Zookeeper for the Day

Get hands on with many different species


You will get to work closely with our knowledgeable keepers and get up, close and personal with a variety of livestock, exotic and domestic species.

Being an animal keeper involves rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck in with food preparation along with mucking out the animals and much more, so you should be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Suitable for ages 8+ our price is just £80 per person, one of the cheapest packages on the market, and includes a certificate.

Hobbledown Members get 10% off the price.

A typical day's experience

Duration: 10:30am - 3:00pm

  1. Food prep: Chopping etc etc...
  2. What goes in must come out. Time to clean the Wallabies and Mara.
  3. Meerkat mayhem. Time for you to supply brunch to the mob.
  4. Enrichment. Goat (or alpaca) walkies!
  5. Pick'n'mix. (Mystery task!)
  6. Cuddle a coati.
  7. Face your fears. It's up close and personal with this exotic encounter.




What you need to know

The cost is £80 per person and 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.

The duration and content of the experience is a rough guide and may differ on the day.

Terms and conditions

Read what some happy customers have to say

Keeper for the day experience – FANTASTIC!!

The title says it all … my 10yr and 8yr children both did the keeper for the day experience and loved it. I can not praise Angela, Miles and Jamie enough for their interaction with my two … funny, relaxed, friendly, informative … the list could go on! T and L prepared food, fed, stroked, held, mucked out creatures from the blobby frogs to the huge camels and assisted in some of the keeper talks to the public. We all learnt a lot. V reasonably priced esp as it includes entry for the child and an adult to Hobbledown for the day. Strongly recommend 🙂

— Tallgiraffes

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