Animal Man Mini Zoo

Testimonials

A big thank you to Kenny for a fantastic party! He was great with 38 hyper 5 year olds! They loved it and all left very happy. Highly recommend to others seeking a different and educational party experience that won’t be forgotten!
— Allana, Dunfermline

Hi, it was all so hectic and Dave left before I had a chance to thank him properly,so just wish to send my thanks to him for doing such a wonderful job at the Party My son LOVED it as did everyone else!!!
— Dan, Crieff

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! What a so wonderful experience, I could not have been better. Dave the handler arrived early and stayed longer. The animals were amazing well behaved and Davie was a gentle, kind, trusting a funny handler. We LOVE him and all of the animals he brought….. He even managed to make the hissing cockroaches appealing!!! We were no small party… There were 35 children, each with one or two adults …. This did not phase Davie who just shon like a firefly. I will definitely use the Animal Man Mini Zoo again, without hesitation and told everyone I know about our wonderful experience. Kindest Wishes and love to the animals Aimee, Gareth,Clara and Stanley
— Aimee, Perthshire

Just wanted to write and tell you what an amazing time everyone had yesterday, Gillian and the animals were brilliant. I had booked Mini Zoo as a surprise and from age 65 to 2 it was a big hit, they all loved it.
— The Brown Family

I am just writing to thank you for making our son Lewis’ 6th Birthday party so enjoyable on Friday 23 July. The animal man went down a storm. All the kids loved him and the adults had a great time too. It amazed me how brave all the children were, even when the parents were sitting in a corner cowering! There was certainly no shortage of willing volunteers to hold the animals.
— Sheena, Greenock

Just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you. My son absolutely loved the minizoo at his party as did all the other kids and even the parents. It was fantastic. The man doing the show was brilliant with the kids and the ones who were wary at first were totally won over by him with all the creepy crawlies in the end. All the parents praised the parties and I will definitely be recommending you guys too all our friends. Thank you again. Carrie and all her family
— Carrie, Kilmarnock

Thank you so much for kindly coming along to the Yorkhill Children’s Charity fundraising night.Everybody loved the snakes, spiders etc. Thanks :)
— Yorkhill Children’s Charity Fundraiser, Bearsden

Thank you for making Niamh’s animal party special she had a fab time will deff book you’s again x
— Liz, Cumbernauld

Hello, Just had to write to tell you how much we enjoyed having animal man at our party today. It was fab and we’re now even more animal mad than before. I’ve already written a review for netmums and my 8 year old is keen for a repeat performance at his party in the summer, so I’m sure we’ll be in touch again soon. Delighted. Keep up the good work and thank you for making our party a huge success.
— Valerie, Fife

Hi there Just wanted to say thank you so much for coming to Thomas’ party on Sunday. All of the kids had a ball. Quite a few of the parents have picked up a flier, so I hope you will get some more bookings through us. Lisa
— Lisa, Aberdeen

Kevin, you have a fantastic entertainer in David! We all had such a tremendous time at Blake’s party this afternoon, couldn’t recommend you highly enough! So professional and well organised, all 30 children loved it AND all the mums n dads! We will definitely be booking you again – worth every penny!
— Jennifer, Coatbridge

Dear Animal Man, once again you and your wonderful animals have amazed and delighted our children. A funny, witty and informative show which I would recommend by simply saying, “This is the stuff memories are made of”.
— The Poppy Club, Balfron

Thanks for providing great entertainment last week! Jamie’s siblings enjoyed it every bit as much as he and his friends did! Best wishes Natalie
— Natalie, Motherwell

Many thanks for a great party yesterday. All the children had an amazing time. First thing Alice spoke about this morning was “animal man ” which carried on all the way to school and into school to tell her teacher. Brilliant day had by all. Many thanks for your enthusiasm. Jennifer and and birthday girl Alice.
— Alice, Dundee

Hi, just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you from all of the 1st Kilmacolm Beavers. The boys and girls had a great time meeting the animals and were thrilled at the opportunity to get to touch and hold so many. It was a really wonderful experience & one which they will remember. Thanks again.
— Kilmacolm Beavers, Kilmacolm

I am the happiest mum in the world!

