Serious about a career working as a vet, zoologist, keeper, educator or conservationist?


Our Knowsley Academy programme is designed for those aged 15 – 18 and the whole weekend starts at just £89

Participants will be given a free augmented reality guidebook and certificate along with a large portfolio of their work to take home and use to further any applications or interviews. You can also add on a branded hoody for just £25!

What will the programme include?

This weekend programme is designed for those serious about a career working as a vet, zoologist, keeper, zoo educator or conservationist. There will be a mix of theory sessions and practical activities based around the animals both on our foot safari and on our safari drive using the baboon bus! Animal activities may vary but can include making enrichment for our animals, a carnivore section visit, keeper Q&A and conducting behavioural studies.

We will also get stuck into some controversial issues facing animal welfare today and get a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of our Zoo Vet Jen. Throughout the weekend we will explore the biology of some of the animals living here, including their habitats, diets and social structure. As well as this, we will take a look at all the work our Research and Conservation team do both with us at Knowsley Safari and out in the Wild too! Finally, we will take time to work on our wellbeing and connect ourselves back to nature in our woodland area, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 


For children ages 15-18 years

Each day runs from 9:00am – 4:00pm

12 places per session



Saturday 5th October – Sunday 6th October 2024 


Members Full Weekend: £89

Non-Members Full Weekend: £99

Optional Knowsley Academy Hoodie: £25

Icon / Arrow / Left Created with Sketch.
Icon / Arrow / Left Created with Sketch.

Booking info:

  • You must be aged between 15 & 18 years old.

  • Each session will last approx. 7 hours.

  • Admission is included in the price of the weekend.

  • Sessions are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

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

  • You must book your session prior to arrival.

  • Due to the nature of working with animals we cannot guarantee any activities.

12 children per session

Please note:

As these are very popular courses recommend booking early where possible.

New Knowsley Academy Hoodies – these stylish hoodies are heather grey with the Knowsley Academy logo on them. (While stocks last)

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.

We reserve the right to cancel this event.

Icon / Arrow / Left Created with Sketch.
Looking for something?