Junior Keeper for a Day

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

£170 per person

Junior Keeper for a Day gives you the opportunity to get up close with some of our animals at ZSL London Zoo and get a taster of what life is like as a Zoo keeper!


Junior Keeper for a Day includes: 

  • Fun packed 3.5 hour experience, including close-up animal encounters
  • Free entry into ZSL London Zoo for the Junior Keeper and an accompanying adult 
  • Morning refreshments
  • Exclusive Zoo keeper t-shirt and cap (which you get to take home)
  • Goody bag
  • Free car parking
  • 20% discount on zoo entry tickets for spectators


What to expect on the day

The Junior Keeper for a Day experience at ZSL London Zoo is a day where young people (aged 11-15 years) can work alongside a zoo keeper with a variety of animals who live at the Zoo.

It's a great experience for budding zoo keepers to get a behind the scenes look at what really goes on in a zoo keeper's day at the world's most famous Zoo.

In a group of up to five children, you will join one of our experienced zoo keepers who will be their host for the experience. Once the children are kitted out in their zoo keeper uniform, including a t-shirt and cap, they will head to the restaurant for refreshments and find out what animals they will help look after. Then it's time to head out into the Zoo for their zoo keeper duties!

Please note: Junior Zoo Keepers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the experience. 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 but will be kept busy with lots of great photo opportunities! 


What animals will I work with?

  • Giraffes
  • Monkeys
  • Llamas/Donkeys/Alpaca
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • Coatis

Please note this is subject to change.

Is this experience suitable for me? 

Junior Keeper for a Day is available for children aged 11-15; children must be accompanied by an adult who will get free entry to the Zoo but will note take part in the experience.

Unfortunately this experience is not wheelchair accessible and participants must have good mobility.



  • Junior Keeper for a Day starts at 9:15am, Monday – Friday during school holidays. 


  • £170 per person

Please note: ZSL members receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please call us to book on 0344 225 1826 or email experienceenquiries@zsl.org

How to book

  • Book online here
  • Call us on 0344 225 1826

We also offer Junior Keeper for Day as a gift voucher. Please visit our online shop here to book as a gift for someone.   


Know before you book

Important information before booking your Junior Keeper for a Day experience:

  • Participants must be aged between 11 and 15 years old
  • All participants must be accompanied by an adult guardian
  • Unfortunately wheelchair access is not available for this experience and participants must have good mobility. For more information please discuss with us when you book
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience
  • The experience itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice
  • Please arrive on time, we advise guests arrive at least 10 minutes before the experience begins
  • Junior Zoo Keeper for Day is only available at ZSL London Zoo
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

If you have any questions about booking please feel free to contact us.


2019 Dates and Prices


Junior Keeper for a Day starts at 9:15am, Monday – Friday during school holidays

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£170 per person

Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here


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