Become a Zookeeper

We have 2 Zookeeper Experiences available:

  1. Junior Zookeeper (Suitable for ages 6 to 10)
  2. Zookeeper Experience (suitable for ages 10+)

A typical Junior Zookeeper Experience

Cost: £50

Duration: 2pm - 4pm

Available Friday - Monday

Itinerary:

Feed, clean and bathe our Giant Tortoises.

Feed the otters and meerkats.

Make something fun for our lemurs and watch them play with it, or help us feed the colourful lorikeets.

Pony Grooming.

Mini zoo tour – Get to know some of our other animals around the park and how we care for them – feed some of them and even meet one of our off-show reptiles!

*Subject to change dependent on the welfare of the animals.

A typical Zookeeper Experience

Cost: £70

Duration: 10am - 1pm

Available Friday - Monday

Feed the livestock - collect hay and distribute in hayracks.

Prepare lunch for the coati’s, meerkats and otters (Learn about the different diet preparation etc.)

Meet the coatis and give them a treat.

Feed and learn about the otters.

Meet and feed the meerkats or provide enrichment for our Lemurs.

All muck in!

VIP tour – Meet some of our other animals. Learn about how we care for them, feed some more animals along the way and meet one of our off-show reptiles.

*Subject to change dependant on animal welfare needs.

What you need to know

We can accommodate a maximum of 2 participants per day.

For under 18's, the price includes entry for one accompanying adult spectator.

Additional spectators will have the option to pay the normal admission fee for entry and take photos of the voucher-holder whilst they are in public areas.

Participants should be physically fit due to the nature and demands of the work.

Experiences are available throughout the year, except for on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Terms and conditions

Read what some happy customers have to say

We had the Zookeeper for the day experience for our 8 year old nephew and he absolutely loved it from start to finish! I won’t give away too much about which animals you get to meet as keeping some of it as a surprise was part of the fun of the day however they were all truly brilliant – If you decide to do it you will not be disappointed. The Hobbledown zookeepers were AMAZING (we had Gavin, Miles & Jamie) – they really knew their stuff, were incredibly accommodating and so kind to my nephew. We learnt so much and had fun whilst doing it. It truly was an amazing day – thank you Hobblers!

— LuckyDuckTombola

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