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jUnior zOokeEpeR


JunIor zOoKeEpeR

Our junior zookeeper experience lets the younger generation get their hands dirty! Our junior zookeepers will join one of our keepers in helping care for a wide range of animals here at the centre, and learning about what it takes to look after them!

It is truly an experience to remember! Not only that, you’re helping us continue our work!

£79.99 per person

Max participants: 4

Your experience...

Starts at 10am and finishes around 1.15pm:

  • Free admission into the zoo for the participant.
  • The opportunity to get stuck right in and follow one of our keepers for the morning. 
  • Tour of the HCC
  • Meet the Reptiles
  • Bug Encounter
  • Clean & Feed Lemurs
  • 30 min Break
  • Meet the mob of Meerkats
  • Enrichment Making
  • Giving your enrichment to the animals!
  • Animal Health Check
  • Skunk Encounter
  • The opportunity to learn about these amazing animals and ask our keepers any questions you may have.

Please note - No gift certificate is included with our experiences, however this is included in the gift pack option below.

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Junior Zookeeper with Gift Pack

For the perfect gift, we have paired our incredibly popular Junior Zookeeper experience with an extra soft hanging lemur toy and gift certificate in a presentation box for your recipient to enjoy before their experience!



1 x Junior Zookeeper experience

1 x Cuddly hanging lemur toy

1 x Gift Certificate


£97.99 per gift pack.

Max participants: 4

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Purchase your gift pack here!

oN tHe DaY...

  • Please arrive at the centre for 10am. To ease the booking in process, please have your vouchers or booking confirmation ready for us to scan!
  • If your experience is booked on a Sunday, please wait until the car park gates are opened at 10am! (This won't effect your experience!)


  • 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 children of the ages of 5-14 years old; however participants must be accompanied by an adult (subject to general admission). Admission for the experience participants is included.
  • Please note that we can run the junior zookeeper for up to 4 guests. This may mean that on popular dates, you will be participating with other people. Exclusivity can be arranged at an additional fee, please contact us for more details.

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 junior zookeeper experience, please email [email protected]

Please see our full terms and conditions

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