Be a Keeper for a Day at ZSL Whipsnade 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 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. The only Keeper for a Day experience in the UK, where you can work with Asian Rhinos, Giraffes and Elephants all in 1 day!

Animal highlights:

  • Asian Rhinos
  • Giraffes
  • Asian Elephants

At ZSL Whipsnade Zoo you can expect to work with some of the larger mammals as well as some of our smaller animals. After getting kitted out in your keeper outfit you will be briefed on the days activities before heading out into the zoo with your experienced keeper host. After helping to muck out our Asian Rhinos, you will head to visit our tall giraffes to feed them their mid-morning snack. After recharging over lunch and stopping off our meerkats or otters, you will end the day with our majestic Asian Elephants.


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Feeding giraffes as part of the Keeper for a Day experience


Keeper for a Day Participant at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo with an elephant
What’s included:

  • Various animal encounters and mucking out activities
  • Led by a friendly and experienced zoo keeper host
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • Exclusive Keeper for a Day t-shirt
  • 20% discount off spectator tickets (when pre-booked)
  • Vouchers 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 six months are unable to take part


"Best Day EVER!"

"Amazing experience"

"Zookeeper for a day at Whipsnade Zoo" 



Keeper for a Day: £295


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


Dunstable, Bedfordshire - 20 minutes by train from central London


Available on weekdays (apart from bank holidays), April to October

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