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Virgin Experience Days Animal Keeper at Hemsley Conservation Centre in Sevenoaks, Kent 

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Visit Hemsley Conservation Centre and get up close and personal with some of the residents by becoming an Animal Keeper for the day.

Shadow a keeper and get your hands dirty, while getting to grips with some of the day to day challenges that go into caring for the centre’s many animals. You’ll have an introduction session and take a tour of the conservation centre before getting down to business.

Meet the reptiles for a clean and feed, before making sure the marmosets are fed and watered. Then, you’ll meet the resident porcupines and head over to feed the meerkats and pop in to see the lemurs. Finally, you’ll feed the kinkajou, where your keeper will also give you a talk about these amazing animals.

Regrettably certain guests will be unable to take part including people with relevant phobias or known allergies, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.

Whilst every effort is made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this cannot always be achieved; please contact us for advice before purchasing.

If you wish to bring extra people to watch your experience they will need to pay normal entry prices, but will not take part in the experience.

This experience is available 13.30 to 16.00 Monday to Saturday throughout the year.

We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available.All bookings are subject to availability.

Allow 2 hours 30 minutes for the whole experience.

The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary.

  • Voucher Valid Info: N
  • Shadow a keeper at Hemsley Conservation Centre
  • Feed the meerkats and Marmosets
  • Quick lemur scatter feed and Kinkajou feed and talk
  • Reptile clean and feed
  • Minimum age: 15 (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult who will need to pay the entry fee)
  • Only two people can take part in an experience at any one time
  • Animal handling is only permitted in certain situations
  • Proximity and contact with the animals is at the staff's discretion on the day
  • Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue
  • Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date