Exclusive to Into the Blue - Be an Animal Keeper in Derbyshire at this lovely wildlife park in the Peak District National Park! The setting is truly superb for this half day experience where you'll get to shadow a wildlife keeper and give them a hand with their daily duties - just like a proper member of the team.
First things first, your experience starts with meeting the animal keeping team over a coffee and then it's off to work. Residents of the park include deer, otters, owls, foxes, pole cats and pine martens who all need feeding and caring for. After making up the food mixes, you'll then head out to wake up and feed the animals, which is totally hands on and wonderful, as well as participating in general animal keeper duties.
To remember your be an Animal Keeper in Derbyshire experience, you will be given a special 'Keeper' t-shirt for you to keep and once your half day experience has ended at around 13:00, you are very welcome to stay on and have a spot of lunch in the cafe and wander around the park at your leisure.