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

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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