Junior Keeper Experience at Bristol Zoo

Do you know a young animal lover who dreams of being a Zoo Keeper? Now’s your chance to give them the unforgettable gift of working with animals!

Make your animal lover’s dreams come true.

This experience gives a hands-on, behind the scenes view of what’s involved with looking after the animals at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Each junior keeper will explore the grounds in a one-to-one 2 hour session with a junior keeper host, receiving expert knowledge and demonstrations including food preparation, animal feeding, housekeeping and animal enrichment. To add to the excitement, your little one can treasure the day with a complimentary souvenir and a special certificate.

This fantastic package includes:

  • Free admission to the Zoo for the participant and an accompanying adult
  • Two hours of one-to-one interaction with our junior keeper host
  • Going behind the scenes of one of the oldest and most prestigious Zoos in Europe
  • The unforgettable chance to work with our animals
  • A special souvenir and experience certificate
  • The opportunity to learn about a wide variety of animal species and ask our knowledgeable keepers all about our animal feeding, housekeeping and enrichment!

By buying this special gift, not only will it be a magical experience for your little one to remember but you will also be contributing to our conservation work both here and around the world, helping to save animals from extinction.

This experience is for ages 6-15 years, if you are interested in our adult Zoo Keeper for the Day Experience, please click here.


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