Keeper for the day

£120 per person - call 01326 221 361 to book

Become a Keeper for the day!

You'll begin this journey of discovery at the visitor's centre before any other guest has arrived, where you'll receive your Sanctuary guidebook from the helpful ticketing staff.

Then it's time to get out and explore the 40 acres of woodland, exhibits and meet the seals! Meet a member of the team at the seal pools where you will assist with the first seal feed of the day and be introduced to the resident seal and sea lion characters.

Once you have worked up an appetite you can pay the Sanctuary Cafe a visit (located by the penguins) and help yourself to the fantastic range of food. Your voucher entitles you to lunch.

Please note this experience is not bookable until April 2018.

Things to look forward too:

9.00am: Welcome by our Animal Care Team and tour the hospital
10.00am: Help prepare fish and other feeds for the day
10.30am: Time to stop for a well earned cup of tea
11.00am: Feed the seals and sea lions
12.00pm: Help with the feeding of the penguins
12.30pm: Feed the otters, Starsky and Hutch
1.00pm: Enjoy lunch in the café with the voucher in your goody bag!
2.00pm: Now its your chance to watch some feeds and talks (or simply put your feet up!)

Important Information

Benefits include:
- Guidebook for Keeper
- £10 for an additional guest to observe
- Guidebook
- £10 off an adoption

This experience is only for 18yrs + . We do have a Junior experience which is for aged 14yrs +, please ask when booking for further information.

All this for just £120!

To book this experience, simply call the Sanctuary on 01326 221 361.

Please note this experience is not bookable until March 2018.

What past guests have said:

My husband kindly arranged for me to be keeper for the day at the sanctuary for my 40th birthday. We had visited the sanctuary several times before and appreciated the great care given to the animals. We had always enjoyed long leisurely days there and found it great that dogs were welcomed. Beforehand I was a little worried that I may be one of a group of probably youngsters and was uncertain what reception I would get from the staff as sometimes these keeper for the day packages end up getting in the way of everyday work. I couldn't have been more wrong. I was greeted by Kelly as soon as I arrived and driven down to the centre to learn that I was the only trainee keeper for the day - a policy they always follow. From preparing the food right through to close at hand feeding the seals, sea lions, otters and blowing bubbles for the penguins I had an absolutely BRILLIANT day. All the team were not only very knowledgeable but very friendly and interested in us during the breaks the whole team shared. The animals are incredibly well cared for, not only a complete labour of love but done by a very professional team. Loved the day, love what they do, looking forward to seeing the new enclosures completed on our next holiday to Cornwall. Megan, Trip Advisor

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