Keeper for the day allows you to experience one of the most exciting careers in the world as you roll up your sleeves, wack on your wellies and spend the day shadowing one of our highly trained animal carers. You will be assigned to one section and will spend your day helping with food preparation, feeding, cleaning out and anything else that might crop up!
What animals will I work with
As keeper for the day the choice is yours – choose the animal you would most like to work with and we will assign you to the relevant section: “Bear “ in mind you will work with a selection of animals throughout your day not just your chosen one!
Animals to choose from include: Rhinos, Giraffes, Baboons , Porcupines, Andean Bears, Tapirs, Otters, Hippos & Babirusa, all the primates, Bats and Tortoise as well as the big cats, 8 Lemur Species, Tamarins, Marmosets, our large collection of Kangaroos & Wallabies, Vultures, Condors, Penguins, Macaws, Spoonbills, Waterfowl, Storks and Ibis.
What hours will I work?
The day will start at 8.30am when following a safety briefing you will be met by your “keeper for the day” and will finish (animals permitting!) at 17.30. (17.00 in winter)
“Keepering” is a mucky job so be warned you will be expected to “muck in”, so wear suitable clothing and footwear. Safety Wellington Boots are available for loan however we must have your request and shoe size in advance!
£125.00. Morning drink with snack, lunch, and afternoon drink is included in the price and at the end of the day you will receive a memento of your day.
You will be sent a voucher for the experience and must contact the park to book your date. Dates fill very quickly especially weekends so the sooner you book the more chance there is of getting the date you want.