This zoo keeper for a day animal experience is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the Macaroni and African penguins on penguin beach as you prepare to feed them. You will get to work closely with our expert keepers as they show you around, share their knowledge and introduce you to the special characters they work with.

Being a zoo keeper involves rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck in with food preparation and more, so you should be prepared to get your hands dirty! You'll meet the seals, otters, auks, sea ducks, waders, and have the chance to feed the rays too.

Your experience day will include entry for the day and a certificate. This is a rare and unique gift opportunity, not to be missed.

The zoo keeper animal experience day makes a brilliant gift for nature lovers and takes place throughout the year, at Living Coasts.

  • Age limit: You must be over 16 to take part in this keeper experience, see our junior keeper experience for those under 16
  • Length of experience: 3 hours
  • Cost: £125 or £225 for 2 people (please ensure you book in advance). Maximum 2 people.
  • Days: 10.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m. on every day except Monday and Thursdays. 

Due to the popularity of the experiences, please make sure you call us on 01803 202470 or email us to check availability before booking to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure you read the full terms and conditions.


"We always enjoy our trip to Living Coasts, whether it is a visitor just observing or feeding and getting up close and interacting. It is always great feeding the penguins and we really appreciate the time keepers take to host, explain and answer probably too may questions, so thank you!"

Feedback from Andy Philp.


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Please note that the last date to order a membership, animal adoption or experience for delivery in time for Christmas is Wednesday 19th December.