Learn about life at the zoo and the animals that you will meet from the people that really know them best – our wonderful keepers.

Get stuck into food preparation, feeding and even mucking out! Best of all, you can spend time with some of the world's most endangered species.

Age limit:

You must be 16 years or older to take part in this experience

Length of experience:

4 hours



Days available:

Tuesdays and Saturdays

Here's an idea of how your experience may run (subject to change):

  • 9.00 a.m.: Arrive at the Zoo
  • 9.15 a.m.: Join the keepers from the mammal department and begin your day
  • 10.30 a.m.: Move on to meet with the keepers of the birds
  • 11.45 .am.: Discover what it's like to be a reptile and amphibian keeper
  • 12.30 p.m.: Experience zoo keeping with primates
  • 1pm: Finish. A lunch voucher will be issued for our Island Restaurant.

During your experience you will have a tea break and once finished you'll be free to explore the zoo for the rest of the day.

To find out if an experience is available for a specific date, please call 01803 697508 before completing your booking.

Experiences must be booked at least a week in advance.

Please ensure you read the full terms and conditions.

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