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Keeper For A Day
OverviewExperience what it's like to be a Zoo Keeper at Dartmoor Zoo! Minimum age for this experience is only 8.
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Zoo Keeper For A Day at Dartmoor Zoo
This is a hard work, hands on, all day experience. You'll be working with our expert zoo keeping team here at Dartmoor Zoo caring for our many species. You'll learn about the fine balance of the feeding routine and training that is so important to keeping our animals healthy and happy. Not for the faint hearted, it is an amazing experience that will live with you forever.
You can enjoy this experience all year round, any day of the week with the exception of the Christmas holidays. Demand is high and places are strictly limited, so you're advised to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Please be advised that this experience does not include any involvement in our big cat or carnivore section. To work with those animals, you need to buy our amazing Big Cat Keeper For A Day experience.
What happens on the day?
While every day is different here at Dartmoor Zoo, depending on what is happening, a typical Keeper For A Day might be like this (please note the differences between Adult and Junior Keeper experiences):
* Please note,that these experiences are for Adult Keepers only. Junior Keeper experiences will end at around 3pm. The adult programme applies to people aged 16 and over.
"Thank you so much for all your care and attention that you, Sarah and Rachel showed to Adam on Saturday. We all had a really fantastic day. Tash and Adam really enjoyed their keeper experience, and Brett and Caitlan were thrilled to get hands on too. It was a great day out, made so enjoyable by the knowledge, care and friendliness shown by the staff.” - Paula
"MASSIVE thank you to Emma Baker and all the staff and volunteers.... My son George was a Zoo Keeper for the day on Thursday and we also met the Tigers, its was the BEST DAY EVER! Benjamin Mee was also exceptionally nice and took the time to chat with George about his animal project... We will be back :-) " - Sarah Harding
"We attended the double keeper day experience today, and both my husband and I would like to say a big thank you to all of the staff from the staff in the restaurant through to the keepers you looked after us very well during the day, they where all very friendly and very knowledgable. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and would recommend the experience. Please pass on our thanks to the staff and we will return again to visit.” - Elaine and Keith Rowles
“A big thank you to all the staff, especially Michael, Rach and Nick for making our 'Zoo Keeper for a day' experience such a wonderful one. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, found it incredibly informative and had great fun! Thank you so much!” - Alison and Chris Gaisford
“Just wanted to send through a huge thank you from Emma and myself for the great day we had on the 26th July on our keeper for the day experience. It was so much more than we expected and everyone was so helpful and friendly. It has certainly spurred me on to seek my future employment within the animal world and preferably within a park such as yours. No doubt we will return and hopefully do another keeper experience soon.” - James and Emma Tyndale-Biscoe
Give the gift of a life-changing experience...
Is there an animal-lover in your life who deserves a fantastic gift experience? Give someone you know the gift of a 'Keeper For A Day' at Dartmoor Zoo.
If you want to make a gift of an experience you need not worry about booking or the availability of the intended recipient. With a DZP Gift Certificate your animal-lover can book the experience at a time that suits them, so you can keep the surprise a secret until the ideal moment.
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Terms and Conditions:
For 2-for-1 offers, both people must enjoy the experience at the same time. To claim the offer, you must add an additional person to your purchase by using the box above. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, but that parent or guardian is not chargeable. Only one non-paying parent or guardian per child group is permitted. Any additional adults are chargeable at £99.The minimum age of persons allowed for this experience is 8 years of age and it is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant, has a high blood pressure, or is of a nervous disposition. You will be allowed to take photographs, but only at the discretion of the zoo staff. During the experience, instructions by zoo staff must be followed at all times and participation is allowed only on your acceptance of the strict health and safety requirements which you'll be required to sign on the day. Please note that this experience is subject to availability, conditions and animal welfare considerations. In the unlikely event that the experience cannot be conducted, reimbursement is limited to the refund of the experience fee alone.
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