Be a Keeper for a Day at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Feeding giraffes as part of the Keeper for a Day experience
Our amazing Keeper for a Day experience gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with some of ZSL’s most popular animals. Get a unique insight into the day-to-day life of our keepers.

Become a Keeper for a Day at the UK’s biggest zoo.
Set within 600 acres of beautiful Bedfordshire countryside, Whipsnade is a hidden gem. Only 20 minutes by train from Central London.

Buy now:

Purchase an an open-ended voucher (valid for 1 year from purchase)

Or book directly onto a date:

book onto a date


Animal highlights:

Elephants, rhinos, giraffes, big cats and otters/meerkats


What’s included:

  • Various animal encounters and mucking out activities
  • Led by a friendly and experienced Zoo Keeper Host
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • Complimentary car parking
  • Exclusive Keeper for a Day t-shirt
  • 20% discount off spectator tickets
  • Vouchers and gift cards are sent out within 1-2 days (postage included)



  • Participants must be over 16 years old and have a reasonable level of fitness
  • Participants must have good mobility and not require a wheelchair
  • Pregnant, nursing mothers or those that have given birth in the past 6 months are unable to take part


Keeper for a Day: £295



Starts at 8.45am until 4.15pm (7 1/2 hours)



Dunstable, Bedfordshire - only 20 minutes by train from Central London



Available April - October on Monday – Fridays (apart from bank holidays)


Current availability:

We currently have good availability from Jume 2015


More information

Visit our frequently asked questions

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Find out about ZSL London Zoo experience