The Junior Keeper animal experience lets you feed and handle some of our animals, plus meet our keepers and learn all about zoo life!

Your experience also includes a Junior Keeper t-shirt and badge, a certificate, information on the animals you have helped with, a goody bag and lunch.

age limit:

Participants must be between 8 and 14 years of age to take part in this experience.

(Participants must be accompanied by a responsible adult)

length of experience:

This experience takes place between 10:45am to 12:45pm.

This is a one to one experience with our keepers, with a maximum number of two participants per booking.


£100 per child (price includes day entry into the zoo for the participant and parent/guardian).

days available:

This experience takes place on weekends and during school holidays.

please note:

Sensible footwear is required (closed toe) as the paths to some of the enclosures are uneven. Please wear comfortable and preferably old clothing, including long trousers. Please bring waterproof clothing as the experience will still take place if the weather is inclement.

  • Due to health and safety regulations some areas and enclosures are not accessible for this age range. Timings, sections and animals may vary depending on the day.
  • Children at Newquay Zoo booking this experience can claim these learning hours towards their Children's University Award.

How to book:

This experience will not be available until further notice due to the current Covid-19 situation. Thank you for your understanding.

Please ensure you have read our full terms and conditions.