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Junior Zoo Keeper Experience, Oxfordshire

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3 hrs
1 person
Valid for 12 months
Frilford - Oxfordshire
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Experience being a zookeeper with a chance to interact with all kinds of amazing animals and learn about their lives. Seize the opportunity to find out just what it would be like with the junior zoo keeper experience. Spend a morning at Millets Falconry Centre, interacting with some of the exotic creatures who live there, such as meerkats, skunks, ferrets, reptiles and many more. There are over 100 animals to discover, including more than 90 birds of prey. Take part in a truly hands-on experience and benefit from the knowledge of the friendly falconry staff. The centre is the winner of a Living In Oxford Award and also boasts a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

In a Nutshell
  • Become a zoo keeper for the morning
  • Look after meerkats, skunks, ferrets, reptiles and more
  • Experience life at an award-winning animal centre
  • All-day entry to the centre is included
Key Info
  • Availability Description
    Available on the first and third Saturday of each month, excluding January and selected weekdays during school holidays. All dates are subject to availability.
  • Participant Guidelines
    Minimum age: 8 years. Maximum age: 14 years. Guests are welcomed under supervision of an adult. Entry for one adult spectator is included. This experience is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Weather
    In the event of extreme weather, all experiences will be postponed.
  • Duration
    Expect to spend a minimum of three hours as a zoo keeper. Experience starts at 9am. All-day entry to the centre is included in this experience.
  • Numbers on the Day
    Additional spectators are allowed with a limit of one per participant, in addition to the included spectating adult, subject to a £20 fee payable on the day.
  • Dress Code
    Please dress according to the weather. Avoid shorts and open-toe shoes.
  • Other Info
    All our vouchers are fully flexible and can be redeemed against our huge range of experiences. The voucher must be presented on arrival.


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3 / 5 [based on 1 review]
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Christmas
06 February 2022
Good experience but room for improvement
We bought this experience for my daughter who is animal crazy. The day was good and well run, the centre was lovely and the staff were very knowledgeable but unfortunately I do however have a few gripes. The majority of the group were nearer the 8 years old range, it was clear to see that the talking about the animals was a little too in-depth and it was a long time for the children to stay focused without much hands on experience with them all getting fidgety and losing interest. The Meerkat room that the children could sit in was perfect as there was room for them all but everywhere else seemed so cramped for the amount of children plus parents. The reptile area was a thin corridor with a beaded dragon coming out for them to hold one at a time to hold and then a snake. It was such a shame that we couldn’t see our children enjoy their experience as we all had to stand against the wall plus the public were also trying to squeeze through too. Some sort of room would be much better as they’d be able to sit down and all see clearly. The falconry part was fun but this was the show to the general public that we sat on and they briefly got to stand in a circle at the end. I personally think smaller groups would work a lot better with more hands on time rather than just listening as at times it felt more like school lesson rather than a hands on experience. We have done similar things before in small groups and the children preferred helping clean the cages and getting more involved as well as listening to facts about them and how to care for them. Maybe it is better for older children?
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