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Junior keeper

Coronavirus update

Junior keeper experiences are unavailable as we adhere to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines.

Do your little ones fancy walking in the boots of a zoo keeper?

Our junior keeper for a day experience gives the next generation of zoo keepers the chance to get up close and personal with some of their favourite animals, while getting an insight into the day-to-day life of caring for some of the world’s most endangered species.

What is included?

  • Entry to Belfast Zoo.
  • Entry for an accompanying adult.
  • a ‘zooper’ schedule of behind the scenes fun including animal encounters, feeding times, enrichment and much more.
  • friendly and experienced zoo keepers.
  • a voucher for your ‘feeding time’ in the Lion’s Den Restaurant.
  • a voucher for the photography station.
  • an exclusive junior keeper for a day goodie bag.
  • a junior keeper for a day certificate.

Who can take part?

You must be aged between 8 and 16 to take part in our junior keeper for a day experiences. You will be required to present valid documentation with proof of age.

Only one participant can take part per experience.

A responsible adult must accompany the participant.

We cannot accept participants who have relevant phobias or allergies.

We cannot accept participants who suffer from fits, have auto-immune conditions or any other relevant medical conditions. If you have a medical condition or disability which you would like to discuss, call our team. There may be alternative options available for you.

When is keeper for a day available?

The junior keeper for a day experience is available every day (dependent on availability). The experience commences at 10.30am and finishes at 2.45pm.

You must book your experience in advance.