Unfortunately we are not currently accepting new 'keeper for the day' bookings.

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Keeper for the day

We are pleased to be able to offer a rare opportunity to be a zookeeper for the day. This is exactly what it says; a chance to work one-on-one with a regular keeper looking after a whole range of exotic animals, many of which you can go into the enclosures with – a truly unforgettable day!

Keeper for the day experiences must be booked in advance and are available for £80 for one person, or £120 for a joint experience.

Keeper for the day experiences run from 10:30am to 1pm.

Junior keeper for the day

Age 7-15 (with accompanying adult)

The perfect gift for budding zookeepers! Keen animal enthusiasts can enjoy an authentic zoo keeper experience, working directly with one of our keepers. We will do our best to tailor each experience to individual preferences to make the day extra special.

Junior keepers need practical clothing that is not too valued and some sort of coat/jacket (wellingtons are not necessary). You will be presented with a signed certificate at the end of your experience to help you remember your day.

Please feel free to bring along a camera to record the highlights. We will be more than happy to help you capture the best moments!

The session is for the Junior Keeper and one accompanying adult only. Participants have full entry to the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis for the rest of the day (though not restricted areas). Any other family or friends are welcome to come along on the day, but will be charged standard entry price and will not have access to staff areas.

Want to share the day with a sibling or friend? We now offer a joint booking for just £120!

image/svg+xml Book Junior Keeper for the Day (single) - £80
image/svg+xml Book Junior Keeper for the Day (joint) - £120
A junior keeper for the day, hard at work feeding the meerkats
A junior keeper for the day, hard at work feeding the meerkats
A keeper for the day, hard at work feeding a brown lemur
A keeper for the day, hard at work feeding a brown lemur

Adult keeper for the day

Age 16+

A fantastic day for any animal lover. As a small collection we are lucky to be able to offer a very varied keeper experience, where you can get involved in the husbandry of a wide-range of the animals we care for. We will do our best to tailor each experience to individual preferences to make the day even more special.

Please wear practical clothing that you do not mind getting dirty and some sort of jacket for outdoor work (wellingtons are not necessary). You will be presented with a signed certificate at the end of your experience to help you remember your day.

Please feel free to bring along camera to record the highlights. We will be more than happy to help you capture the best moments!

Want to share the day with a partner or family member? We now offer a joint booking for just £120!

image/svg+xml Book Adult Keeper for the Day (single) - £80
image/svg+xml Book Adult Keeper for the Day (joint) - £120
A keeper for the day, hard at work feeding a brown lemur
A keeper for the day, hard at work feeding a brown lemur

The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis will re-open on December 2nd. Read about the actions we are taking in response to COVID-19 here .