Keeper For A Day at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

A Zoo Keeper experience for one person at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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Included in your awesome zoo keeper for a day experience: 

  • Go behind the scenes at the UK’s biggest zoo
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch
  • Meet big cats, giraffes, elephants and rhinos & more
  • Feed & entertain your favourite animals
  • Free t-shirt, certificate and gift bag
  • Free car parking
  • 20% off zoo entry tickets for friends on the day

 

 £299

Things to know, before you go:

  • Voucher valid for 10 months for one person.
  • This experience runs from 8:45am – 4.15pm on weekdays only.
  • Minimum age 16 years.
  • Participants should wear practical suitable for the outdoors and sturdy shoes or boots suitable for wearing in mud.
  • Not suitable for pregnant women or those who have given birth within the last six months.
  • All dates are subject to availability.
  • This voucher cannot be extended.

 

 £299

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Best day!!

Me and my partner visited and done the keeper for a day experience it was amazing you get to do so much!! Staff where amazing and they are very generous with bits you get given. A must if you are an animal lover.

Amazing birthday retreat

I purchased the experience for my husband for his 30th. He absolutly loved it and has not stopped talking about it. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to buy friends or family a brilliant gift and something that they will always remember.

Wild Day Out

As a huge fan of animals and nature this day out was absolutely wonderful. It was a childhood dream come true.
If you love animals and don't mind mucking out a few enclosures then this experience would be perfect for you!
The instructor that showed us around was Sian and she was very friendly and knowledgeable, having worked there for a number of years. She took us to meet the rhinos, chimpanzees, meerkats, lions, elephants, penguins, giraffes and we got to take part in the birds of prey show. We got up close and personal with all these animals by feeding them and we even had meerkats climbing all over us!
Breakfast and lunch were also included in the price during the day and after the zookeeper experience there is also enough time to have a little wander around the zoo and have a look at the animals you didn't see previously.
All in all this was a brilliant day out and I'd highly recommend it to anyone with a passion for animals!

Pricy but brilliant

You get to meet so many different species and to feed them. An animal lovers heaven. Shame the guide has no 1st hand experience of staying in a pod. We would love to do that but Penny couldn't tell us what it was like because she's never done it. She helped as much as she could, very good at her job and very knowledgeable and a lovely person to spend the day with

Truly Amazing

My husband got me the experience as a birthday present and I was super excited as I am a massive animal lover. The day started with Rob our guide picking us up in the van and taking us for breakfast, the day continued with mucking out the Rhino and feeding them, we fed the giraffe, elephants, hogs, hippos and Wolves. We got extremely close to the tigers too which was incredible and mucked out the lemurs and got to sit in the enclosure with them. It's a wonderful experience, very informative and fun. It's worth every penny your breakfast and lunch are also included. If you are thinking of doing it then it's a must, you won't be disappointed. An experience with memory's to last a lifetime. Well done Whipsnade.

£299

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What You Get

Included in your awesome zoo keeper for a day experience: 

  • Go behind the scenes at the UK’s biggest zoo
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch
  • Meet big cats, giraffes, elephants and rhinos & more
  • Feed & entertain your favourite animals
  • Free t-shirt, certificate and gift bag
  • Free car parking
  • 20% off zoo entry tickets for friends on the day

 

 £299

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Need to Know

Things to know, before you go:

  • Voucher valid for 10 months for one person.
  • This experience runs from 8:45am – 4.15pm on weekdays only.
  • Minimum age 16 years.
  • Participants should wear practical suitable for the outdoors and sturdy shoes or boots suitable for wearing in mud.
  • Not suitable for pregnant women or those who have given birth within the last six months.
  • All dates are subject to availability.
  • This voucher cannot be extended.

 

 £299

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Reviews

There are currently 5 reviews for this Zoo Keeper Day Experience. Submit your own.

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Average rating:  
 5 reviews
Best day!!

Me and my partner visited and done the keeper for a day experience it was amazing you get to do so much!! Staff where amazing and they are very generous with bits you get given. A must if you are an animal lover.

Amazing birthday retreat

I purchased the experience for my husband for his 30th. He absolutly loved it and has not stopped talking about it. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to buy friends or family a brilliant gift and something that they will always remember.

