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, Zookeeper or Wildlife Ranger. With expert tuition from our Animal Care Team, 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 for ONE child

Price – Zoo Cadet:
£110 for ONE child

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

*Please note that this discount cannot be applied to purchases made online.

What’s Included:
• Exclusive access working with animals and the Animal Care Team
• A refreshment voucher
• A souvenir gift
• Complimentary entry to the zoo for the whole day for the child participant and one supervising adult

Please allow at least 48 hours for processing of online applications and confirmation before you wish to visit.


Choose From:

Click through to the booking page using the BOOK NOW button above to then select your experience.

Fledgling Keeper Experience – Reptiles, Wallabies, Donkeys, Goats, Llamas and Alpacas

Zoo Cadet Experience – Armadillo, Reptiles, Mandrills, Cheetah, Llamas and Alpacas


Fledgling Keeper Experience
• Go behind the scenes with a variety of animals
• Learn how to carry out grooming and training
• Prepare food and muck out living areas

Zoo Cadet Experience
• Go behind the scenes with a variety of animals
• Learn how to carry out health checks and training
• Prepare food and enrichment
Fledgling Keeper – open to participants aged 6 – 9yrs
Participant must be accompanied by an adult aged 18yrs or over throughout the experience.

Zoo Cadet – open to participants aged 10 – 15yrs

Participant must be accompanied by an adult aged 18yrs or over throughout the experience.
Fledgling Keeper or Zoo Cadet experiences are for 1 or 2 child participants. Experience slots are booked for 1 child at a time so if you would like to book with a friend or family member please select two bookings for the same date.

All child participants require a supervising adult over the age of 18yrs to join them during the experience. One supervising adult space 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.
Fledgling Keeper – consists of an afternoon experience from 1:30pm until 3:30pm

Zoo Cadet – consists of a morning experience from 10:00am until 12:00pm

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