accompany the child participant during the experience
– Refreshment voucher
– Souvenir gift
Fledgling Keeper Experience: This experience takes place between 1:30pm and 3:30pm. You are welcome to use your zoo admission to visit the rest of the zoo in your own time before the experience.

Zoo Cadet Experience:
This experience takes place between 10:00am and 12:00pm. You are welcome to use your zoo admission to visit the rest of the zoo in your own time after the experience.
Each Zoo Academy Experience gives you the chance to meet a different range of animals to suit the age of the participant – please see the list below:

Fledgling Keeper Experience: Reptiles, llama’s and alpacas, donkeys and wallabies.

Zoo Cadet Experience:
Stripy skunks, llamas and alpacas, to our mandrills, cheetahs and armadillos.

See an image of each species at the bottom of this page.
A Fledgling Keeper or Zoo Cadet experiences is for 1 or 2 child participants. Experience slots are booked for 1 child at a time so if you would like to book for 2 children to take part in the same slot, please contact the Experiences Team to see what availability we have.

All child participants require a supervising adult over the age of 18yrs to join them during the experience. One supervising adult space (which includes one adult zoo entry for the day and attendance on the experience) is included in the package price.  
If the supervisory adult is bringing another child/children with them, there must be an additional second adult in attendance to supervise those children.

This experience is for a maximum of 2 children, therefore it may be necessary to share some of the activities with another Fledgling Keeper or Zoo Cadet participant.

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Fledgling Keeper Experience

Zoo Cadet Experience

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