Junior Keeper

Do your kids love animals? Have they ever wondered what it’s like to be a zookeeper? Now is their chance to find out, with Junior Keeper for a Day at Tilgate Nature Centre!

Sessions last 4 and a half hours and include:DSC_0569

  • Cleaning out a selection of enclosures
  • Making up animal feeds
  • Making enrichment toys
  • Feeding the animals and giving them their new toys
  • A whole hour of animal handling, including meerkats, owls, snakes, coati and more.

Junior Keeper teaches children all about correct handling, care and conservation of a number of species as well as being a lot of fun!

Participants will receive a ‘Junior Keeper’ t-shirt to take home as well as some other goodies.

Session Information

Junior Keeper costs £90 per child and is suitable for 8 to 16 year olds. Please note Junior Keeper is not an individual experience and there will be up to five children per session. Private experiences can be organised on other dates with a minimum of three children.

Current available dates in 2019:

Wednesday 24th July

Tuesday 30th July

Thursday 1st August

Thursday 8th August

Thursday 15th August

Thursday 22nd August

Wednesday 28th August

Hurry, spaces are going fast!


Please contact Alex or Richard (alexandra.hughes@crawley.gov.uk, richard.bourton@crawley.gov.uk) for details for availability and to book. Alternatively, phone us on 01293 521168.

Spaces are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.