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:

Tuesday 18th February 2020

Thursday 20th February 2020

Tuesday 7th April 2020

Thursday 9th April 2020

Tuesday 14th April 2020

Thursday 16th April 2020


Please contact Alex (Sunday – Thursday), Richard (Tuesday – Saturday) or Holly (Thursday – Saturday) (alexandra.hughes@crawley.gov.uk, richard.bourton@crawley.gov.uk, holly-marie.michael@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.