Wild Day Out

As a huge fan of animals and nature this day out was absolutely wonderful. It was a childhood dream come true.
If you love animals and don't mind mucking out a few enclosures then this experience would be perfect for you!
The instructor that showed us around was Sian and she was very friendly and knowledgeable, having worked there for a number of years. She took us to meet the rhinos, chimpanzees, meerkats, lions, elephants, penguins, giraffes and we got to take part in the birds of prey show. We got up close and personal with all these animals by feeding them and we even had meerkats climbing all over us!
Breakfast and lunch were also included in the price during the day and after the zookeeper experience there is also enough time to have a little wander around the zoo and have a look at the animals you didn't see previously.
All in all this was a brilliant day out and I'd highly recommend it to anyone with a passion for animals!

Pricy but brilliant

You get to meet so many different species and to feed them. An animal lovers heaven. Shame the guide has no 1st hand experience of staying in a pod. We would love to do that but Penny couldn't tell us what it was like because she's never done it. She helped as much as she could, very good at her job and very knowledgeable and a lovely person to spend the day with

Truly Amazing

My husband got me the experience as a birthday present and I was super excited as I am a massive animal lover. The day started with Rob our guide picking us up in the van and taking us for breakfast, the day continued with mucking out the Rhino and feeding them, we fed the giraffe, elephants, hogs, hippos and Wolves. We got extremely close to the tigers too which was incredible and mucked out the lemurs and got to sit in the enclosure with them. It's a wonderful experience, very informative and fun. It's worth every penny your breakfast and lunch are also included. If you are thinking of doing it then it's a must, you won't be disappointed. An experience with memory's to last a lifetime. Well done Whipsnade.

£299

What to expect on your Zoo Keeper Day

What a wild experience! You get to go behind the scenes of the UK’s biggest zoo, ZSL Whipsnade and see what it is really like to be a zoo keeper. The good news though is that you don’t have to be up at OMG it’s too early, but instead a lazy 08.45am start is all that is required and they even provide you with breakfast when you get there!

 

First things are first though, you have to look the part so you will be given a zoo keeper uniform so that you can get kitted out (and of course this way you don’t have to worry about your ordinary clothes getting dirty). Next, you will be prepped for your role by being briefed about the day ahead. Then your host zoo keeper will be responsible for leading the way through the rest of the day’s activities, whether that be mucking out the Rhino enclosure (hey, it’s all part of being a zoo keeper!), preparing food for the elephants or actually hand feeding the giraffe (hmmm, wonder if they need a ladder for that?). Complimentary lunch will be squeezed in somewhere, some quality time with Whipsnade’s big cats is on the menu (hopefully you’re not on their menu though) not to mention taking part in some activities helping out with the care of the little guys like otters and meerkats as well.

 

At the end of the day, as a memento of your awesome zoo keeping experience, you will receive a free t-shirt and don’t forget the day comes with complimentary parking and 20% off zoo entry for any friends or family you’d like to bring along.

Whipsnade Zoo Keeper for a Day Experience Giraffes
Whipsnade Zoo Keeper for a Day Experience Elephants
Whipsnade Zoo Keeper for a Day Experience Lions

About the Zoo

Owned by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the UK’s biggest zoo as it spreads out over 600 acres of beautiful countryside. The wide expanse of the zoo means that there are several ways to get around the park, even though it isn’t a ‘safari park’. Visitors can walk, they can drive their cars into the park for a fee, they can catch the free Safari Bus available in the zoo or there are even two steam trains to ride on in order to visit your favourite exhibits.  With over 2500 animals on display ZSL Whipsnade Zoo‘s aim is to ‘bring down the bars’ as much as possible, so you can expect to enjoy your day there, as they strive to present “interactive, immersive and inspiring exhibits” to all. A wonderful place to experience being a zoo keeper for a day!

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Where It’s At

The zoo is located in Dunstable, Bedfordshire which is only 20 minutes from London by train, and a dedicated bus runs from Luton Central Station, Luton Centre, Dunstable and Hemel Hempstead to the zoo every two hours, Monday to Saturday. Alternatively if you want to drive, the zoo is signposted from the M1 and  all major roads and is only 25 minutes from the M25 (junction 21).

Finding The Best Price

Because we specialise in just Zoo, Safari Park and Wildlife Park experiences we are able to find you the lowest prices from a wide range of well known online gift stores. We scan these stores regularly for their latest prices and offers and will always recommend the lowest priced vouchers on our sales pages. When you make your decision on which zoo keeper experience day is for you, we will transfer you directly to the sales carts or information pages of these stores, so that you can make your purchase. Alternatively, if you would like to browse all of the zoo and other animal keeper experiences available from all of the Big 5 online gift stores, visit our ‘Latest Deals‘ listing. This will show you in a comparison table the prices for our Zoo Keeper for a day experiences from all five of the online stores.

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