Keeper for a day

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Keeper for a day

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the World Owl Centre or wanted to be a Keeper yourself?

Why not have a go at our 'Keeper for a Day' Experience?

Go behind the scenes and find out how the Keepers look after our birds.

Have hands on experience with the birds, helping fly them in the 'Meet the Birds' show (weather permitting).

Learn about the owls' diet, aviary building and maintenance and how we can help conserve them in the wild.

Keepers for a Day are our very special guests -

We only ever have one person on an Experience per day

so you do not have to share your time with a group of people and you are our  V.I.P!

You will receive a certificate as a memento of your day.  

Please note that the World Owl Trust and the World Owl Centre will be leaving Muncaster from 6th May 2015.

Further details on our new home will follow as soon as they are available. 

Previous Keepers for a Day write:

"I really must write and thank you all for a truly wonderful day as a 'Keeper or a Day'."

"I can recommend being a 'Keeper for a Day' to anyone who's remotely interested in wildlife as I learnt a lot and had great fun."

"I enjoyed all of the day and was most impressed with all the Keepers - they were so friendly and knowledgeable."


Terms and Conditions

  • ‘Keeper for a Day’ is only available to the over 16’s.
  • ‘Keeper for a Day’ participants are not accompanied by friends and family*.
  • Entry to Muncaster grounds is included for the participant.
  • Friends and family wishing to visit Muncaster on the day must purchase entry tickets at one of the outlets on site.

Useful Information

  • During the full season friends and family are invited to take photos of the participant during the ‘Meet the Birds’ show at 2.30pm** each day.
  • Keeper for a Day experiences run from 9am – 5pm for a full day and either 9am- 1pm or 1pm-5pm for a half day.
  • Coffee and tea are provided in the staffroom and there is a very good menu in Creeping Kate’s Kitchen for lunchtime.
  • Weather in Cumbria is not predictable and you will be hands-on’ with the birds so please come prepared with waterproofs and good boots/shoes.
  • Keeper for a Day experiences are available from March to November each year in the full season. **
  • *Special needs can be catered for. Please contact the office to discuss your requirements   ** Please contact the office for exact dates.


Product Code: KEEN2