YOU can wake up the zoo!

Ever wondered what it’s like to work at one of the country’s busiest zoos?

Join our Zoo Crew as they begin their daily duties and learn more about your favourite species – our Wake Up The Zoo guided tour offers a behind the scenes glimpse of life at DZG and the chance to get close to some of the rarest animals in the world.


CAPTION: Student Keeper, Hannah Follows, gets an early morning wake-up call from our cheeky black-and-white ruffed lemurs.

The two-hour experience also includes a chance to feed our Patagonian sealions and endangered Humboldt penguins – the largest parent-reared colony in the UK with more than 70 birds.

Available for a minimum group of 10 people and maximum 20, prices start from only £20 per child (minimum 8 yrs) and £30 per adult. 

Find out more and join the fun – it’s definitely worth getting out of bed for!

For further information or to make a booking please contact the Marketing Team on 01384 215313 or email