Keeper for a Day Experiences

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The perfect gift idea, or a treat for yourself!

  • Work with our amazing keepers
  • Get up close and personal with the animals
  • Help with everything from feeding to cleaning!
  • Enjoy lunch in the park
  • 10% discount for season ticket holders (when purchased on the phone or in person)

The price of the day is £100, including lunch and access to the park afterwards.

Buy Experience Online

Becoming a keeper for a day allows people to experience a day in the life of one of our wonderful team members, and get a feel for what it means to work here at Wingham Wildlife Park.

The key highlight for most of our guests is meeting our incredible animals up close. Not only do you get to help out with the feeding, resulting in lots of happy furry faces, but you’ll also get involved with the cleaning; getting a bit dirty is part of the fun!

Throughout the different elements of the day you will learn lots of amazing things about the wonderful creatures that inhabit our park, with insight and wisdom coming direct from the people that see them the most – our keepers.

Once you’ve spent the morning working up an appetite with our furry friends, our keepers for the day get to refuel and recharge over a hearty cooked lunch, before it’s back out into the park for more incredible animal encounters. Our park plays host to an incredible array of different animals, and through this experience we will try to ensure that you meet as many as possible. From Wallabies, Deer and Ring Tailed Lemurs, to the inhabitants of our Pet Village and our Pheasants, there are plenty of cute critters for you to get acquainted with.

Unfortunately, this experience does not include access to Meerkats, Penguins, Reptiles, Tigers and category 1 primates such as Gibbons and Macaques, although you can still catch a glimpse of them thanks to the park access you get included!

Finally, to round off the day perfectly, you will receive a special commemorative certificate as a memento of your experience as a keeper for the day at Wingham Wildlife Park.

You can book our keeper for a day experience for any day of the week – with children also able to become a keeper for the day, but this is restricted to school holidays and weekends.  The day runs from 10:00 – 14:30 – although don’t forget you will receive entry to the park as part of your experience, so there’s no need to leave straight away!

You can purchase your experience online by clicking here (the link will open in a new tab, where you will be taken to an external website).

Please note:

  • By purchasing this or any of our experiences, you agree to adhere to our Experience Day terms and conditions.
  • Children must be over the age of 9 yrs to be able to take part in this experience without an adult (we can allow children aged 5 to 8 to take part, but an adult will have to do the experience at the normal price with them).
  • Children aged 9 to 12 must have a parent or guardian on the premises during the event, even if that adult does not take part in the keeper for the day experience themselves. Please contact us for more details

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What people have said about this animal experience

If you have done this experience yourself please let us know what you thought by writing a short review on TripAdvisor, Facebook or Google.  We’d love to hear from you and it’s a great way to let prospective customers see what they’re getting themselves in to!

Keeper for a Day Experience

Just done 'keeper for a day' & it was really good, a proper ' hands on' day of feeding, cleaning out & learning, all the staff are really friendly & knowledgeable as well. Brilliant day out.

numbnu

TripAdvisor

5.0
2019-04-10T16:38:20+00:00

numbnu

TripAdvisor

Just done 'keeper for a day' & it was really good, a proper ' hands on' day of feeding, cleaning out & learning, all the staff are really friendly & knowledgeable as well. Brilliant day out.

Keeper for a Day Experience

Have visited Wingham Wildlife Park twice now, and on both occasions we had a superb day. I booked the "Keeper for a Day" experience for my 10yr old nephew (and then for my 9 yr old niece, she was desperate to do it having seen her brother do it!). My nephew and niece both absolutely loved their experiences. On both occasions they were looked after by keeper Megan, who was just brilliant. She has a very gifted way of looking after kids and made sure that they had a very special day. Nothing was too much trouble and she welcomed all their questions

