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. If your child has additional needs, such as ASD or accessibility needs, then please give us a call on 01293 521 168 to discuss options.

Current available dates:

Tuesday 18th February 2020 – SOLD OUT

Thursday 20th February 2020 – SOLD OUT

Tuesday 7th April 2020 – SOLD OUT

Thursday 9th April 2020 – SOLD OUT

Tuesday 14th April 2020 – SOLD OUT

Thursday 16th April 2020 – SOLD OUT

Thursday 28th May 2020 – SOLD OUT

Thursday 23rd July 2020

Thursday 30th July 2020

Thursday 6th August 2020

Thursday 13th August 2020

Thursday 20th August 2020

Thursday 27th August 2020

Thursday 29th October 2020


To book, please call 01293 521168 or email tilgate@crawley.gov.uk.

Spaces are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.