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Children (3-15 Years) £16.95 £15.40
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £21.00 £19.00
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Animal Trainer Experience (Junior/Adult)

Have you ever wondered what it takes to work on the Animal Training and Presentation team here at Banham Zoo?

Training our animals to demonstrate natural behaviours on stage for our Amazing Animals presentations is not easy. During this experience you will get the opportunity to spend the morning with one of our expert trainers who will take you behind the scenes and introduce you to some of the stars of our presentations. You will also work with some of the animals and watch and participate in some of their positive training methods.

Junior animal trainers aged 8 to 13 years, and adult animal trainers, 14 years and over.

Participants will receive an experience T-shirt, colour photo and a framed certificate to commemorate their time with us.

Some activities may include:

  • Diet preparation
  • Record the weights of some of the animals
  • Test and read the microchip on a certain animal
  • Understand how we use the tracking system and find a hidden transmitter
  • Test the Amazing Animals microphone (stand on the stage and see how it feels before the guests arrive)
  • Prepare the Stage for the Amazing Animals show and help back stage during the presentation
  • Learn some of the animal training techniques and see them in action
  • Fly an owl during the presentation

Activities may be subject to change on the day due to welfare or operational factors.

The programme of activities is dependent on the capability of the participants; however, where it is possible, reasonable adjustments will be made to try to ensure that all of our experiences are open to all. Please be aware that pregnant women will be unable to take part in any pre-booked experience.

 

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Half Day Experience (10:15am to 1:15pm)

 

1 person £120 Voucher comes with complimentary zoo admission for the participating adult and one guest. The junior experience comes with complimentary zoo admission for the participating child and one adult.

 

2 people £180 (second person half price) – Voucher comes with complimentary zoo admission for the participating adults and two guests. The junior experience comes with complimentary zoo admission for the participating children plus two adult guests.

 

Please note that for our animal trainer experiences guests are unable to accompany the participant but they are more than welcome to enjoy looking around the zoo. Junior animal trainer experiences can only allow one adult guest to accompany the child.

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This experience must be booked in advance.

 

For more information or to book this experience please call our Experience Bookings Team on 01953 715344 Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm (excluding bank holidays) or alternatively email: info@banhamzoo.co.uk

 

All experience gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date that the voucher is to be presented as a gift, so no actual experience date is required at the time of purchase. Once the voucher has been presented to the recipient they can phone the experience bookings team at Banham Zoo and book a date at their convenience.

All Banham Zoo & Africa Alive! season ticket holders receive 10% discount on the above pre-booked experience.

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