Be a Zoo Keeper for the Day at Flamingo Land Zoo

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Become a zookeeper for the day at Flamingo Land Zoo and discover what it is like to work with some of the world’s most exotic and rare animals. Your fun filled and informative day will be packed with exciting new experiences as you learn what goes on behind the scenes of the zoo.

You will meet the amazing animals including the giraffes, hippos, rhinos, lions and tigers. Your morning will begin in the farm where you can walk the ducks and feed the goats, sheep and cows before you head over to visit the more exotic animals in the South American and Australasian areas. You will break for lunch before seeing even more animals and get the chance to help with feeding the lemurs, meerkats and penguins. This will be a jam-packed experience that will leave you with a host of new memories to treasure.

What's Included?

  • Discover what it’s like to work at Flamingo Land
  • Work with a variety of animals
  • 20% off in the gift shop
  • Admission to Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo
  • Personalised voucher and message card
  • Cancellation indemnity

What happens on the day?

Upon meeting at Flamingo Land’s main reception, you will receive a health and safety briefing from the member of staff who will be accompanying you for the day. You’ll then go behind the scenes to experience close contact with their wonderful array of animals.

The morning is spent in the farm, walking the ducks, feeding and cleaning the goats, sheep and cows. You’ll break for a quick rest before heading to the South American and Australasian areas, to feed and clean the giraffes, hippos and perhaps the rhinos.  Lunch is generally between 13.30 and 14.00.  After this you’ll head into the lemur exhibit to feed the lemurs and then the meerkats before visiting the big cats. During your day you will also have the chance to handle some reptiles and feed the penguins.

Please note all the above is subject to occasional change.

Need to know

Participant guidelines

  • Minimum age: 8 (under 16s must be accompanied by a non-participating adult at no extra cost)
  • All spectators must pay normal day visitor rate and will not be able to accompany the guest into animal areas
  • The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary 


The experience is available seven days a week all year round (except 25th December). All experiences must be pre-booked.

We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on the voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.

Your day during the summer will start at 09.30 and end at 16.00, during winter the day runs from 09.00 to 15.30.

Additional information

Group sizes will not exceed 4.

What about insurance?

The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.

A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.

How it works

All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.

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    Yorkshire and Humber

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