Keeper For A Day



Spend a day in the life of a Jersey Zoo keeper. Get your wellies on for this amazing opportunity to be an animal keeper for the day. From cleaning enclosures to helping with feeding times, this experience offers a unique way of getting to know our animals and the exciting work our keepers do. This experience will last from 08:30 until 16:30 with one and a half hours of breaks. 

During your experience as a ‘keeper for a day’ you will be able to: 

  • Work alongside our experienced animal keepers on their daily routine from 8.30am to 4.30pm (finish may be earlier during the winter) 
  • Help clean out the animal enclosures 
  • Prepare the animals food and help assist the keepers at feeding time 
  • Go behind the scenes in different animal areas 
  • Find out how we keep our animals healthy and happy
  • Gain a unique insight into the lives of our exotic animals here in Jersey 
  • Develop your understanding of how the work we do in the zoo links to the conservation of threatened species in the wild 



This amazing experience is only available for a limited number of days each month (between October and April), so we advise booking early. To check availability in advance, or to book after completing your purchase, please email or call 01534 860052 

Please note: 

  • This experience is provided at Jersey Zoo, Channel Islands
  • Members are eligible for a 10% discount on Animal Experience purchases. To claim your discount please purchase your experience by phone by calling the Experiences team on 01534 860052
  • This experience is for a maximum of one person and includes admission to the zoo 
  • This encounter is suitable for adults only (18 and over) 
  • Please book your ‘Keeper for a Day’ experience a minimum of 4-6 weeks in advance 
  • Your visit may be altered at short notice should animal welfare concerns be raised 
  • Certain aspects of the animal routine may be excluded in line with Health and Safety regulations 
  • Whilst we will endeavour to meet your requests, the animal departments visited as ‘Keeper for a Day’ are subject to availability 
  • Animal handling is not permitted 
  • Proximity and contact with the animals are at the keeper’s discretion on the day 
  • Cancellation with fewer than 7 days' notice will incur a 100% cancellation fee 
  • We may use the details you enter during the purchasing process, to contact you about the experience afterwards
  • The ‘Keeper for a Day’ package is valid for 12 calendar months from the date of purchase
  • Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality this cannot always be achieved.  Please contact the team at for advice before purchasing any of our experiences