Kids Club!

Knowsley Academy has been developed for those serious about a career working as a vet, zoologist, keeper or conservationist.

The intensive 5 day course covers practical husbandry experience with a range of animals which may include antelope, reptiles, carnivores and giraffe. Tasks vary but can include: mucking out, preparing food, making enrichment or watching a training session.

There are also theory sessions on diet, anatomy and behaviour and workshops are also held on topical issues within the industry.

There will also be a question and answer session focusing on jobs in the industry with animal professionals for parents and students, plus assistance on writing personal statements and interview technique.

We will work with those on the course to develop a portfolio to provide evidence of work and successful completion of the course. Candidates will receive a certificate, personal reference statement and USB of images from their time on the course.

Participants will need to be hard working and committed to both practical and theoretical tasks. We will be working outside in all weather conditions just as our vets, keepers and students do. The course is a maximum of 12 participants; students will be working with the education team and professionals in the industry so working as a team is essential.

Please note due to the unpredictable nature of working with animal we reserve the right to add, change or replace elements of the program without prior notice or explanation.

Drop off from 8:30am, activities begin at 9.00am. Collect between 4.00pm until 4:30pm each day.

Disabled access is limited to this area, so please make us aware of any extenuating circumstances upon booking.

Monday 8th April - Friday 12th April 2019 - Limited Places

Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August 2019 - Now Available

Monday 19th August - Friday 23rd August 2019 - Now Available


Please note

All animal experiences are entered into at your own risk.

You must aged between 15 & 18 years old.

Each session will last approx. 7 hours.

Admission is included in the price of the encounter.

Sessions are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing, open shoes are not permitted.

You must book you session prior to arrival

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