Be a Zoo Keeper for a Full Day 2017-10-27T19:47:24+00:00

Be a Zoo Keeper for a Full Day : £175.00

Being a zoo keeper for a full day can make a unique gift for anyone over 16 years old.

Under the supervision of the keepers, help clean out and feed a variety of animals from around the world. See what else a zoo keeper has to do on a daily basis.

You will get the opportunity to see us working with a varied collection of animals from snakes and spiders to monkeys and meerkats, helping out where the keepers feel you can.

For a donation of £175.00 you will receive:

  • A day with the zoo keepers
  • Access into a variety of animal enclosures under the supervision of the keepers
  • A personalised Certificate of being a zoo keeper for a half day
  • A poster of one of your favourite animals
  • A gift bag

The day starts at 8.45am when you will meet the keepers and see them getting the animal feeds ready. You will then help in the zoo feeding and cleaning a variety of animals Lunch is usually between 12pm-1pm. After lunch you can continue assisting the keepers until your day finishes at 3.45pm.

If you would like to make a booking, please visit our online shop here. Note: this is available for experiences on Monday – Friday only (no weekend dates available).

Bookings can either be made for a specific date or an open voucher can be issued, which are valid for 1 year from the date of bookingPlease note these are non refundable.

Due to the popularity of these experiences, we encourage you to book your date promptly on receipt of your open voucher.

For bookings over the phone, payment is normally made by debit/credit card and the credit card receipt together with the invitation is then forwarded by post.

Opening Times

Open 7 days a week! (inc. Bank Holidays; exc. 25th Dec. and 1st Jan.)

24th March – 30th September 2018 : 10am – 6pm 

1st – 31st October 2018 : 10am – 5pm 

1st November  2018 – 31st January 2019 : 10am – 4pm

1st February – 31st March 2019 : 10am – 5pm

Last entry 1 hour before closing time.


Admission Prices

Child (3-15 yrs): £10.45
Adult (16 yrs+): £12.95
Under 3s: free of charge
Concession*: £11.45
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £38.00 + £8.45 for each additional child.

*Concession: applies to pensioners, disabled customers and accompanying carers with official photo ID badge.

Handling Sessions : £3 p/p

Lemur Feeds : £6 p/p

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play

2 hour session

Child 3+ £5.50   Child 1 – 2 yrs £3.50   Under 1 yrs £1.00

£2.50 discount for corporate & season passes (only for the number of children stated on the passes) and children with a valid, paid Zoo ticket (must be used on same day).  Any children who qualify for free entry to the Zoo, will be charged full price for soft play appropriate to their age.

Contact Us

Five Sisters Zoo
Gavieside, West Calder
West Lothian, EH55 8PT

T: 01506 870 000 / 01506 871 111

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play 

T : 01506 872 200