Keeper for a Day

Our keeper for a day experience gives you the chance to get stuck in and find out what it is like to be a zoo keeper. You will working alongside dedicated keepers across all of our animal sections and get to see first-hand what it’s like to work with animals.

Our keeper for a day sessions run on the first and second weekend of each month.

A typical day will run as follows:

10am Start
10am-11am Work on the zoo with animals including the lemurs and meerkats
11am-12pm Work with the large mammals including ponies, alpaca and donkeys
12-12.30pm LUNCH
12.30-1.30pm Work with the small mammals, including rabbits and rodents
1.30-2.30pm Work on the exotics section, including reptiles and amphibians

Junior/Adult next available dates:

  • 6th/7th November
  • 13th/14th November
  • 4th/5th December
  • 11th/12th December
  • 8th/9th January
  • 12th February
  • March – No sessions due to Lambing

Further information:

  • We are currently running at reduced capacity, with a maximum of three participants per session.
  • Minimum age for children is 8 years old
  • One free spectator is allowed per booking and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult (included in the price). Additional spectators are required to pay normal zoo entry
  • Spectators will not be able to take part in the activities or enter enclosures, if you wish to take part together please see pricing below

Prices for the activity:

  • Junior – £110
  • Adult – £140

If you would like to share your experience with a friend or family member, add a second (or third) person to your booking for a discounted rate of £90 for Junior and £120 for Adult Keeper for a Day experiences.

Got a question? Email us at zoo@reaseheath.ac.uk.

By booking this experience you agree to our terms and conditions as stated here.