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Animal Experiences

Want to get up close and personal with some of our animals?

Animal Encounters £39

Meet some of our creatures and help us to feed and care for them.

Encounters are available for:

  • Mammals (species such as lemurs, wallabies, skunks, meerkats and raccoon dogs)
  • Reptiles (species such as lizards, snakes and tortoises)
  • Nocturnal Animals (species such as armadillos, sugar gliders and tenrecs)

Encounters last for approximately 1 hour and include admission.

Participants will receive a certificate and a badge.

Participants must be at least 8 years old, and participants aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (one supervising adult admission included in price).

Additional People

If you wish to book an animal encounter for multiple people in one session we offer a discounted rate:

  • Animal Encounter for 2 people £49
  • Animal Encounter for 3 people £59
  • Animal Encounter for 4 people £69 (reptiles only)

Additional participants do not have a free adult included.

You can purchase Animal Encounter vouchers on the Askham Bryan College Online Store.

If you wish to book for a particular date please e-mail us to check availability before purchasing a voucher.

Keeper for the Day £99

If you’d like to find out what it’s like being a zoo keeper, join us for a day and help us clean, feed and care for our awesome animals.

Keeper for the Day Experiences last from 10.30am – 2pm, with a ½ hour break for lunch.

Participants will receive a certificate and badge.

Participants must be at least 8 years old, participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (one supervising admission included in price of a full price Keeper for the Day (£99)).

Additional People

If you wish to book a Keeper for the Day experience for multiple people in one session we offer a discount rate for additional participants. We can book a maximum of 3 people per session, including the accompanying adult.  Additional participants do not have a free adult included.

Each Keeper for the Day session is personal - we only book one person or group per session.

You can purchase Keeper for the Day experience vouchers on the Askham Bryan College Online Store.

If you wish to book for a particular date please e-mail us to check availability before purchasing a voucher.

Little Keeper Experience £39

Our Little Keeper Experience is perfect for an animal mad youngster who isn't old enough to join in our Keeper for the Day experiences. The experience is suitable for children aged 5+.

The experience lasts for 1 hour, and will include meeting some animals behind the scenes in the wildlife park.

Participants will receive a certificate and badge.

Participants aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (one supervising adult admission included in price).

Additonal People

If you wish to book a Little Keeper experience for multiple children in one session, or you wish the Little Zookeeper to be accompanied by additional adults we offer a discount rate of £10 per participant after the initial booking (£39). We can book a maximum of 4 people per session, including the accompanying adult.  Additional participants do not have a free adult included.

You can purchase Little Zookeeper experience vouchers on the Askham Bryan College Online Store.

If you wish to book for a particular date please e-mail us to check availability before purchasing a voucher.

Booking & Further Information

To find out more about our Animal Encounters, Little Keeper Experiences and Keeper for the Day experiences either use the contact form below or contact us directly.

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