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Junior Animal Keeper Experience in East Sussex

Hailsham, near Eastbourne

  • Kids assist the keepers with daily tasks
  • At an animal park in East Sussex
  • Get up close and handle a variety of animals
  • Entrance to the adventure park is included

What's Included

  • Get up close and handle a variety of animals
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • Assist the keepers with daily tasks and head out to meet, handle and feed a selection of different animals
  • The park is home to a number of animals including Ponies, Wallabies, Llamas, Emu, Fallow Deer, Donkeys, Sheep and even giant Rabbits
  • Entrance to the adventure park is included for the child/children on the experience. 
  • Please allow 90 minutes for the experience

What Can I Expect

Take part in a kids' animal keeper experience in East Sussex - it's sure to have young animal lovers enthralled, as they spend time shadowing one of the animal keepers at this park near Eastbourne.

It really is a taste of animal magic for any youngster aged between eight and 15 years. The experience starts with meeting the animal keeper before heading off to discover just what the daily tasks of looking after farm animals involves.

Residents living their best life in the calm of the countryside around Eastbourne include fallow deer, ponies, wallabies, llamas and giant rabbits. And they are all waiting to be petted, watered and fed by your little ones, so if they love animals, they will love the chance to be with a keeper.

As they assist the animal keepers with getting the food ready for the animals, they'll learn loads about the animals in the park, how to look after them and what they like to eat. There's also plenty of time to stroke and handle these animals who are all used to being handled by children.

This kids' animal keeper experience lasts around 90 minutes (so they won't have time to get bored!) and all children taking part must be accompanied by an adult. Entry for those taking part is included so you can make this experience part of a fantastic and fun family day out with slides, rides and lots to see all on site. 


  • Selected weekday and weekend dates throughout the year
  • Experiences generally operate between 10.30am to 12pm


  • Knockhatch, Hailsham, East Sussex
  • On the A22 nine miles north of Eastbourne

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 8
  • Maximum age 15
  • All participants must be accompanied by an adult (Adults must purchase a spectator ticket, payable direct when making your booking or on the day)
  • This experience is not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Spectators must pay a supplement to enter the park, payable direct when making your booking or on the day
  • Cameras are welcome onsite and there are plenty of great photo opportunities throughout the experience
  • The multi activity park also offers many indoor and outdoor attractions such as an adventure playground, jumping pillows and the Lost World Slide Barn. Please note that all extra attractions are subject to various opening times
  • There are also a wide variety of food outlets onsite (not all outlets are open every day)

Anything Else

  • Fully enclosed shoes, long trousers and a full-sleeved top are required