Experience being a Primate Keeper for a Day!

** We are able to take bookings again! These are run on Monday and Fridays only, excluding the month of August, and unfortunately are not possible at all during the school holidays. P.P.E and face coverings are mandatory. We do have a large volume of experiences to prioritise from the 2020 season, so we ask for your patience and understanding! **


Our Keeper for a Day experience provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain a unique insight into the day-to-day life of our carers.

Overalls 09 029All the money we raise through this scheme goes to support our charity’s work, so your day as a primate carer will be making a difference to primates and habitats worldwide too!

During the open season at The Monkey Sanctuary, we run the Keeper for a Day experience for those who have always wanted to know what it is like to be a primate carer. Working closely with experienced members of the Primate Welfare Team, participants gain a behind-the-scenes insight into their roles and become involved in important aspects of the monkeys’ lives.

Start the day by meeting one of the sanctuary’s primate care staff for a talk and a quick drink, before mucking in to clean out the monkey enclosures! Then spend the rest of the day meeting our rescued monkeys and listening to all of their incredible stories, as well as foraging for edible wild leaves for them to eat and making them some fun enrichment to enjoy!


View our video of Heart FM presenters Matt & Caroline trying their hand at being a Keeper for a Day!


This unique opportunity to be a primate keeper for a day is only £160 per person or £250 for two people.

For any further information please contact: fundraising@wildfutures.org


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Comments from previous Keeper for a Day participants:

“We both had a thoroughly enjoyable day and loved all of it. It is a beautiful place and it shows everyone cares enormously about the welfare of each and every monkey. Thank you so much for giving us a day never to be forgotten. We shall definitely re-visit next year.”

“The whole experience was enjoyable and all the staff were really enthusiastic in their work.”

“It will stay with me forever!”



Please Note: As a ‘hands on’ experience, you will be required to work alongside the trained primate welfare team in any weather conditions. The work does require some physical exertion. Please ask for advice if you have any medical condition or disability that you are concerned may affect your ability to enjoy the experience to the full. We will make every effort to adapt the experience to your needs. There is no direct contact with the monkeys at any point during the day. For insurance purposes, the scheme is only open to those aged 18 and over.

Click here for Keeper for a Day Terms and Conditions