Due to government guidelines and restrictions, this experience will not be available until the 17th May 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Ever wondered what life at Africa Alive! is like? With our adult and junior keeper experiences you can enjoy a taste of what life is like as a keeper at Africa Alive!
Our junior keeper experience is available to our younger visitors aged 8 – 13 years. For our older guests aged 14 years and over a half day keeper experience is available. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, this experience is only available as a half day experience in the mornings. If 2 guests are taking part they must be from the same household.
Both the adult and junior experiences provide an opportunity to work with one of our knowledgeable keepers and a variety of animals in the park. Adults and children will receive experience T-shirts, a certificate of participation and a copy of all your photos to take home!
Your experience may include some of the following zoo-per activities:
- Preparing the diets for the Giraffe, Porcupine and Meerkats at animal kitchens under controlled conditions.
- Going down to the giraffe and feeding them their browse.
- Going down to the rhino and giving them a brush down/applying mud or cream and then doing some cleaning.
- Going to red river hogs and feeding them browse.
- Going up to the fossa and placing enrichment in the outside enclosure and feeding using extendable tongs.
- Throwing food over to porcupines/meerkats.
NB: Please note these are suggestions of the types of activities that could be available. The programme will be set by the animal management team, based on the circumstances on the day, but we will always endeavour to make the experience as enjoyable and informative as possible. Please be aware that pregnant women will be unable to take part in any pre-booked experience.
Adult/Junior Half Day Experience (9.30am to 12.30pm)
1 person £150
Voucher comes with complimentary park admission for the participating adult and one guest. The junior experience voucher comes with complimentary park admission for the participating child and one responsible adult/parent or guardian.
2 people £225 (second person half price)
Voucher comes with complimentary park admission for the participating adults and two guests. The junior experience voucher comes with complimentary park admission for the participating children plus two guests, at least one of which must be a responsible adult/parent or guardian.
This experience must be booked in advance. The programme of activities is dependent on the capability of the participants; however, where it is possible, reasonable adjustments will be made to try to ensure that all of our experiences are open to all.
All experience gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date that the voucher is to be presented as a gift, so no actual experience date is required at the time of purchase. Once the voucher has been presented to the recipient they can phone Guest Information at Africa Alive! and book a date at their convenience.
All Banham Zoo & Africa Alive! Annual/2 Year Pass holders receive 10% discount on the above pre-booked experience
*Timings shown are correct between 1st April and 30th September. Please ask at Guest Information for winter timings.
This experience must be pre-booked before your visit. Please call Guest Services Team on 01502 740291 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note, during peak season, our experience are booked up several weeks in advance. To avoid disappointment we recommended contacting us more than three weeks ahead for any requested experience dates.