FuLl dAy sHadOw A kEepEr (15+)

Our shadow a keeper experience lets the adults get their hands dirty! Our shadow keepers will join a member of our team in helping care for a wide range of animals here at the centre and learning about what it takes to look after them in a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our most popular animals!


Being a Shadow Keeper at the HCC, you can expect to work with a variety of species who live at the zoo. After getting kitted out in your keeper for a day outfit you will be briefed on the day’s activities over morning refreshments with your keeper. After helping muck out in the morning you will then head off to prepare diets and give the animals their breakfasts and live a full day in the life of one of our keepers! You’ll finish the day with a hot drink and receive your goody bag!


£179.99 per person

Max participants: 2


YoUr EXperIenCe iNclUdEs:

• A full day (9.30am-4pm) shadowing one of our zoo keepers!

• Complimentary morning refreshments

• Complimentary HCC T Shirt

• Goody Bag of HCC Gifts

• 10% discount on all retail items.



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hAlF dAy sHadOw A kEepEr (15+)

Our shadow a keeper experience lets the adults get their hands dirty! Our shadow keepers will join a member of our team in helping care for a wide range of animals here at the centre, and learning about what it takes to look after them!


£99.99 per person

Max participants: 2


yOuR ExperiEnce:

Starts at 1.30pm and finishes around 4pm and includes:

  • Free admission into the zoo for the participant(s)
  • Welcome & introduction
  • Food preparation & monkey feed
  • Porcupine feed
  • Clean & feed the meerkats
  • Quick lemur scatter feed
  • Kinkajou feed & talk
  • Cat feeding
  • Wash hands and end



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  • Experiences are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and must be booked and completed before expiry.
  • The above itinerary is not set in stone and may be subject to change.
  • The encounter is for participants over the age of 15; however participants below the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (subject to general admission). Any other guests wishing to watch the experience will need to pay normal centre admission prices.

More Information

Regrettably certain guests will be unable to take part including people with relevant phobias or known allergies, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.

Whilst every effort is made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this cannot always be achieved; please contact us for advice before purchasing.

If you are considering this Encounter for corporate use or to use as a prize, please contact us on [email protected], to discuss all your options in more detail.

For more information or to place your order by phone, please call 01732 823996

If you have a query about our Shadow a Keeper experience, please email [email protected]

Please see our full terms and conditions

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