Be a Zoo Keeper for the day!

Gain insight into the unique characters of many of the animals and go behind the scenes on this amazing opportunity.

Spend a day with our keepers finding out more about the species they look after and even help with some of the feeding and of course the cleaning out!

Please note the minimum age for Keeper for the Day is 14 years old.

Price: £100 donation to one of our animal charities.

Animal Experiences

Make your day extra special by spending some time with your favourite animal. A chance to spend 20 minutes

getting up close and personal with them (minimum age is 10 years old).

Experiences include:

  • Tapirs
  • Meerkats

Price: £30 Donation to one of our animal charities


Stars For The Day

Oliver & Esme spent the day in the zoo with their parents and got to see all manner of creepy crawlies.They spent time with Adam our experienced Reptile keeper who took them into the Discovery Centre were they got to handle cockroaches, bugs and lizards. Oliver & Esme kept Adam on his toes with lots of question but the funniest moment came after the Millipede weed on Esme who then spent time drawing the experience for the Zoo Managers. Both children had a great day and said they will return when they are old enough to take part in of Keeper For The Day.


Adopt an Animal

Why not join our adopt an animal scheme.

Give a friend or relative a gift with a difference-and make a real contribution to conservation!

For a donation of £35 (1 year)

  •      A personalised certificate of adoption
  •     1 complimentary pass into Drayton Manor
  •     A general profile about your adopted animal

Other details

If the certificate has to be made out to someone other than the purchaser, please indicate clearly the name required on the certificate and where it should be sent.
All money raised from animal adoptions will be used for conservation and education programmes within the zoo.
All animals adopted remain the property of Drayton Manor Zoo. Occasionally it may become necessary to send an adopted animal to another establishment. In such an event, adopters will be informed and offered alternative animals. This also applies should an animal pass away.
Each pass gives one free admission to visit your adopted animal.
Visits are during normal park operational hours. 
Adoption tickets are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
For a list of the animals available for adoption: Please Click Here
To download an Adoption Form: Please Click Here
Contact us now on 01827 284737 or email


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