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Keeper for the Day

Our Zoo Keeper for the Day scheme is a unique treat for anyone who is mad about animals.

Help our Zoo Keepers and discover what it is like to feed, clean and care for a variety of furry and feathered friends with this one-on-one experience. This value for money opportunity gives a real insight into the working lives of keepers and a realistic impression of the work that involved on a day to day basis.


We have three price categories;

Gold - £225 for weekends, East Sussex school holidays and inset days 

Silver - £180 for term time weekdays only 

Bronze - £140 for term time weekdays throughout Jan, Feb, March, Oct, Nov and Dec only 

Gold, Silver and Bronze price categories all include a special Zoo Keeper for the Day sweatshirt or polo shirt, a hot lunch in our Explorers Cafe and a personalised Zoo Keeper for the Day certificate signed by our Zoo Manager.

Drusillas Annual Members receive a 10% discount! This discount only applies if a current Drusillas Annual Member is actually partaking in the Keeper for the Day.

We offer Zoo Keeper for the Day gift vouchers for that totally unique gift!

Keeper for the Day runs from 10am - 3:30pm daily. 

Minimum age is 6 years, No maximum age!!

How to Book your Experience

For more detailed information about Keeper for the Day, please download the relevant forms below;

Annual members get 10% off!

During this time of uncertainty, we have implemented a more flexible cancellation policy for our VIP Experience bookings. If you wish to book any of our VIP Experiences in the coming weeks and months, rest assured we can reschedule your experience (with no extra charge) if you become unwell, are self-isolating or cannot attend due to a coronavirus issue. Please click here for more information.

Click the links for more information about our prices. To check availability please call the Park on 01323 874100, email us at [email protected] or you can come and visit us in the Visitor Services Office opposite the Park Entrance.

We regret that we are unable to make provisional bookings or take bookings over the phone.

Find out how to become a zookeeper.