Junior Keeper

Do you know a young animal lover? Our Junior Zoo Keeper for a Day is the must-do animal experience for them!

The Junior Keeper for a Day experience at ZSL London Zoo is a day where young people (aged 11-15 years) can experience and get a behind the scenes look at what really goes on in a zookeeper's day at the world's most famous Zoo.

In a group of up to five children, you will be given your own 'keeper kit' of everything you need to be a Zookeeper for the morning. Once you're kitted out in your Zookeeper uniform, you're ready to join our team! We will visit each of our animal sections, and get a taster of what it's like to look after one of their animals so that you get as much variety as possible. What do you think is involved in being a zookeeper?

Please note: An accompanying parent/guardian must be on site and contactable. The accompanying adult will get free entry to the Zoo but will not take part in the experience or access any behind the scenes areas, however, may follow the group and be kept busy with lots of great photo opportunities! 


To protect our animals, staff and visitors, please do not visit the Zoo if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, and contact us to rearrange your experience.

A group of Junior Keeper for a Day children looking at a camel in its paddock

Things to know before you book

  • Children must be aged between 11-15 years of age and be accompanied by an adult.
  • General admission is included for the participant and an accompanying adult only. Additional guests will need to buy an entry ticket and will not be allowed access to the Zoo before opening at 10am.
  • You must wear appropriate closed toe footwear for the experience.
  • The experience takes place outdoors so please come prepared for the weather forecast.
  • Unfortunately wheelchair access is not available on this experience. Please contact us if you are interested in this experience and require access.
  • Please arrive on time to ensure that you are present for the health and safety briefing. We advise guests arrive at least 10 minutes before the experience begins.
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information.



  • 9:15 am every Sunday and mid-week throughout school holidays.
  • From 2023, the experience will begin at 9:30 am.


  • £170 per person
  • ZSL Gold Members, Patrons and Fellows receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please enter your CRM ID in the Offer Code box.
  • Disability carers will be given access to the enclosure free of charge. Please let us know if you require this when prompted at the booking stage.




To manage your booking, please visit https://zsllondonzoo.seetickets.com/customerservice

For any questions regarding the experience, please email us at experienceenquiries@zsl.org



    Dates and Prices


    Junior Keeper starts at 9:15am, on Sundays and mid-week throughout school holidays (from January 2023, this experience will commence at 9:30 am.

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    • £170 per person
    • ZSL Gold Members, Patrons and Fellows receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please enter your CRM ID in the Offer Code box.