Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 6pm

Keeper for a Day

Would you like to experience being a keeper at Twycross Zoo or to treat someone to this unusual gift? Experience all aspects of animal care including cleaning, food preparation and feeding. This fun and interesting day includes refreshments, lunch, and a presentation certificate as a memento of your day.

To book please call in at Guest Services or telephone 01827 883140

During the day you will enjoy assisting our keepers on a variety of sections including pets, primates and birds. Although we make every effort to include as many sections of the zoo as possible, the itinerary for the day is only a guide and the length and running order of your experience may change.

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. Overalls will be provided. You may be working outside, so remember to bring waterproofs in case it rains.

Please make your way to Guest Services for 9.00am, where you will sign the Health and Safety forms and be greeted by a member of the animal team. Your day will end at approximately 4.30pm.

The adult keeper experience is available on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

All participants must be aged 18 or over and be quite physically fit because of the nature and demands of the work. If you need personal insurance then please arrange your own insurance for the day. The keeper experience is only valid on the date of booking and if you do not take up the Keeper Experience on this date, it will cease to be valid and no refund or extension will be offered.

Keeper for a Day experiences are available for up to 2 adults and costs £190 each (£195 each from 1st January 2020). This price includes zoo admission too.

Please note any accompanying family or friends will be charged normal entrance price and will not be allowed access to the zoo until normal opening time at 10.00am.

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