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Children (3-15 Years) £16.50 £15.00
Under 3's £1.10 £1.00
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £22.00 £20.00
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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?

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 animal stars of our Amazing Animals presentations.


The Junior Animal Trainer experience is available for children aged 8 to 13 years, and the Adult Animal Trainer experience is for 14 years and over.

Participants will receive an experience T-shirts, a certificate of participation and a copy of all your photos to take home!

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.

*Please note, during peak season, our experience are booked up several weeks in advance. To avoid disappointment we recommended contacting us more than three weeks ahead for any requested experience dates.



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

1 person £150 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 guest.

2 people £225 (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 adult 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.



This experience must be booked in advance.

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For more information or to book this experience, please call our Experience Team on 01953 715344 during Zoo opening hours, 7 days a week or alternatively email:

Please view our terms and conditions for our pre-bookable experiences.


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! Annual/2 Year Pass holders receive 10% discount on the above pre-booked experience.

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