A unique opportunity for your child (aged 12 to 16 years) to go behind the scenes at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens.
Your child will get the chance to gain practical experience of working with our varied and exciting collection of animals and meet some of the keepers who look after them on a daily basis. Your child will work with one keeper in a group of up to 4 children.
Your Trainee Keeper Day…
The Trainee Keeper Day will run from 9.00am to 3.00pm and will include activities such as mucking out and feeding some of the animals, as well as learning about the assortment of enrichment techniques we use to ensure our animals are kept well stimulated.
The cost per child is: £160.00 and they will be given a gift pack and certificate as a souvenir of their fantastic day.
You will need to provide suitable weatherproof clothing and sturdy footwear; we will provide your child with any other protective clothing they need to use during the day. A cold packed lunch will be provided for each child (details will be included in your confirmation pack).
Sample Trainee Keeper Day
Frequently Asked Questions
Please read before making a booking
Family and friends are welcome to visit the Park on the day of the Trainee Keeper Day but only one adult will be able to accompany the child and will have access to any behind the scenes areas due to space restrictions, and we will provide one complimentary pass for a family member to do so.
All other visitors will be charged our normal daily rate and will not be able to enter the Park until the normal opening time at 10.00am. A sample Trainee Keeper Day is shown above, please note that activities included will vary from day to day and we reserve the right not to include particular sections.