911clareo

TripAdvisor

5.0
2019-04-10T16:00:09+00:00

911clareo

TripAdvisor

Have visited Wingham Wildlife Park twice now, and on both occasions we had a superb day. I booked the "Keeper for a Day" experience for my 10yr old nephew (and then for my 9 yr old niece, she was desperate to do it having seen her brother do it!). My nephew and niece both absolutely loved their experiences. On both occasions they were looked after by keeper Megan, who was just brilliant. She has a very gifted way of looking after kids and made sure that they had a very special day. Nothing was too much trouble and she welcomed all their questions

Keeper for a Day Experience

Our 10 year old son was given this experience as a Christmas gift from. He had the most amazing day ever. Whatever he had to do, whether it be changing food and water or cleaning out pens he thoroughly enjoyed the experience of getting close to the animals. Child meal included with the experience. Would definitely recommend this experience.

K W

TripAdvisor

5.0
2019-04-10T16:23:33+00:00

K W

TripAdvisor

Our 10 year old son was given this experience as a Christmas gift from. He had the most amazing day ever. Whatever he had to do, whether it be changing food and water or cleaning out pens he thoroughly enjoyed the experience of getting close to the animals. Child meal included with the experience. Would definitely recommend this experience.

Keeper for a Day Experience

I arranged for my son to be a keeper for the day for his 10th birthday! He absolutely loved it, helping with the feeding and cleaning out not to mention learning a lot about all the different animals! At the end of the day he left with a certificate thanking him for all his hard work! Thank you to all the keepers for giving him the best birthday ever!

Bobbinbirdeus

TripAdvisor

5.0
2019-04-10T16:34:06+00:00

Bobbinbirdeus

TripAdvisor

I arranged for my son to be a keeper for the day for his 10th birthday! He absolutely loved it, helping with the feeding and cleaning out not to mention learning a lot about all the different animals! At the end of the day he left with a certificate thanking him for all his hard work! Thank you to all the keepers for giving him the best birthday ever!

Keeper for a Day Experience

I was greeted with a warm smile and handed over to Craig. My first job of the day was to feed the Ring tailed Lemurs (perfect). What a way to start the day. We went into several enclosures to feed various species. Craig & Lottie were both extremely friendly and made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone who has a love of animals.

DawnSimm

TripAdvisor

5.0
2019-04-10T16:16:03+00:00

DawnSimm

TripAdvisor

I was greeted with a warm smile and handed over to Craig. My first job of the day was to feed the Ring tailed Lemurs (perfect). What a way to start the day. We went into several enclosures to feed various species. Craig & Lottie were both extremely friendly and made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone who has a love of animals.

Keeper for a Day Experience

My 13 year old grand-daughter had a 'Keeper for the Day' experience on Saturday. The keeper she was assigned to, Matt, is a credit to the park. He guided her through the experience, providing her with knowledge of the animals in his care and gave encouragement to pursue her career with animals. He was also extremely patient whilst being bombarded with animal questions. A thoroughly great and rewarding day. Would highly recommend.

Debbie B

TripAdvisor

5.0
2019-04-10T16:28:55+00:00

Debbie B

TripAdvisor

My 13 year old grand-daughter had a 'Keeper for the Day' experience on Saturday. The keeper she was assigned to, Matt, is a credit to the park. He guided her through the experience, providing her with knowledge of the animals in his care and gave encouragement to pursue her career with animals. He was also extremely patient whilst being bombarded with animal questions. A thoroughly great and rewarding day. Would highly recommend.

Keeper for a Day Experience

The two girls were very excited about their day. They fed and cleaned out so many animals, it was definitely money well spent. The smiles were on their faces all day. Carl and Megan looked after them very well and they learnt so much about the animals.
We will definitely be doing this again with 2 more grandchildren in the future.

Kerry R

TripAdvisor

5.0
2019-04-10T16:05:04+00:00

Kerry R

TripAdvisor

The two girls were very excited about their day. They fed and cleaned out so many animals, it was definitely money well spent. The smiles were on their faces all day. Carl and Megan looked after them very well and they learnt so much about the animals. We will definitely be doing this again with 2 more grandchildren in the future.
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