Experience Days at Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

If you like getting your hands dirty, why not be a Keeper for a Day at Howletts Wild Animal Park or Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and find out what it really takes to be one of the team?

These amazing keeper experiences give visitors a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the parks' most popular animals.

There are a wide variety of experience days, suitable for different age groups...

  • Keeper For a Day (18+)
    Join the team and become a Keeper for a Day - get close to some of the world's most rare and endangered animals as you assist their keepers in their daily activities - cleaning, feeding, health checks, preparing enclosures, making enrichment toys to entertain the animals and generally getting your hands dirty!
  • Keeper Academy (13-17yrs)
    The Keeper Academy offers young people the chance to become a trainee keeper in a hands-on and educational experience. A typical day will involve studying animal observation, cleaning out animals, food preparation and feeding, learning the principles of enclosure design and enrichment, captive breeding and conservation with our expert keeping staff.
  • Junior Ranger (7-12yrs)
    Are your children or grandchildren animal-mad and enthusiasts? This amazing experience offers budding animal keepers a very real opportunity to get behind the scenes by having a guided VIP tour of the park with an Education Animal Specialist.

For more information, prices and booking please visit www.aspinallfoundation.org or call 01303 264647


Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Nr Ashford
CT21 4PD