Keeper for the day


We have our amazing Keeper For The Day experience which runs Tuesday to Friday from the 1st of April to the 31st of August each year. This costs £150 for the Keeper and you can have an observer for an additional £20. There is an induction form which needs completing before the experience can go ahead.


• A chance to get up close and personal with some of our resident animals!

• Learn more about our rescue, rehabilitation  and release of grey seals pups back into the wild.

• Learn what it’s like to work as a keeper at the  sanctuary, cleaning enclosures, preparing fish,  feeding and looking after our animals.

• Lunch and hot drinks will be provided, but you may bring your own if preferred.

• There will be lots of opportunities to take photos. You are more than welcome to bring a camera.

• You may bring one other person with you on the day to take photos (the observer); however they will not be able to feed or enter enclosures.


An example of your day with us: (This is a guide, and may be subject to change. However our staff will ensure you have a great day!)


8.45am— Welcome!

Please arrive at the main reception. A member of staff will be there to greet you and take you to out seal hospital.


9am – Seal Hospital Tour & Induction

Please bring your signed declaration and medical form with you, a member of staff will make sure you are happy with the all the information, and answer any questions you may have about your day. Have a tour around our seal hospital facilities and learn more about how we care for injured or abandoned seal pups. (Please note: we cannot guarantee there will be rescued pups in the hospital at the time of your visit, but our busiest times are Sept - April).


9.30am - Head to the Paddocks!

Help give our goats and ponies some treats, and then learn more about some of the native wildlife at the sanctuary.


10am – Beaver Tour

Help the animal care team with their daily checks and learn more our resident beavers at beaver creek! Our beavers are wild, and live in a large woodland enclosure, seeing them cannot be guaranteed.


10.30am— Break Time

Relax with the team with a well-earned break, and your choice of tea/coffee on us.


11.00am— Feeding Time

Help feed some of our resident seals and sea lions!


12.00am—Meet our Penguins

Get up close and personal with our penguins and give them their lunch!


12.30pm– Enrichment time!

Seals love new toys and things to play with! Help our Animal Care Team with the very important job of giving our seals and sea lions their daily enrichment. 


1.00pm– Lunch

After your hard work, enjoy lunch on us in our sanctuary cafe, and have a chance to explore and the sanctuary at you own pace.


If you have any questions, or would like to book the experience please do not hesitate to contact us on 01326 221 361.