Keeper experience

Keeper experience

Want to find out more about our amazing animals? Or what it’s like to be a wildlife keeper? Then why not join our friendly team?

Our Keeper Experience, Little Helper and Junior Keeper Experience sessions will bring you up close to our fascinating animals and can teach you more about their daily lives and habits.

The experience was brilliant. Thank you Shanna for an amazing day.

You’ll work on a one-to-one basis with one of our knowledgeable keepers, giving you plenty of time to ask questions and to tailor your visit to your individual interests.

Wearing your New Forest Wildlife Park T-shirt or baseball cap, you’ll be part of the keeper team, getting to see how everything works behind the scenes.

The staff are wonderful. Their open, friendly manner makes you feel at home straightaway. They are experienced and knowledgeable and clearly love what they do. I learned a lot, worked hard, had a laugh and cuddled an adorable hedgehog. I would most definitely recommend spending a day with the team at NFWP.

Keeper experiences are flexible, and range from 1-hour sessions for 5-9 year olds and 2-hour sessions for 10-15 year olds to an hour, 2 hours, half day or full day for adults, depending on your preferences.

Partners and family members are welcome along to the park too, but will not be part of the adult keeper experiences as this is a one-to-one experience.  Please get in touch for more information.
Available all year round, Keeper Experiences make an ideal gift, anniversary or birthday present for family and friends, so why not contact us to find out more?

We’ve been raving about it to all our friends – a brilliant time with lasting memories.

We’ll do our best to accommodate your particular needs and to vary your experience, to take in the activities and animals you’re most interested in.