If your child loves animals and would like to experience life as a keeper then this unforgettable experience is the gift for them.
Join a group of up to three children (plus one accompanying adult per child) to spend time with our trained staff in preparing food and enrichment for our animals, mucking out their enclosures and then meeting and feeding some of them behind the scenes.
Your day is likely to involve the following:
Please note this is subject to change.
For 8-15 year olds, this experience lasts from 9am-midday and costs £185 per child.
All Junior Keepers must be accompanied by an adult who enjoys free entry to the zoo and is welcome to participate in certain activities. Accompanying friends and family will receive 10% off their entry price and are welcome into the zoo from 10am.
All our junior keepers will receive the following:
On booking we send a gift pack containing a gift card and the details of the experience.
Note for the accompanying adult – be sure to bring your camera to capture your Junior Keeper on film in some fantastic photo opportunities!
29 July, 1,4,5,11,12,15,18,19,22,25,26 & 29 August. Good availability in September and October.
Gift vouchers for the 2018 season are also available.
This experience runs on Saturdays and Sundays. Wednesdays are also available during school holidays
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Friendly and knowledgeable
keepers"The Junior Keeper Experience was excellent - fun, interactive and hands-on, while at the same time being very informative and eye-opening. This was largely down to, Asim , who went the extra mile to make sure it was an enjoyable experience, and was a mine of fascinating information."Experience guest, August 2017.
Wholeheartedly recommend"A memory making morning spent with my 12 year old niece at the beautiful Marwell Zoo. Neither of us will ever forget our day. It was interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to any animal loving youngsters."Experience guest, August 2017.