Welcome To Our Animal Parties And School Workshops Website
Animals Take Over offers fun and educational animal handling workshops and exciting animal parties which are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Based in Cheshire, North West England, we have a special selection of animals that Children can touch and hold, whilst learning lots of fascinating facts about each and every one of them. We currently carry out workshops & parties throughout Cheshire, Liverpool, Merseyside, Wirral, Warrington, Manchester and North Wales.
Our School workshops are linked to the national curriculum and include topics such as Nocturnal animals, Rainforest, Minibeasts, Habitats, Classification & Lifecycles. We also carry out sessions at Libraries, Nurseries, Children Centres and Play schemes. Check out our School workshops page to find out more!
If it’s a party you are looking for, we have four fantastic animal parties to choose from, a Cute & Fluffy Party, a Creepy Crawly Party, a Totally Exotic Party and our unique Pick & Mix Party where you can choose the animals that your guests would love to meet! Click the links on the Parties page to find out more about each animal party package.
We are having a lovely break over Christmas but we are looking forward to carrying out lots more exciting School workshops and parties in the New Year. We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas.
New legislation was introduced in October 2018, which means that anyone carrying out Animal Handling Workshops must now be fully licensed. I am currently waiting for Cheshire West and Chester Council to carry out an inspection of my animal enclosures and buildings used to house our amazing animals. They will also check that I have all the relevant documentation for my animals and the appropriate cleaning and care procedures in place. Once this inspection has been completed and my licence has been issued, the full details will be shown on the front page of this website. I am currently allowed to keep trading without a licence whilst the council works through its list of applications. I am fully supportive of these new regulations and think that they are long overdue. Everyone of my animals is a family pet as far as I am concerned and they all deserve the best conditions that I can provide. Unfortunately there are other “Entertainment Companies” who do not share these values. Hopefully this new legislation will mean these unscrupulous people can no longer keep animals in poor conditions. More information can be found on the government website if you search:
The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018
Some exciting topics the animals have been linking in with include the Owl babies story, Classification, Identifying animals and Pets! We have many different topics to choose from for your class, check out the School Workshops page for more details, if you can’t find the workshop that fits your topic, the Pick and Mix is a great option, you can choose any 8 animals for the children to meet!
All workshops are carried out by myself, check out my testimonials on the testimonials page. When booking a School workshop with any company, make sure you know who will be carrying out the workshop on the day, that they have risk assessments and public liability insurance and ensure you know what animals they will be bringing to visit. This hopefully should ensure your visit is a good experience for everyone involved.
Once again Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Animals Take Over
Absolutely fantastic! Lots of age appropriate info – children were mesmerised!! Thank you so much!
Play Group, Wrexham, July 2018
An excellent session, that gave every child an opportunity to touch and see. Lyndsay showed so much patience and total control at the same time. A fantastic session, we will definately book again. Thank you!
Children’s Centre, Halewood, June 2018
Great Workshop! The children really enjoyed meeting the animals and Lyndsay was really knowledgeable. She also really put the children at ease so they were all keen to get hands on. Thanks for a great morning!
Primary School, Warrington, June 2018
Animals Take Over – Since 2008
- Public Liability Insurance
- Full Risk Assessments
- CRB Checked
- HND Animal Behaviour & Welfare
- 10 Years Experience
- Year-on-Year Repeat School Bookings
- 300+ School Workshop Testimonials
The Children can touch & hold all the animals at your Animals Take Over party or workshop
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