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Animal Keeper Experiences Shropshire

Telford, Shropshire   

• Be an animal keeper for a half or full day
• Undertake many of the tasks a keeper would do
• Hosted by knowledgeable animal keepers
• Meet a variety of reptiles and mammals too
Full Day Keeper for Two



What's Included

Half Day Animal Keeper for Two People
• Accompanied by one of the experienced animal keepers you will meet, feed and bathe a variety of animals including servals, owls, lemurs, meerkats and reptiles
• Short break with refreshments included
• Sessions start at 10:00 finishing around 13:00

Keeper for the Day Experience for Two People
• Be accompanied around the farm by an experienced member of staff
• A chance to help clean the small animals
• Meet the reptiles including a 12ft Burmese Python
• Help clean Victor the Giant tortoise, assist with the goat feeding
• Meet Servals, Lemurs, raccoon, Binurong, Brush-Tailed Possums and owls
• Spend some time with the meerkats and assist with their feeding
• Lunch is included
• Sessions start at 10:00 finishing around 15:30

What Can I Expect

Roll your sleeves up, prepared to get stuck in and be a keeper for a day! You will effectively become part of the animal park team for a half or full day, helping them with the day to day running of this brilliant little wildlife centre near Telford.

These are very much a hands-on experiences and on the full day session in particular, you'll be undertaking many of the tasks a keeper would do daily. First off there are reptiles to meet (including a rather formidable 12ft Burmese Python!) and cute little Hedgehogs and Tenrecs to check in too.

One of our favourite bits of the keeper's day is attending to Victor, the Giant Tortoise. Making sure he's happy is all part of being an animal keeper and it's sure to be the first and probably the only time you'll get to be so close to this very large tortoise!

Then it's food time, with the hungry kid goats needing nourishment, so you'll be shown how to bottle feed these youngsters (another highlight for many). Just before your break for lunch, which is included in the full day zoo keeper experience, you'll meet on of the resident Servals.

The afternoon will be spent meeting lots of the other residents, including Meerkats (so cute!), Foxes, Raccoons, Possums, Binturongs and handling one of this Shropshire animal centre's gorgeous Owls.

The half day session is run in a similar vein and gives you time to meet some of the all-out Hoo Farm favourite furry and scaly friends. You'll spend time with some of the reptilian residents, get to meet one of the Servals and handle an Owl too. After a short break, the half-day zookeeper experience continues with Meerkat fun and Lemur feeding.

If you know someone who loves animals, we think they will absolutely love our keeper for a day courses. This is a proper working wildlife farm, so as an extra pair of hands, you will be a welcome addition to the keeper team.


• Available on selected dates throughout the year
• The Wildlife Park is closed during November and from Christmas Eve until 22nd March. Although experiences take place during this time, the park itself will not be accessible
• Due to the popularity of this experience please book well in advance to avoid disappointment


• Telford, Shropshire

Suitable For

Half Day Animal Keeper for Two People
• Minimum age 10
• Under 18's must be accompanied by a participating adult

Keeper for the Day Experience for Two People

• Minimum age 10
• Under 18's must be accompanied by a participating adult

Anything Else

• Participants should arrive 10 minutes before their session start time for registration
• Normal admission to the centre applies for non-participants


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 5
Recommend to Friend 5
about 4 years ago
Really good day out. I went as the nominated adult for my daughter as the day was all for her. She had a great time holding the animals, stroking the hedgehog, feeding the lemurs, so much so that she can't actually name what was the best part of her day. Despite having done similar things before I also had a great time and was really impressed with the breadth and depth of knowledge shown by the keepers.
Craig Tolley
about 4 years ago
This was amazing. Knowledgeable and friendly staff, and gorgeous little animals. Highly recommended!
about 4 years ago
We had a really enjoyable day thanks to the staff at hoo farm very friendly and very informative thank you robin
Tom gilchrist
about 4 years ago
My daughter and I had a great day at hoo farm as zookeepers for the day, lots of hands on with the wildlife and feeding them. Especially enjoyed the hands on with the babies that was wonderful.
Susan horsfield
about 4 years ago
A wonderful 1/2 day at Hoo Farm meeting a variety of animals with a great keeper who was friendly and knew lots about the animals and their history. Hoo Farm is a lovely animal park that has expanded since I visited last year and has further plans to expand. Many of the animals had had young or are expected to have young soon which is always a very positive sign if animals feel happy to breed. A lovely mix of animals with good viewing access. Well worth a visit.
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Animal Keeper Experiences Shropshire
Full Day Keeper for Two
Total Price£200.00
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