KEEPER FOR A DAY
What happens during a Keeper For A Day experience
Shadowing experienced members of the Animal Care Team, you'll be given a true feeling of what it's like to be a Keeper at Seaview Wildlife! You'll be shown and have the chance to assist with various aspects of animal husbandry - helping with food preparation and feeding; cleaning; health checks and a variety of fun tasks. You'll go behind the scenes and get fully involved with our amazing array of Wildlife at the Park! Photographs of your special day will be taken, downloaded onto a disk and given to you as a memento of your once in a lifetime experience!
WHAT AGE DO I NEED TO BE
12 -112 years! Being a Keeper for a Day is as popular with adults as it is with kids! It is not necessary for children to be accompanied by an adult.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE TAKING PART
We only take on one Keeper for a Day at a time - so this is an exclusive day for you! If you have an extra family member or friend that would like to do the experience with you then this can be arranged with notice and we only accommodate two persons maximum.
CAN OTHER FRIENDS AND FAMILY COME INTO THE PARK TOO
Accompanying family or close friends wanting to observe from the sidelines are welcome and will be able to enter the Park with you at a discounted rate.
WILL I GO IN WITH THE ANIMALS AND CAN I TOUCH THEM
You will be able to enter many of the enclosures but only in the company one of the Animal Care Team. It is important that you listen and adhere to instructions given by the Team at all times. You will be guided in terms of what animals you can safely get close to. Please keep your face away from the animals and do not try to hug or kiss any of them.
DO ANY OF THE ANIMALS BITE AND ARE THERE ANY DANGERS
The animals you encounter are all used to human contact and do not normally display behaviour that is threatening to visitors. However, it must be recognised that no animal is absolutely predictable and therefore there is always a small risk of being bitten or scratched. Our Team will continuously monitor the animals; your time with them will be conducted in such a way as to reduce the likelihood of unpredictable behaviour.
You will be offered disposable gloves to wear throughout the day. You are requested to wash your hands after close contact with animals and animal feed. When inside animal enclosures, care must be taken as the ground surfaces may be slippery, especially when wet.
Please check with your GP or medical centre that you're up to date.
WHAT DOES IT COST
£140 - Price includes a delicious lunch, a personalised certificate, a DVD of photographs to commemorate your special day and a lifetime of memories!
Any accompanying family or friends arriving with you can enter the Park at our discounted voucher rate.
WHEN, WHAT TIME AND HOW DO I BOOK
Choose your day (excluding Bank Holidays) - click on 'About Us' then ' Times and Prices to check Park opening and closing dates.
Time: 10.30am - 4.00pm. Advance booking is essential - please book early to avoid disappointment - click on the "Enquire About Availability" link at the bottom of this page. Once confirmed we'll email you a link to our booking form and online payment facility.
WHAT DO I WEAR
Long trousers and practical, covered shoes essential - no shorts or flip flops/sandals.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD
The weather should not affect your Keeper for a Day experience. In the event of severe weather your experience may need to be cancelled and rescheduled.
WILL I BE ABLE TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS
Photos will be taken of you during the day by a member of the Animal Care Team. These images will be downloaded onto a disk and given to you as a memento of your special experience. However, you are most welcome to bring your own camera along if you would like to!
CAN I GET A REFUND IF I NEED TO CANCEL
Once the date is booked for a Keeper For The Day the payment is non-refundable unless more than 14 days notice of cancellation is given in which case a full refund will be given. Please give as much notice as possible by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARK CANCELLATION CLAUSE
Seaview Wildlife Encounter reserves the right to cancel a Keeper-for-a-Day experience due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of this occurring, and an acceptable alternative date cannot be agreed, a full refund will be given.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW
Please check read our Terms & Conditions and essential health & safety information in the link at the bottom of this page before you arrive for your Encounter.
Please note: Wildlife Encounters are undertaken at the sole risk of the participant.