Be a Keeper for a Day at ZSL London Zoo

Become a Keeper for a Day at one of the world’s most famous zoos.

Our amazing Keeper for a Day experience at ZSL London Zoo gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close to some of ZSL London Zoo's most popular animals.

During this all-day experience you will work with an expert zoo keeper who will show you how we look after some of our incredible animals. 

ZSL London Zoo is the ultimate place to be a zoo keeper. More than just an animal collection, it's a centre for wildlife conservation and an historic landmark. 

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Keeper for a day

What to expect:

  • Giraffes
  • Penguins
  • Giant Tortoises
  • Meerkats

At ZSL London Zoo you will work with a variety of species who live at the zoo. After getting kitted out in your keeper for a day outfit you will meet your expert zoo keeper and be briefed on the days activities over a hot drink and pastry. After helping muck out in the morning you will then head off to feed our tallest residents the giraffes their breakfast. After a hearty keepers lunch you will then get to meet our coatis and meerkats as well as some of the other residents, you will then finish the day with a well deserved cup of tea and cake!

Keeper for a day participants meeting Galapagos tortoise

What’s included:

  • Amazing 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 are sent out within 1-2 days (postage included)

Keeper for a day participants mucking out ZSL London Zoo

Things to know before you book:

  • 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 last 6 months are unable to take part

Junior version (11-15 years old) also available


Keeper for a Day: £280


Starts at 8.45am until 3.45pm (7 hours)


ZSL London Zoo is located in the north east corner of Regent’s Park


The Keeper for a Day experience is available all year around on Monday – Fridays (apart from Christmas Day, New Year's Day and bank holidays)

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The perfect gift for an animal lover purchase a gift voucher (valid for a year from purchase) or book directly onto a date here

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