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Keeper for a Day Gift Experience, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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This gift experience lets you become a zookeeper for a day at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Join one of our expert keepers and help take care of some of our amazing animals including rhinos, giraffe and elephants.

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who loves animals to go behind the scenes to get a unique insight into how our animals are looked after and find out what being a zoo keeper is all about!

The gift experience is valid for one year and the recpient receives a voucher allowing them to book onto their preferred day. 

Zoo Keeper for a Day, Whipsnade Zoo includes: 

  • Admission into ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
  • A variety of animal encounters across the zoo
  • An expert zoo keeper to guide you throughout the experience
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • Goodie bag including a Keeper for a Day t-shirt
  • 20% discount off general admission tickets for friends and family 
  • Experience gift pack including Keeper for a Day experience voucher for one person
  • FREE shipping  

This product can be found in collections such as:

Zoo Vouchers ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Gift Shop Animal Experiences

What to expect

You will arrive at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo where you will be met by your friendly and experienced zoo keeper host who will give you an introduction and a health and safety briefing.

You will then head off to get stuck into your first job of the day, mucking out our Asian rhinos! Once you are finished you will then visit our Asian Elephants before getting your own lunch, followed by a visit to either the meerkats or otters. You will end the day getting to feed our giraffes.

This is a hands-on experience so you will be getting up close to our animals as well as actively helping to take care of them.

Know before you book

Important information before booking a Keeper for a Day experience:

  • Participants must be 16 years of age or older
  • This is an active experience and participants should be in good health and free from existing health conditions
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate
  • Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer who will take responsibility for following health and safety guidelines. Accompanying carers will not participate in the experience
  • The experience is not wheelchair accessible
  • Appropriate closed-toe footwear must be worn for the experience. Sturdy, flat shoes or boots that you are happy to get muddy are recommended
  • The experience itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice
  • Please arrive on time, we advise guests to arrive at least 10 minutes before the experience begins
  • The experience takes place indoors and outdoors and occurs rain or shine so please check the weather before you come and dress accordingly!
  • Your ticket will be forfeit if you turn up to the experience late or cancel within 14 days of your reservation
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information here


  • The gift voucher is valid for one year from the date of purchase
  • The experience is available on select day from April through October
  • All bookings are subject to availability so we recommend that you book your preferred date at least six weeks in advance

How do gift experiences work?

Simply purchase the gift experience and we will send a gift voucher to you or the recipient. The gift voucher includes all the information needed to book onto your Keeper for a Day experience.  

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