Junior zookeeper - Kent



Find out exactly what it’s like to look after wild animals with our junior zookeeper experiences.

Aimed at children with a keen interest in becoming a zookeeper or working with animals later in life. Participants will go behind the scenes for an introduction to the world of the zookeeper and will learn how we make sure that our animals are well fed, interested and cared for.

During the morning (10am–12.30pm), the junior zookeepers will distribute feed to and meet the animals.

Other skills learned include how to make an animal’s life more exciting, tool use, animal feed preparation and basic health and safety.


£60 per child (7 - 11 years)


Things to know before you book

The parent or guardian of the child will be required to complete a form which will be emailed one week prior to your visit. Medical or behavioural conditions (such as food allergies, special needs, etc) must be listed, so we can ensure your child’s experience is as enjoyable and inclusive as possible.

Junior zookeepers must be between 7 and 11 years old.

Junior zookeepers must have an up to date tetanus vaccination.

There is no guaranteed animal contact during the experience.

Limited to five participants per session, so that each participant has a hands-on experience.

Junior zookeeper runs on specific weekdays during school holidays. Our experiences are very popular and book up quickly. All voucher holders are advised to book their experience as soon as they can to avoid disappointment.

Family members and friends pay normal park admission (or use their membership cards) if they wish to visit Wildwood. They do not accompany junior zookeepers behind the scenes or into enclosures. However, our supervisors will explain where and when to meet them, so they can meet their groups and have photographs taken from the paths.

Cancellations must be made at least 14 days before date of booking. Any cancellations made after this time will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances are involved, such as illness, injury, bereavement or severe travel delays. Proof of exceptional circumstances may be required before a refund is given.

Wildwood Trust reserves the right to change or cancel any dates for reasons such as extreme weather conditions or animal welfare issues and we will endeavour to notify you as soon as possible.

Vouchers are available HERE.

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