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School Visits

The animals and I visit preschools, schools and colleges covering many topics within the curriculum.

Presentations are tailored to the year group and always involve plenty of hands-on interaction with the animals.

I am fully licensed, insured and hold an Enhanced D.B.S Certificate with a subscription to the DBS Update Service.

Animal Activity License Number MAU 008248

Here’s just a few of the preschools, schools and colleges the animals and I have visited:

 

 

Animal Encounter Birthday Parties 

Animal Encounter Birthday Parties are one of our most popular services.  We have some great reviews on our Facebook page “Animal Encounters with Chris Johnson”.

It’s the perfect gift for anyone who would love the opportunity to get hands on and interact with a wide range of exotic animals.

I can bring a diverse selection to your home or hired venue including: Snakes, Lizards, Tortoises, Unusal Mammals, Birds of Prey and Giant Bugs.

Animal Encounter Birthday Parties can be for one hour, one and a half hours or two hours.  As the encounter gets longer I bring more animals and a bird of prey can come to encounters of one and a half hours or more, to allow enough handling time.

More pictures of the animals here.

I don’t set a maximum number of guests, but around fifteen or less works well.  Larger groups might have to be split into multiple sessions.

Everyone gets the opportunity to handle and interact with all of the animals, no barriers it’s up close and personal!

All animals are suitable to be handled and tailored to the age group.

The birthday person even gets a present to remember their Animal Encounter!

It’s the perfect gift for the animal mad person in your family.

Fully licensed and insured, all staff hold an Enhanced D.B.S Certificate, for your peace of mind.

Animal Activity License Number MAU 008248

Prices from £100

Depending on your location there might be a travel charge.

To book use the Contact page or call Chris on 07794466271
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End of summer and moving indoors. 

It has been a brilliant first summer season showing and educating people about my fantastic animals, and I wanted to thank everyone who booked us.  I am already thinking about next season and how I might improve our public displays so stay tuned!

Moving into the colder months means that we can no longer offer outdoor events. Animals from tropical climates really don’t appreciate our winters, I must admit that I would like a year round summer! 

However, indoor events are fine in the winter and we are getting booked for a variety of events, so keep us in mind.

We might see you soon! 

Chris and the zoo!

Paignton Regatta

What a busy weekend at the Paignton Regatta!

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of August the animals and I have been on Paignton green for their regatta. Our animal encounters have been really popular, with many people handling and learning about the animals on display. 

The animals are now back in their enclosures for a well earned rest, but we will be back at the Regatta again on Thursday 11th. Weather permitting! 

Hope to see you there! 

Busy Busy Busy

With the summer upon us, well sort of. The animals and I have been busy doing many Animal Encounters, at various summer fayres, village shows and private bookings.  Suffice to say I am thrilled by it’s popularity and I am pleased to say that many more are happening over the coming weeks! 

On the 31st of July we will be attending the Totnes Show. Which I think will be the largest so far, if you are going come and meet some of the animals.

 I am looking forward to it and all the others!

Bye for now. 

Dunsford Show 

Today I took some animals along to the Dunsford Show. I must admit that I haven’t been to Dunsford, in the Teign Valley before.  The whole area is absolutely beautiful, the show is in the valley with trees and sea of green towering above you. 

The show had a brilliant atmosphere and was very well supported. I could only catch glimpses of the events in the main arena, but a number looked very interesting. 

My animals were not the only animals at the show, many dogs took part in a fun dog show and a horse show was on at the other end of the field.  Being a rider myself I would have liked to seen a lot more of the horses, I suppose that is a downside of working at these events. 

I had a brilliant time though and was delighted to be a part of the show.  Many people enjoyed seeing the animals, and thank you to everyone who supported my stall. 

See you next year!

Furzeham Primary School Summer Fayre 

Today I attended the Furzeham Primary School Summer Fayre for an Animal Encounters display. 

Again I had concerns about the weather and my fears were realised upon arrival at  Furzeham Green. The wind was near gale force and it started to rain. The staff were brilliant and quickly sorted an indoor area.  

Luckily for everyone outside the rain cleared, and everyone who came into see and handle the animals enjoyed the experience. 

I am so pleased the weather didn’t get the better of us and I hope to be back next year.