A Day Out With a Difference

Get hands on with out Zoo keepers, take a day out from the office and give the kids a break from classroom based learning with a Zookeeper for a day experience. Our Zookeeper days are suitable for a variety or ages, individuals and groups or families up to four. Ever wanted to tend to a Rhino  or feed a big cat, if so don’t delay, book today.

IMPORTANT: After purchasing, you must phone to book in your Zookeeper Experiences, we cannot book on arrival.

Avoid disappointment by scheduling your experience – Call us on 01229 466086

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Keeper for a Day




Zookeeper for the day

Experience one of the most exciting careers in the world and become a Zookeeper for the day

Spend the day shadowing one of our highly trained animal carers helping with food preparation, feeding, cleaning out and anything else that might crop up.

As a keeper for the day the choice is yours – choose the animal you would most like to work with and we will assign you to the relevant section where you will work with a selection of animals throughout your day.

Zookeeper For The Day includes morning drink and snack, lunch, and afternoon drink as well as a memento of your day.

Only one Zookeeper for a Day can be booked on any given day.  If you would like to participate in a larger group please see our Couples Keeper for the Day.


Keeper for a Day




Feeding and Experience Day

Keeper for a Day




Junior Keepers & Animal Experience Days

Juniors, join our Animal Carers and become a Zoo Keeper

Roll up your sleeves and whack on your wellies to spend the morning shadowing one of our highly trained and friendly animal carers.

Get up close and personal to our monkeys, giraffes, penguins and more as you help muck out and prepare food with chance to ask lots of questions along the way.

Includes a drink and snack as well as a Junior Keeper T-shirt as a memento of your day.

Africa Zookeeper for the day for 2

Experience one of the most exciting careers in the world as a Zookeeper for the day

Want to experience the life of a Keeper but want to bring a friend?  2 of you can spend the day shadowing one of our highly trained animal carers helping with food preparation, feeding, cleaning out and anything else that might crop up based in our Africa house, focussing on the care and routines of Rhino, Zebra, Wildebeest and Giraffe.

Zookeeper For The Day includes morning drink and snack.

Children aged under 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.  For bookings for more than one under 16 year old please see the Junior Keeper Experience.


Keeper for a Day




Feeding & Experience Days 3

Keeper for a Day




Junior Keepers & Animal Experience Days

Juniors, join our Animal Carers and become a Zoo Keeper

Roll up your sleeves and whack on your wellies to spend the morning shadowing one of our highly trained and friendly animal carers.

Get up close and personal to our monkeys, giraffes, penguins and more as you help muck out and prepare food with chance to ask lots of questions along the way.

Includes a drink and snack as well as a Junior Keeper T-shirt as a memento of your day.

Family Zookeeper for the day

Experience one of the most exciting careers in the world as a Zookeeper for the day

Want to experience the life of a Keeper as a family?  Up to 4 of you can spend the day shadowing  our highly trained animal carers helping with food preparation, feeding, cleaning out and anything else that might crop up based in our Africa house, focussing on the care and routines of Rhino, Zebra, Wildebeest and Giraffe.

Zookeeper For The Day includes morning drink and snack.

Children aged under 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.


Keeper for a Day




Junior Keeper for the Day - Capybara feeding

Keeper for a Day




Junior Keepers & Animal Experience Days

Juniors, join our Animal Carers and become a Zoo Keeper

Roll up your sleeves and whack on your wellies to spend the morning shadowing one of our highly trained and friendly animal carers.

Get up close and personal to our monkeys, giraffes, penguins and more as you help muck out and prepare food with chance to ask lots of questions along the way.

Includes a drink and snack as well as a Junior Keeper T-shirt as a memento of your day.

Adopt an animal

Love the giraffes, scared of the emus?

Whether you’re Mad about Meerkats, Crazy for Capybara, Bats about Bears or a Sucker for Snow Leopards there is an animal adoption package to suit you at Safari Zoo.  Adopt your sweetheart for one year and receive a certificate, information sheet and thank you on our roll of honour. In addition, adopters are invited to a minimum of 4 dedicated adopters days throughout the year here at Safari Zoo.

Adoptions include a personalised colour certificate of your chosen animal,   A ticket to safari zoo to come and visit your animal at any time,  A copy of our Safari Club Calendar with details of the 4 exclusive events only available to adopters, Your name will appear on our Roll of Honour which is put up in the zoo and on our website the 1st Monday of every month, a Cuddly of your chosen animal, Thank you letter from your animal, Safari Zoo Chromium Keyring,  Safari Zoo Magnet,  Adult Safari Zoo animal colouring Book, Colouring Pencils, Admission tickets/calendar details of the 4 exclusive events only available to adopters all delivered in a reusable jute bag and are priced at £60 (£30 under the Christmas offer)!

Add an animal experience and make it the total animal lovers gift

Normally £60, Christmas Offer £30


Choose your Adoption
Choose your animal



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