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Zoo Keeper for A Day

Zoo Keeper for A Day

Learn all about life at Paignton Zoo and discover what it’s like to be a zookeeper with our ‘Keeper for a day’ experience.

You’ll arrive in the morning and get to experience the zoo in a different light before any of our visitors arrive. Throughout the day, together with one of our knowledgeable experience guides, you’ll visit a number of different departments which could include primates, birds, hoof stock, Desert House and LVI. You’ll work alongside our expert keepers and undertake a variety of tasks including cleaning duties, feeding and caring for the animals, whilst learning all about our different animals directly from those that spend the most time with them.

This can be purchased as a single or joint experience and the price includes entry to Paignton Zoo, a breakfast bap, hot drink and a t-shirt.

To find out if an experience is available for a specific date, please call our Experiences Coordinator on 01803 697500 (option 2), before completing your online booking.

Age LimitLength of ExperienceCostDays Available
15+9am to 3.30pm – 6.5 hours£250 for one/£350 for two – (includes entry to Paignton Zoo)Available on any day of the week

Please note that during this experience there are enclosures and exhibits that do not have suitable wheelchair or mobility scooter access.