Junior Zookeeper Experience

Junior zoo keeper

Come along and share the delight of being a zoo keeper with the opportunity to experience aspects of caring for our animals.

Our Junior Zookeeper Experience is a unique, fun, and exciting experience for any child wishing to be a zookeeper. With a host of fantastic activities planned, this is the perfect chance to see how our zookeepers look after our range of animals. Come along and share the delight of being a zookeeper with the opportunity to experience everything that this role has to offer!

To make sure that your experience starts off on the right track you will begin with complimentary refreshments in the Zoo HQ. You will then be greeted by one of our Animal Park team who will give you a health and safety briefing and explain in more detail the timetable of your animal activities.

As you make your way to the Animal Park your zookeeper will keep you entertained with information about the Hertfordshire Zoo animals, and how our highly skilled and devoted team care for them on a day to day basis.

A Junior Zookeepers experience is unique depending on what is happening at the Zoo at the time of your visit. Whilst shadowing your keeper you will have the opportunity to help care for a range of animals at the zoo, including the chance to meet some of our more exotic residents; making this a unique experience that your junior zookeeper in the making is sure to remember!

As you complete your zookeeper activities you will have the opportunity to learn a number of interesting facts about what goes on behind the scenes at one of the UK’s leading zoos in conservation, breeding, animal movements and veterinary care. With all of this newly gained knowledge and animal experience your child is certain to be the envy of their friends!


You can purchase an annual membership to the park online here.


Our Gift Vouchers can be redeemed across all of our experiences, including our Junior Zookeeper experience! Perfect as a gift for friends or family.

Please find below more information on our Junior Zookeeper Experience package:

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • Must be between the ages of 8 and 13 years
  • Must be at least one adult and one child
  • Weekdays and weekends at 2.00pm – 3.30pm
  • Participants entry to the Zoo for the day is included.


Experience Prices

Each experience includes admission to the zoo, so you can spend the whole day to explore all of our facilities we have to offer around your experience if you wish.

You can bring guests who pay normal admission prices online in advance but cannot participate in the experience.

From: £150.00

Terms of Experience

Please read through our terms and conditions below regarding our experiences before booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our Junior Zookeeper package includes a ticket to our zoo so once you're done with your experience you can enjoy & explore the rest of our animals.

Our Junior Zookeeper experience is suitable for children between the ages of 8 and 13 years old.

Lots! It depends on what is happening at the zoo during the time of the experience, but we can guarantee there will be plenty happening (and plenty of fun!).




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