Schools Clubs FAQ & Prices

  • Book one of our  ‘INCREDIBLE CREATURES ROAD SHOWS’ including a choice of 8 animals from our website.
  • Interactive, fun and educational practical activity for schools, after school clubs, nurseries, preschools, colleges,  universities, holiday clubs, cubs, beavers, scouts, rainbows, brownies and guides.
  • ANY TOPIC including Minibeasts, Rainforests, evolution, adaptations, endangered species, habitats, exotic animals as pets, caring for pets, human/animal interactions and much more!
  • If you would like to book us for your fete or for a fundraiser for your school or club group please go to the Fun Days  page to book our petting zoo
  • £10 Million public liability insurance, DSB checked, sign written vehicle and full Risk Assessment.
  • Qualified Zoologist with 5 years experience experience safeguarding and working with children and adults with behavioural and special needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas do you cover?
We are based in Ipswich, Suffolk and will travel up to approximately 1h 15mins from our base depending on the package you have chosen.

Please email us with your enquiry via our bookings page to see if we cover your area

How does an animal roadshow work?
We bring a variety of exotic animals of your choice to your school or club. Kimmy will arrive about 15-30 minutes prior to the start time to set up. The children are asked to sit  around a floor mat which we bring and chairs around the outside which is helpful for children who want to look not touch. Then the animal encounter begins!

We get each animal out one at a time, tell everyone a little bit about it and then give everyone the opportunity to stroke, touch, feed or hold the animals.

The actual amount of handling and the presentation of the animals will vary by the age, number and behaviour of the children but generally we provide an educational fun encounter with facts about each animal tailored to your topic or a general overview of the animals including: evolution, adaptations, endangered species, habitats, exotic animals as pets, caring for animals, human/animal interactions and much more!

The less children per group the more holding and touching is allowed. We recommend no more than 30 children per group to ensure all children get to see the animals up close and ask questions.

Can I choose the animals?
Yes, your animal choices will be requested when we send your last email 1 week prior to your event date.

Please remember although children like the fluffy ones the reptiles and bugs are just as fascinating. A variety enables the children to grow up without phobias of these animals and respect them instead of fear them.

In most cases we are able to bring your chosen animals however we will make changes if we feel any animals are not suitable for the age group, they are unable to attend due to circumstances beyond our control or due to weather conditions.

If you are focusing on a specific topic like Africa, dinosaurs or minibeasts we will bring a suitable selection to cover the roadshow.

Can we have it outside?
We can only do outdoor encounters between May-Sep providing the temperature is between 18-25 degrees ONLY.

We will also need a suitable shaded area or gazebo and you must be able to provide an indoor area should the weather not be suitable on the day.

Is there and age limit and how many children do you recommend per group?
We dont have an age limit however children under 4 will not be aloud to hold any animals but may be able to touch some under the supervision of teachers and with verbal or written permission of a parent or guardian to the school.

Immuno-compromised children and adults are not aloud to touch any animals.

The less children per group the more touching and stroking is involved. We recommend no more than 30 children per group to ensure all children get to see the animals up close and ask questions.

For children under 4 and under we recommend smaller groups of and shorter sessions of 30-45 minutes. Please see the pricing table.

How do I book and do you require a deposit?
Please send us an email via the Make a Booking page with your enquiry with the details we have specified.

We  recommend you book 2 months in advance for weekend bookings and 1 month in advance for weekday bookings. If you have passed the time limit please still contact us and we will try our best to find you a suitable time slot for your desired date.

We require a 50% deposit up to the value of £100 to secure your booking date and time within 7 days of receiving your confirmation email.

Please pay via Bacs (online direct bank transfer) to our account. If this is unavailable to you we will take a cheque or cash as a deposit payment. All details for payment via Bacs and cheque are provided on the bottom of your invoice.

Your outstanding balance is due when you receive your last email from us 1 week prior to your event. Payment can be taken in the same form as above however a cheque will not be accepted unless you are an organisation. If Bacs is unavailable you must pay in cash when we arrive at the event.

 

Recent Clients

We have visited various schools clubs, care homes, beaver and scout groups in the Eastern region. Below are some of the larger organisations who we have worked for.
  • Prices
  • £130 1st Hour (minimum)

    £80 Per Extra Hour

    £400 Full Day 

  • Length of each session choices:

    30 minutes – 4 animals

    45 minutes – 6 animals

    1 hour – 8 animals

    1 hour 15 mins – 10 animals

    1 hour 30 mins – 12 animals

  • Everyone is able to touch/stroke and feed the animals

    (Holding is only allowed for groups of up to 15 children due to time restraints and animal welfare reasons)

  • Opportunities to ask questions
  • Up to 30 children per group over 4, under 4’s up to 15 children
  • Choose any topic
  • Hand gel provided