Junior Keeper

Junior Keeper

Peak Wildlife Park

Available to 6 June 2025

Book now from £150.00

What else is on at Peak Wildlife Park?

Get tickets now and become a real wildlife park Junior Keeper at Peak Wildlife Park!

Just like the ‘Be a Keeper’ Experience, the Junior Keeper Experience is a behind the scenes look at what it’s really like to be an animal keeper.

This hands on experience is for children between the ages of 8 and 15 and includes everything from mucking out to feeding, as well as making enrichment for some of the world’s most endangered animals!

What to expect on your Keeper experience:

  • 1.5 hours spent with some of the park’s most amazing and endangered animals (this may include: Tapir, Black-nosed sheep, Meerkats, Giant Tortoise and Sika-deer*)
  • A truly unique hands-on experience led by one of our qualified Animal Keepers
  • Animal Keeper Certificate
  • Free entry to the park

Explore the rest of Peak Wildlife Park after your Junior Keeper Experience

  • There are five main animal walks that you can go through with Peak Wildlife Park, one of these is the lemur walk. Look out for King Julien as you walk alongside these mischievous Madagascians!
  • Look out for the red-ruffed, black and white-ruffed as well as ring-tailed lemurs as you walk beside these curious creatures.
  • If you’re looking for some flightless fun, then you wouldn’t be out of place on one of Peak’s penguin walks. Waddle on with some Humboldt penguins in their colonies as they eagerly await for some fishy snacks before heading off for a swim in the pool.
  • You can also watch them splash about from an underwater viewing area, which always makes for some great sights when you visit this penguin paradise.
  • The lovable marsupials that are wallabies ended up in the UK wilds under bizarre circumstances in 1940, through being released from a private collection as a wartime measure!
  • Here, you can give a fuss, feed some treats and bounce about with Bennetts wallabies, which is certain to have you leaving with a spring in your step!
  • Another adorable animal you can walk about with in Peak Wildlife Park are the red squirrels
  • Become a part of the project by going on a squirrel walk, as all money goes to the conservation and repopulation of red squirrels. Plus, they’re adorable, so you wouldn’t want to miss these little guys anyway! 

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How To Find Us

By Car:

The park’s address is Little Paradise Farm, Winkhill, Leek ST13 7QR.
If you’re driving, you can use a GPS or navigation app to guide you directly to the park.
It’s approximately 20 miles from both Derby and Stoke-on-Trent.

Public Transport:

Derby is one of the nearest towns. You can take a train to Derby and then explore other transportation options.
Alternatively, you can check for bus routes or taxis from nearby towns like Buxton.

  • Café
  • Picnic areas
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing
  • Indoor play area

This experience is for ages 8-15 only. 

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