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
Terms & Conditions
On the day of the Experience the child MUST be accompanied by an adult (parent/ guardian), who will also get free admission. Other family and friends are welcome to visit the Park on the day of the experience but will not be able to partake in anyway.
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.
Please Note: Due to the popularity of our experiences, we have limited availability left for Junior Keeper and Trainee Keeper Experiences for 2020. The online calendar shows all available dates in green, which are booked on a first come first served basis and we do not keep a waiting list. Dates for 2021 will go online during the first two weeks of November.