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 August
  • 14th August
  • 3rd/4th September – 3rd September – FULLY BOOKED
  • 10th/11th September
  • 1st/2nd October
  • 8th/9th October

Further information:

  • We book a maximum of three participants onto each 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

If you wish to book more than one participant onto a date listed above, please email us to confirm availability at zoo@reaseheath.ac.uk

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.