Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm

Junior Keeper Experience

The ideal experience for children who would like to try being a zoo keeper! This experience includes refreshments, lunch, and a presentation certificate as a memento of your day.

In a Junior Keeper Experience, you can help our keepers clean, feed, and care for the animals at Pets at Twycross! This is a great experience for children aged 7-17. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times, whose admission is included.

Additional family members are welcome, but will not be allowed behind the scenes and will need to pay normal zoo admission. Additional family members will not be allowed access to the zoo until the normal opening time of 10am.


Refreshments, lunch, and a presentation certificate will be provided. Being a keeper is a messy job, so wear suitable old clothes and shoes, such as wellies. You may be working outside, so remember to bring waterproofs in case it rains.

Junior Keeper for a Day is available on Saturdays and Sundays during term time, and Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during school holidays.

When you arrive for your Keeper Experience, make your way to Guest Services for 9am to sign the Health and Safety form, and a member of our animal team will meet you. Your experience will end at around 1pm, but you are welcome to spend the rest of your day exploring the zoo.

Keeper Experiences are only valid on the date of booking. If you do not take up your experience on this date, it will cease to be valid and no refund or extension will be offered. Participants need to be quite physically fit, as the work can be quite demanding. If you need personal insurance then please arrange this yourself before arrival. Session lengths can vary and depend on the requirements of the specific departments.

Junior Keeper Experiences are available for up to 2 children and cost £120 each (£135 each from 1st January 2019). The experience includes Twycross Zoo admission per child and accompanying adult (one adult per child).

To book please call our Bookings Team on 01827 883 140 or email

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