The Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
Meet Hugo the galapagos tortoise Pet a friendly, fluffy wombat Have a picnic with a family of star tortoises Meet a cuddly  koala - so cute you'll die! Oooo... It's a snake! Bilby Cute little Devils A tastey meal Play in the park

The Friendly Hands-On Zoo

Little Kids 2 Keepers (8-12 years)


 For aspiring Zoo Keepers to explore the wonders of wildlife!

We’ve got some exciting news for 8-12 year olds! Our Little Kids 2 Keeper program is guaranteed to entertain and educate kids who are itching to get a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of a zoo keeper. This fully escorted workshop offers exclusive behind the scenes access that enables kids to explore the wonders of wildlife. Kids will meet a keeper and gain an insight into how they spend their day, learn interesting and fun aspects of zoo keeping such as studying animal behaviour, enter an animal’s enclosure, learn how to handle an animal and visit our "off display" reptile room.

APRIL School Holidays: Farmyard Fun!

  • Feed, hold and brush our gorgeous young farmyard animals!
  • Paint some eggs for our Tasmanian devils for enrichment
  • Meet our new Bilbies and learn why they are endangered
  • Go for a walk with our baby wombat
  • Help feed some of our amazing animals!
  • VIP viewing of our cranky crocodile 'Elvis' being fed - it's like your very own private show!
  • Meet some insects and learn how different they are to other animals!
  • Wash Hugo - our giant Galapagos tortoise
  • Learn about the importance of and conduct some health checks on our reptiles



The workshops run throughout the School Holidays from 12pm - 4pm on selected days and cost $70 per child, which includes Park entry, sandwich, drink and a take home information kit ! We run workshops during every school holidays and gift cards are also available.

If you're a parent and would like to stay in the Park while your child attends Little Kids 2 Keeper, we're happy to offer you the discount rate of $20 per person.

*NOTE: all tours are capped at 16 children.




April 2014

Monday 14, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 April

Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 April

*Alternatively, you may like to book your own private group! Contact reception for details.

Click here to book your Little Kids 2 Keeper program online!

Ph:02 4340 1022 - Email: Download brochure here  Watch our video



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Here's what Joanne from Lisarow had to say:

My two boys joined in on Friday morning and had an absolute ball,  I saw them   several times during their program time and they were having a great time.  They loved the hands-on activities and the special access they were given in the reptile area.  They had a great time with the two keepers who were very friendly and enthusiastic with the kids and very friendly towards the parents as well.  Well done to the Reptile Park for running such a special program to educate and involve our kids in the park’s day to day practices and maybe even inspire the next generation of park rangers and keepers.


               Jennifer from the Central Coast:

Erin went on your first Little Kids to Keepers in the holidays and had an absolutely amazing time.  A big thank-you, once again to your very dedicated and incredible staff who took the group.  They were fantastic with the children and ensured a fantastic time was had.  They are an asset to the Reptile Park.


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