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 second weekend of each month, and we have a maximum of 5 people per session. The day runs from 10am to 2.30pm.

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

Keeper for a Day weekend dates:

Junior:

  • 11th April
  • 9th May

Adult:

  • 15th March
  • 12th April
  • 10th May

Further information:

  • We can only run with a minimum of 3 in attendance so if you’re booked onto one of our dates and we don’t hit the required 3 participants, you’ll automatically be booked onto the next month’s activity (we’ll be sure to keep you updated)
  • Minimum age for children is 8 years old
  • Children will be automatically booked onto the Saturday date each month, adults onto the Sunday of each month

Prices for the activity:

  • Junior – £90
  • Adult – £120

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

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