​Keeper for the Day at Bristol Zoo

Ever dreamt of what it would be like to be a zoo keeper? Well now’s your chance to get stuck in and work with a real-life zoo keeping team!

Experience the once in a lifetime opportunity of working with animals for £250.

Get set for adventure and become a Zoo Keeper for the Day in one of the most prestigious Zoos in Europe! We’re one of the only zoos in the UK to offer an entire day of one-to-one interaction with a Bristol Zoo Gardens keeper, allowing you to have an intimate experience and visit life in all our animal sections.

Soak up fascinating animal husbandry facts from our highly experienced keepers, whilst learning all about the challenges our animals face in the wild and the work we do to support them.

This fantastic package includes:

  • Free admission to the Zoo for the participant and a guest
  • An entire day (8:45-16:30) of one-to-one interaction with a Bristol Zoo Gardens keeper
  • The unforgettable chance to get even closer to our wonderful animals
  • Go behind the scenes of one of the oldest and most prestigious Zoos in Europe
  • A special souvenir
  • The opportunity to learn about a wide variety of animal species and ask our knowledgeable keepers all about our animals and conservation programmes in the UK and worldwide!
  • Complimentary lunch voucher for The Hide Restaurant

By buying this special gift, for yourself or for someone else, not only will it be an experience 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 16+, if you are interested in our junior keeper experience please click here.


Members receive 10% discount!

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Availability for the Zoo Keeper for the Day Experience is limited so we recommend booking early.

For more information or to place your order by phone, please call 0117 4285 300 or email bookingsteam@bristolzoo.org.uk


The experience is available for adults over the age of 16 years old. Please note that the spectating guest will not go behind the scenes; however there will be the opportunity for them to wander the grounds of the Zoo at their leisure and visit our 400+ species of animals.

Regrettably certain guests will be unable to take part including people with epilepsy; relevant phobias or known allergies; pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.

Whilst every effort is made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this cannot always be achieved; please contact us for advice before purchasing. 

Please find our full terms and conditions here.


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