This zoo keeper for a day 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, eider 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.

Age limit:

You must be over 16 to take part in this experience, see our junior keeper experience for those under 16

Length of experience:

3 hours


£125 for 1 person or £225 for 2 people (please ensure you book in advance). Maximum of 2 people per experience

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) can either be emailed out to you or we can send them to you in the post. Our gift packs entail:

•    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.

Please ensure you read the full experience 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 guest, Andy Philp.


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