Be a Keeper for a Day at ZSL London Zoo

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 one of the world’s most famous zoos.
More than just an animal collection, it's a centre for conservation and a landmark. The ultimate place to be a Zoo Keeper.

Keeper for a day

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Purchase an open-ended voucher (valid for one year) or book directly onto a date:

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Animal highlights:

  • Giraffes
  • Penguins
  • Giant Tortoises
  • Meerkats

At ZSL London Zoo you can expect to work with a variety of species who live at the zoo. After getting kitted out in your keeper for a day outfit you will 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:

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

Keeper for a day participants mucking out ZSL London Zoo


  • 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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