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Keeper for a day experience

With our ‘Keeper for a Day’ experience you’re guaranteed an amazing time!  You’ll get up close and personal with some of the wonderful animals who live in The Highland Wildlife Park and get a unique insight into life as an Animal Keeper and a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes at the Park.

This once in a lifetime experience will give you an understanding of how we care for our animals and provide enrichment to their daily lives and environment.  You’ll help the Animal Keepers with feeding, and of course with a bit of cleaning out!

Example Itinerary

Here’s an example itinerary for our Keeper for the Day Experience:

08.30     On arrival at the Highland Wildlife Park you will be greeted by a member of HWP staff and receive your Antlers Café vouchers.  You will then accompany the Hoofstock Keepers on their morning rounds.

10.00 to 10.30    Coffee break in the Antlers Café

10.40    Assist the Hoofstock Keepers in the Park’s Main Reserve.

11.00     Polar Bear training feed.

11.30     Japanese Macaque feed.

12.00     Lunch break in the Antlers Café, and an opportunity for you to wander around.

13.00     Return to the Keeper service area and prepare feeds.

13.45     Assist the Animal Keeper in feeding the Scottish Wildcats.

14.00     Return to the Keeper service area and accompany the Animal Keeper to assist with Tiger training and feed.  Then it’s on to feed the Arctic Foxes.

15.00     Return to the Keeper service area to collect your HWP t-shirt and Keeper for the Day certificate. You are welcome to remain in the Park until closing time.


To book a Keeper for the Day Experience

  • The cost for Keeper for a Day is £250 per person (maximum 2 people). Minimum age for participants is 18.
  • Your Keeper for the Day Experience includes a Highland Wildlife Park t-shirt, lunch/coffee vouchers to spend in our Antlers Café, and a 25% discount on purchases from our Wildthings Gift Shop (10% on books and media).  Entry to the Highland Wildlife Park is included within the price of the Keeper for a Day Experience.
  • Spectators are not able to accompany you on the experience, although they are welcome to spend the day in the Park during public opening hours, subject to payment of the normal entrance fee.
  • To book please telephone 01540 651970
  • The Keeper for a Day Experience is not available on Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays. 
  • Keeper for a Day Experience vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase & can only be used once.
  • 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).  

* Don’t forget that by purchasing a Keeper for the Day Experience you will also be contributing to our vital animal conservation work.

Important Information

Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking

Click here to download a Keeper for the Day application form

Click here to download a Keeper for the Day payment form