Please note that the zoo does not open for guests until 10. Will I be able to take photographs? What sort of activities will I be expected to do? This two-day course includes games, challenges, trails and zookeeper activities. Let me see if I was smart enough to take a picture before it died…. Once verified we'll refund the difference. It's worth every penny your breakfast and lunch are also included. You can unsubscribe at any time and we will not pass on your data to any third party.
Although spectators are not able to accompany you on the experience, there may be opportunities during the day for them to see you completing the tasks with the animals. It's a wonderful experience, very informative and fun. How do I buy a place on a Keeper for a Day session? Junior Zoo Academy 8-10 Year Olds is a unique course aimed at children 8-10 years old, who love animals and want to learn more about working in the Zoo. Alternatively, full price tickets are available for purchase on the day at the main entrance. You'll get kitted out in your Zoo keeper outfit and find out which animals you will be helping to look after for the day before heading out into the Zoo with your experienced keeper host.
However, this was a behind-the-scenes adventure for me. As a beekeeper, I felt I should be on the side of the insects. After a full day with the animals you will end your day with a cup of tea and cake! Sturdy, flat shoes or boots should be worn that are suitable for wearing in mud. I got married in October 2016 and am now Mrs Apis Mellifera. In the meantime, with over 200 posts and pages to read, please feel free to explore. Please note that pregnant or nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate for health and safety reasons. An assortment of handmade objects such as feeding apparatus and challenging toys are used to encourage exploration, while herbs, spices and even perfumes help to stimulate scent marking.
No one will be forced to do anything they do not wish to, although most find that taking part in the full range of activities is the best way to get the most from the experience. Alternatively please call 0117 4285 417 or 0117 4285 419. Can a day be tailored to just one animal specifically? During this all-day experience you will work alongside an expert zoo keeper who will show you how we look after some of our incredible animals. After getting kitted out in your keeper for a day outfit you will meet your expert Zoo keeper and find out which animals you will be helping to look after for the day over a hot drink and pastry. The sessions always run on weekdays not weekends or bank holidays.
It currently has 18 animal specific shows on during the day, and is open every day of the year except Christmas day. At both zoos, the full day includes complimentary lunch plus refreshments. It was feeding time and we were handed a bag of squiggling worms and crickets to feed the piranha. Book a once in a lifetime experience today for only £250 and experience the magic of working with animals. Photography Workshops Know someone who fancies themselves as the next wildlife photographer of the year? There was one last animal to visit — the ring-tailed lemurs of Madagascar. Please visit our online shopto book as a gift for someone.
Hi, I'm Emma, a beekeeper, aromatherapist and gardener born and bred in London. Following a busy morning you will recharge over lunch before getting back out into the Zoo to help look after some of our other zoo animals. Unfortunately participants need to be 16 years or older to take part in a Keeper for a Day session. The weather should not affect the experience, although the itinerary may be changed if conditions are unsuitable for any aspect of the day. A place on one of is the ideal gift for them. Breakfast and lunch were also included in the price during the day and after the zookeeper experience there is also enough time to have a little wander around the zoo and have a look at the animals you didn't see previously.
The animals offered at each site are different. Buying a voucher: A voucher in a gift card will normally be sent to the delivery address specified during the shopping process. It was clear that Mick loves his job and has a wealth of knowledge about the animals, which he was keen to share. Get set for adventure and become a Zoo Keeper for the day! Smileycat16, TripAdvisor What animals will I work with? All claims must be submitted within 14 days of the original purchase. Supported by education staff, students will have the chance to learn about the animals they see and make new friends with like-minded children. Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality this cannot always be achieved. All participants will be issued with special keeper overalls that they can wear over their clothes for the day or a t-shirt when the weather is warm.
You will then head off to get stuck into your first job of the day, mucking out our Asian rhinos! Entry to the zoo is also included so you are free to have a look around afterwards. The zoo is located in Dunstable, Bedfordshire which is only 20 minutes from London by train, and a dedicated bus runs from Luton Central Station, Luton Centre, Dunstable and Hemel Hempstead to the zoo every two hours, Monday to Saturday. Guests receive a complimentary lunch sandwich or hot meal, a snack and a hot or cold drink and afternoon refreshments, as well as an exclusive 'Keeper for the Day' t-shirt to take home. Due to this, we do not offer experiences whereby only one animal section is visited throughout the day. You will then head off to get stuck into your first job of the day. You will also receive breakfast and lunch during the day. To get a carer ticket please call 0344 225 1826.