Be a Zoo Keeper for Half a Day2018-07-23T10:36:36+00:00

Be a Zoo Keeper for Half a Day

Being a zoo keeper for half a day makes a unique and memorable gift for anyone 6 to 15 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 what zoo keepers get up to on a daily basis.

For a donation of £98.00 you will receive:

  • Half 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 9.45am 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 at 11:30am. After lunch you will continue assisting the keepers until your day finishes at 1.45pm.

If you would like to buy a zoo keeper for a half 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 half day experiences are available on weekends and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays.

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

enquiries@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play 

T : 01506 872 200