For some reason, all the locations of these zookeeper experiences are down south, mainly around London.
Of course, there are several experiences available at London zoo, including the new group experience, where a small group of about five people enjoy a shorter experience together.
As you know though, the experiences at London Zoo do stand out, mainly because of the price. It’s certainly a famous zoo, but when we’ve been on these London experiences, we’ve felt they’re worth the extra price.
We’ve said it before, but why not shadow a zookeeper on your own, just outside London, for a whole day, if it costs the same as the group experience at London zoo?
The experience we really love, and always go on about, is the shadow a zookeeper experience at the Paradadise wildlife park in Hertfordshire. Take a look at more information about the park here
But don’t buy the experience direct – you’ll be paying £30 more and you’ll need to book a date right away. The deal from Activity Superstore is cheaper, and you can book your date afterwards. This makes it perfect if you’re buying the experience as a gift
How can you get a present that’s truly original? A Christmas gift that they’ll love and will really remember? Obviously, we’re going to say get a zookeeper experience, but we can back it up with reasons too.
We think the zookeeper experience is a perfect Christmas gift, and here’s why:
If someone likes animal experience days, then shadowing a zookeeper for the day is a real experience to remember. As an event, it’s something to look forward to, and then look back on after they’ve done it
Compare this zookeeper day to other experiences
The cheapest, at £169, is a really nice experience, and not badly priced. Compare it to a driving experience and you’d get about half an hour in a Ferrari. Compare it to a trip away, and by the time you’ve paid travel and hotel costs, you might get a night away in London, but then you’d have to pay for entertainment on top.
Compare this experience to other presents
£170 will get you a nice hamper from Marks & Spencer. A small TV – maybe 22 inches, or a really nice pair of jeans and a shirt. But they wouldn’t get you many brownie points from an animal lover. The beauty of being a zookeeper for a day is that it’s an experience that lasts all day, and gets you really immersed in the job.
And after all that, if they’re not happy with your gift, you can go on the experience yourself!