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ShAdoW a KeEpeR

Our shadow a keeper experience lets the adults get their hands dirty! Our shadow keepers will join a member of our team in helping care for a wide range of animals here at the centre, and learning about what it takes to look after them! What better way to experience the day to day running of the HCC?! You'll be helping with all aspects of being a zookeeper, trying your hand and making feeds, testing your cleaning skills and making enrichment and puzzles to name just a few things!

ShadOw a KeEpEr

Full day: From £165 per person

Max participants: 2


Your experience...

Starts at 11am and finishes around 1:15pm.

Includes for the participant(s) a certificate at the end of your experiences

Free admission for participants.

  • Experiences are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and must be booked and completed before expiry.

  • The encounter is available for participants aged 15 years and over. however any person under 18 years old must be accompanied by a spectating parent or guardian paying normal zoo admission (1 adult per 1 minor). Any other guests wishing to watch the experience will need to pay normal centre admission prices.

  • A maximum of two people may take part in the experience.

  • Masks must be worn during this experience, including those that are usually exempt. If you are usually exempt, please contact us before hand.

Gift Vouchers

Please note that only one gift voucher can be redeemed per transaction.


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Regrettably certain guests will be unable to take part including people with relevant phobias or known allergies, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.

Whilst every effort is made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this cannot always be achieved; please contact us for advice before purchasing.

Dress Code: Please come suitably dressed for your experience. You must wear closed toe shoes such as boots or trainers and trousers or jeans. We may not be able to provide your experience if you do not come suitably dressed.

If you are considering this experience for corporate use or to use as a prize, please contact us on, to discuss all your options in more detail.

For more information or to place your order by phone, please call 01732 912217

If you have a query about our shadow a keeper experience, please email

Please see our full terms and conditions

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