Be a Zoo Keeper for a Full Day2018-10-08T16:17:49+00:00

Be a Zoo Keeper for a Day

Our zoo keeper for a day experience makes a unique and memorable gift for anyone over the age of 16 years old.

Under the supervision of the keepers, help clean out and feed a variety of animals from around the world. From snakes and spiders to monkeys and meerkats, get to know our animals up close and help out with their daily care. You’ll get to experience first hand what zoo keepers get up to on a daily basis.

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 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 watch them getting the animal feeds ready. You will then help out with feeding animals and cleaning out enclosures in each of our different zoo sections. Lunch is usually between 12pm-1pm. After lunch you will continue assisting the keepers until your day finishes at 3.45pm.

If you would like to buy a zoo keeper for a day experience, please visit our online shop here or call the zoo office on 01506 870 000. 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.

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 booking.  Please note these are non refundable. These experiences are very popular, so please book your date promptly on receipt of your open voucher.

Please note, keeper for a day experiences are available on Mondays to Fridays only (no weekend dates available).

Opening Times

Open 7 days a week (inc bank holidays, exc Christmas and New Years Day)

The zoo opens at 10am every day. Closing time depends on season:

1st Feb – 24th Mar 2018 5pm
25th Mar – 30th Sep 2018 6pm
1st – 31st October 2018 5pm
1st Nov 2018 – 31st Jan 2019 4pm

Last admission is 1 hour before closing time.

Admission Prices

Five Sisters Zoo

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.

*Applies to pensioners, disabled customers and accompanying carers with official photo ID.

Handling Sessions : £3 p/p
Lemur Feeds : £6 p/p

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play 

Child (3+yrs): £5.50
Child (1-2yrs): £3.50
Under 1yr: £1.00

£2.50 discount for same-day ticket/pass holders. No discount for under 3’s with free zoo entry.

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