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Keeper for the day

Keeper for the day


A unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens.

You’ll have the chance to gain hands on experience of working with our varied and exciting collection of animals and meet the keepers who look after them on a daily basis.

You will work with our keepers on a one-to-one basis and not as part of a large group, this will enable you to get the most from your day with us.

Will run from 09.00am to 16.30pm and will include activities such as mucking out, preparing food and feeding some of the animals as well as learning about the assortment of enrichment techniques we use to ensure our animals are kept well stimulated.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Smoking not allowed

Plenty of free car parking, which you can access at any time.

Opening details

Keeper for a day experiences are available on Wednesday. Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year (not including Easter holidays) and must be booked at least seven days in advance.


£230.00 per day


Bradwell Grove,
OX18 4JP

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information




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Map reference: SP 239082  Lat: 51.77549 Long: -1.64781

The Park is located 2 miles south of Burford, Oxfordshire, on the A361. Burford is mid-way between Oxford and Cheltenham on the A40.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Plenty of free car parking, which you can access at any time.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


  • We are 99% accessible. The top of the bat house has stairs, but there is access at the bottom of the bat house. Wolf Walk has a bridge which is steep and an alternative flat entrance.

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
    • YesFee payable
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

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