Scales and feathers
Calling all Reptile and Bird lovers, the Scales and Feathers keeper experience gives you the opportunity to go behind the scenes and get hands on and up close with a variety of species.
Tour the Reptile House, take part in the daily keeper tasks including cleaning and health checks.
Our Keeper Experiences were 'Highly Commended' in the South West Tourism Awards in 2013 and 2012. We were judged as a finalist for 'Tourism Activity of the Year' at the Bristol Tourism and Hospitality Industry Awards 2013 and 2011.
What will I get to do?
- Hold a snake, bearded dragon and a gecko.
- Feed a range of birds including starlings, hornbills, cockatiels and storks.
- Help with cleaning and health checks.
- Meet, hold and fly an owl (includes feeding, not for the squeamish!)
When is it available?
Experiences are available Tuesday to Saturday, the experience is for 2 hours from between 8am- 10am.
Each Scales and Feathers experience is one to one with a qualified Zoo Keeper and includes full admission into the zoo for one participant and one adult guest for the day.
Who is it for?
Adults and children over the age of 10.
1 participant: £100 (this also includes the cost of one adult guest to watch the experience and admission into the zoo).
2 participants: £180 (if both participants are under 18 then they must be accompanied by one adult guest, admission into the zoo is included).
Unfortunately we do not allow any additional guests to accompany participants on this experience.
Please contact us if the participant has any special needs before you book.
Please read our Keeper Terms and Conditions before booking.
The Keeper Experience involves close contact and active work with a variety of large and potentially dangerous animals. Participants must listen and obey the instructions given by our Keepers at all times, this is to ensure your safety and the safety of the animals. Failure to follow the instructions of our Keepers may result in the curtailment or alteration of your experience without a refund.