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Keeper for a day experience

With our Keeper for a Day experience, anyone 18 years or older and reasonably fit can get up close and personal to the animals in the Park, help to feed and, of course, clean them out. During the day, you will be able to get much closer to the animals than any member of the public normally can; you will see how our animals are fed and you may be asked to help with feeding and enriching the animals' day. You will also be able to ask the keepers any questions you may have about the animals in their care. You will get plenty of opportunities to take photos, so bring your camera!


Example Itinerary:

(we will do our best to include everything but sometimes circumstances beyond our control may mean some activities are unavailable and a suitable alternative will be planned)

8.30 Arrive, pick up coffee shop vouchers and meet staff. Go with hoofstock keepers to do the morning rounds

10-10.30 Coffee break

10.40 Assist hoofstock keepers in Main Reserve

11.00 Polar bear training feed

11.30 Japanese macaque feed

12.00 Lunch break, and time to wander around.

13.00 Return to keeper service area, prepare feeds

13.45 Participate in feeding the wildcats

14.00 Back to service area, go with keeper to tigers for and participate in tiger training & tiger feed at 14.30. Feed arctic foxes.

15.00 Back to service area to collect t-shirt and certificate. You are welcome to remain in the park until closing time, parking your car in the visitors' car park.


On the day, you will receive a Highland Wildlife Park t-shirt to keep.  You will also get coffee break vouchers and lunch vouchers to spend in our Antlers Café and you may also wish to take a look around our Wildthings gift shop where you will receive 25% discount on purchases (10% on books & media).

The cost for Keeper for a Day is £250 per person (maximum 2 people). Please note that the experience is not available on Thursdays or at weekends. To make a booking, please telephone 01540 651970.


Please note:

If you are buying this as a gift, you may submit a booking form and payment and leave the date to be discussed later (we will send you a gift card & leaflet to give to the recipient of the gift).  Days are only provisionally booked until payment has been received.  Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase.  Unfortunately we cannot offer the experience if you are more than 6 months pregnant at the time of the experience; if you are pregnant but less than 6 months it is important that you advise us of this when you arrive.