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. Please also read the terms and conditions carefully so that you are clear about whether adults need to accompany the children and pay an entry fee for admission or not.
Experience life as a zookeeper for the day at Dartmoor Zoo in Devon! You'll work alongside the zoo's keepers and get close up and personal with a variety of animals. Take part in feeding and cleaning the enclosures. Help the team create a rich, fun environment for the residents. Lunch is in the Jaguar Restaurant and you’ll each take home a certificate to remember your day as an official zookeeper. Minimum age 8, maximum age 15, and all participants must be accompanied by an adult at no extra cost (though adults will have to pay for lunch). Proof of age may be required. This is not for anyone with high blood pressure or who has a nervous disposition. Available from Virgin Experience Days - book at least 3 months in advance.
The Zoological Society of London has experiences for children and young people
At Whipsnade Zoo, there's Zoo Explorers (5-7 year olds), Junior Zoo Academy (8-10 year olds, this is a two day course) and Zoo Academy (15-17 year olds who want to pursue animal careers and studies)
|Rather different to a junior keeper, if you're looking to get the kids off their screens and outside, what about giving them a Den Kit from the National Trust's online shop?|
This is the Forest School Den Kit
This is the Original Den Kit
|And here's the Cottage Garden Den Kit |