UPDATE: Due to the current circumstances with the zoo being closed, we are NOT taking any new experience bookings for the near future. Bookings will resume on our website when the zoo is open again later in the year. Please keep an eye on this page for the latest information. If you have any queries regarding an experience, please contact us on 01803 202470. Thank you for your understanding at this time.

Junior keepers will feed the wonderful macaroni and African penguins and carry out other activities which may include raking and tidying penguin beach, feeding the auks and seals and getting involved with the fish feed in our aquarium.

All this includes entry for the day and a certificate along with the unique opportunity to learn all about the joys of working with the animals at Living Coasts.

Age limit:

You must be between 8 and 15 years to take part in this experience.

Length of experience:

3 hours.


£125 for 1 child or £225 for 2 children; maximum of 2 children per experience. Prices include 1 free adult entry (please ensure you book in advance).

Days available:

10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Our animal experience gift packs (valid for 12 months from the date of purchase) will be posted out to the customer who purchased the experience, however we can email the voucher to any relevant person if requested. Our gift packs contain:

•    A presentation gift wallet
•    A personalised voucher and itinerary relevant for the experience 
•    A site map

To find out if an experience is available for a specific date, please call us on 01803 202470 before completing your booking and to avoid any disappointment.

Behind the scenes you may get messy so please dress appropriately. Suitable clothing includes full length trousers and a lightweight coat in case of rain. For your safety closed toe shoes must be worn. 

Please let us know at the time of booking if you have a disability or mobility issue that we may need to be aware of.  Please ensure you read the full experience terms and conditions.

Due to popularity of the Junior Keeper Experience, weekends are fully booked until the end of May 2020.