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Junior Keeper - Give your child the chance to be a zookeeper

There's nothing quite like the wonderful bond between animals and children.  Kids love animals, so what better way for them to get involved and discover more about the natural world and the animal kingdom by treating them to an animal experience day?. Who knows, your son or daughter could be the next Sir David Attenborough! 

Here are some animal experience days for children  as always please check the length of the vouchers before you buy and the important info or need to know sections. 

 Junior Keeper for a Day at Woburn Safari Park Junior Keeper for a Day at Woburn Safari Park, Bedfordshire
Go behind the scenes at Woburn Safari Park and experience first hand what life is like as an animal keeper!  Start at 9:30am, when you'll meet the staff and get involved in their day to day tasks such as mucking out, and preparing food. The experience includes hands on encounters with some of the animals on the foot safari and a chance to visit a favourite animal in the drive through reserves. Take home a guidebook and an ‘Animal Keeper’ certificate as souvenirs of the experience.  You can stay in the park until closing time to explore!  For children aged 8-15 years.  Find out more from Virgin Experience Days
Being a Junior Wildlife Park Keeper in Hertfordshire
Red Letter Days have 50% off Being a Junior Wildlife Park Keeper in Hertfordshire,
Was £120, now £60
Designed for one adult and one child, this is a great way to get up close and personal with some weird and wonderful creatures while learning how to care for animals.  Start with refreshments and a briefing, then help clean the enclosures of the park's small mammals and prepare their feeds.  There's an interactive animal encounter and an exclusive tour, and a chance to learn interesting facts about what goes on behind the scenes.  Go home with a t-shirt, certificate and full day entry to the park.  Minimum age 6, maximum age 13. Each child MUST be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over (included within the price of the voucher). 
This offer is available from Red Letter Days
Animal Keeper Mini Experience for One Child - Reptiles & Mini Beasts

Animal Keeper Mini Experience for One Child - Reptiles & Mini Beasts
Greater London
This is a great way for kids to learn and interact with reptiles!  You'll be introduced to the experience when you arrive and given a safety briefing by an experienced, friendly member of staff.  Then head to the experience area - here your child can get to grips with snakes, meet chameleons and even hold a giant millipede!   Your child will feed them and find out what they eat, where they live, and much more, so this is a fun, educational experience. making it educational as well as exciting.  This animal carer mini-experience is for one child and one spectating adult. Children must be aged 5-12 and accompanied by an adult over 18.  Go to Buy a Gift for more info and to buy this gift.

Animal Carer Mini Experience for One Child Animal Carer Mini Experience for One Child
Greater London

After a safety brief and introduction, your child will be greeted by a staff member.  They'll instruct your child on how to properly care for and pet the animals - so this is a great opportunity to show your child how to care for their friend.  Whether it's rabbits, rats or chinchillas your child loves, they get to meet them all.  The staff will combine constructive learning and play time to make this a day to remember.  Don't forget your camera!  An animal carer mini-experience for one child and a spectating adult.  Children must be aged 5-12 and accompanied by an adult over 18.  Go to Buy a Gift for more info and to buy this gift.