Hosting children's birthday parties that feature live exotic animals
throughout London and all over the following counties:-

Hertfordshire - Essex - Kent - East Sussex - West Sussex - Middlesex - Surrey - Hampshire - Wiltshire -
Gloucestershire - Oxfordshire - Berkshire - Buckinghamshire - Bedfordshire - Northamptonshire - Warkwickshire - Huntingdon - Peterborough - Norfolk - Suffolk

Fun through learning whilst ensuring the welfare of all our animals is our main aim. We want to share with you the wonders of the natural world but we never compromise with the health and safety of our animals or your children.

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Nick Spellman and Stuart Short in front of the
meerkat enclosure at their community zoo - Cedars Nature Centre.

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About Animal Parties


Nick Spellman (AnimalMan Nick) and Stuart Short (Ranger Stu) have been providing articulate and entertaining presentations for all their working lives. Their passion is to inspire and educate children whatever the occasion -birthday parties, school visits and corporate events. The 'off site' presentations is their primary revenue stream that funds their very own community zoo. The zoo, 'Cedars Nature Centre' is free to enter and located in East Herts (junc 25 on M25).

"The presentations we offer provide you and your guests with a fantastic experience as well as allowing us to fund our community zoo, which helps us with conservation and breeding programmes with other zoos in the UK and beyond."

Click on the link to find out who are inspired by our events.

More about our birthday party packages...

Our presentations are designed to give children aged from 4 years and above chances to learn more about many exotic animals. We allow plenty of opportunities for the birthday child and all their friends to handle live species including; Birds, Invertebrates, Reptiles and Mammals. We have a frequently asked question section to help you plan a child's birthday party with animals.

Schools and other events...

Our presentations don't just suit a child's birthday party, we also provide our expertise for school visits, PTA fetes and events, clubs, organisations and corporate events. Navigate, via this link, to find out how to integrate an animal presentation for schools in London. We also cover the surrounding home counties with this event too. Of course, we will happily travel further afield, so if you are based in Beds, Bucks, Northants, Cambs, Suffolk, Norfolk, East or West Sussex, Hants, Gloucs, Wilts, Oxon, Warcks, Peterborough or Huntingdon, we will come to you too! We have detailed the costs involved for travel to the London Boroughs and counties within this website.

The welfare of our animals is our utmost concern, so we limit travel to a maximum of 3 hours. Our zoo is based in East Herts. To find out more about how Animal Parties started with Nick Spellman and how Ranger Stuart Short became to be involved, as well as who else is part of the fantastic AnimalMan team, click here.

Would you like to make sure we cover your area with our animals and events?
See below to view a full list of boroughs and counties we travel to.

Animal Parties visit the London Boroughs of:-

Enfield, Barnet, Waltham Forest, Harrow, Brent, Haringey, Redbridge, Hillingdon, Ealing, Camden, Islington, Hackney, Newham, Barking, Havering, Hounslow, Richmond, Kingston, Merton, Wandsworth, Hammersmith, Fulham, Sutton, Lambeth, Croydon, Bromley, Lewisham, Southwark, Greenwich, Bexley, Tower Hamlets, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, City of London.

In the last few weeks we have brought our animals to visit homes and schools in:-

Hampstead, Kensington, Highgate, Clapham, Stockwell, Dulwich, Battersea, Streatham, Wimbledon & Islington.

May be your thinking of a school visit with animals, we'll come to you too if you are based in:-

Beds - Leighton Buzzard - Biggleswade & Dunstable - Kimbolton.

Bucks - Milton Keynes - Beaconsfield & Buckingham - Amersham.

Northants - Corby - Towcester & Daventry - Rushden.

Cambs - Great Chesterford - Wisbech & Peterborough - Newmarket.

Suffolk - Haverhill - Southwold & Thetford - Felixstowe.

Sussex - East Grinstead - Midhurst & Hastings - Havant.

Hants - Basingstoke - Ringwood & Portsmouth - Andover.

Oxon - Banbury - Didcot & Carterton - Bicester.

Wilts - Sailsbury - Malmsbury & Tidworth - Westbury.

Gloucs, Norfolk and Warks have limited coverage.

Find out more about the travel charges and the costs for our events.