Stuck for kid’s party ideas? – Everyone seems to jump on the same bandwagon when it comes to children’s party planning. The tedious itinerary of games, soft play areas, bouncy castles etc, always seem to be on the agenda.
Well… we’ve discovered a real quirky way of engaging your kids and educating them at the same time. We recently visited ‘For Paws Animal Show’, performing at a birthday party, in order to see, first hand, just how entertaining they really were.
The animal show’s critter collection comes in all shapes and sizes and most of them are re-homed from folks who no longer have the means to look after them.
The exciting animal show only costs £80 (roughly the same price as bouncy castle hire) and they come to your venue, bringing everything with them.
When it comes to all things wild, For Paws presenter Eileen (BA, MA), certainly knows her stuff. This charismatic lady has a background in archaeo-zoology and natural history and has worked within the education departments of several renowned museums. Eileen has also been involved in conservation projects, such as the Cheetah Conservation Project based in the Kalahari, Botswana.
The well structured show features, the presenter introducing each animal individually and offering everyone the opportunity to ask questions and handle the animal. The experience is reinforced by Eileen’s wealth of animal knowledge and exciting delivery which captivates her audience.
“Our handling sessions are a great way of illustrating the importance of committing to a pet.”
On this occasion we were fortunate to meet; Skinky- the skink, who loves to lick people’s noses, Chorizo- the corn snake, Marshmallow- the dwarf bunny, Fuzzy Bum- the tarantula, Ginger Nut- the Guinea pig, Wobbly Bob- the giant snail and Quill I Am- the pygmy hedgehog.
I was pleasantly surprised at how brave the kids were when it came to handling the ‘not so fluffy’ animals. It was also great to see that the parents were as mesmerized as the kids during this captivating and engaging experience.
I urge anyone, who wishes to break from the party norm, to organise a visit from For Paws Animal Show when they next plan for a party.
For Paws Animal show also do nursery, school and care home sessions, for more information please visit their website.
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