 Connor’s birthday party on 8th August was absolutely perfect. Connor adores animals & although he is only 7, he shows a great interest in them, so as you can imagine, he truly loved seeing all the animals up close & being able to touch/hold them. He sat listening very intently to the facts & information that was being told about each animal. The sun was shining, so we were able to have the show in our back garden in a gazebo. Loads of his friends came along & even my neighbours all came round to watch the show!
 It was thoroughly enjoyed by adults & children alike – the children all thought it was ‘Awesome !’ & I got lots of very good comments about it from parents afterwards. I was overhearing the kids tell Connor that it was ‘the best party they have ever been to’!
 The animal handler (can’t remember his name), was very very good, he was able to keep the excited children interested & handled the show extremely well & in a very professional manner.
Many thanks again Kate – very best wishes for the future & hopefully I’ll be able to book you again in the future. What you all do is amazing!
— Irene O’Malley

Just wanted to write and tell you what an amazing time everyone had yesterday, Gillian and the animals were brilliant. I had booked Mini Zoo as a surprise and from age 65 to 2 it was a big hit, they all loved it.
— The Brown Family

I just wanted to thank you for Ashtons 3rd birthday party at Duloch yesterday, everyone had a wonderful time and loved all the animals (kids and parents) and a special thanks to the girl (sorry cant remember her name..whoops) she was excellent with all the children and made it really fun and interesting. Would defiantly recommend!
— Jade

We had Lindsay out with her mini zoo on Sat 13th March for my son Adam’s 5th birthday party. It was a huge success and all the children had such a great time. Adam was beside 
himself with excitement at the prospect of being an assistant ranger for the hour! A few of the kids have said it has been the best party they have ever been to! I just wanted to thank both Lindsay and yourself for helping to make his day very special. I have been very vocal about how 
successful it was and hope this in turn brings you lots more business.

Thank you all so much.
— Lynne

We had terri at my sons party yesterday an i can say that she was wonderful, funny, has the patience of several saints, the animals where on there best behaviour although the noise in the house maybe of been the cause,we found her talk so educational for the kids, and us adults all really enjoyed it too,many thanks for a wonderful day. Cammy an Calan will never forget there special party, i will be singing your praises to all who will listen an have placed some of the left over posters in my local shop an community centre,many thanks again for a super experience.
— Pauline Shaw

Just wanted to pass on a big thank you to Linzi for the great show at our daughter’s birthday party on Saturday. Everyone said how great she was and the children all enjoyed it very much. We all asked many questions about the animals which were expertly answered! I was impressed with how professional and organised Linzi was and that she managed to get here through all that snow to be set up perfectly on time.
Thanks again!
—  Jennifer, Gavin & Holly.

Just wanted to send a message to say my daughter Caoimhe had her mini zoo party yesterday and absolutely loved it. Caoimhe and her friends were all talking about it this morning at school.

Terri was amazing some of the boys were getting a little rowdy and she dealt with it well, she is an absolute credit to your company. I will without doubt recommend you to everyone not that I will need to had lots of parents asking for details at the end of the party yesterday. Thank
you very much we all had an amazing day thanks to Terri and the amazing 
animals.
— Cate

Hi, Just a little email to thank you for bringing the mini zoo to Carys and Jamie’s party in Braidwood. All the kids had a great time and I am still getting comments from parents from the nursery about how good it was. I was really impressed with the selection of animals you brought, Carys is still talking about Tango. Thank you very much.
— Lee Dickie

Hi there, 

I just wanted to pass on a huge thank you to Lindsay after the show on Saturday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed Freya’s party and Lindsay did a fantastic job of handling the 25 over-eager kids as well as the animals themselves! Thanks for helping to make the party a great success, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your parties to anyone.
— Debbie

Hi, 
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for today, 
the kids had a ball and Terry was amazing, we had a couple of rowdy boys who she handled superbly and a very late little girl who came in at the last animals, so terry took 5mins before she left to show her all the animals 
she had missed. I was so very impressed and I couldn’t fault it one bit.we will defiantly be recommending you to everyone,I’ve added the link to the photos we took today just incase you would like to see. Zoe is one very happy bunny although I am now wondering how long it will 
take for her to stop asking for a guinea pig, a duck, snake and some mice :) Anyway thanks again, it was fantastic!
— Katie Donaldson

Hi, just wanted to say, once again, a very big thank you to Linzi and her animals (+bugs!) for a fantastic display at my son’s 6th birthday party on 22nd May. All of the kids (and the mums and dads!) had a great time and the kids were absolutely captivated for the full hour of the show. (Kids aside…. I fulfilled a lifelong ambition to hold a live scorpion, and my wife overcame a lifelong fear by holding Stanley the most adorable rat! ps can we buy him?!). There was something for everybody and I’m sure the kids went home buzzing with stories of all of the animals and what they do. Just absolutely fantastic – a real treat for all and Linzi was just great with the kids. A truly unique event. Absolutely brilliant.
— Kirsteen and Andrew Forrest.

Hi Kate,Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to yourself and kevin. what a party! Kevin was amazing, and entertained the children throughout the party, keeping them not only interested, entertained but amazed! Not just the children but the adults too! I can’t thank you both enough! I’ve had numerous calls from parents to ask for pictures from he party as the children haven’t stopped talking about it! Kevin – thank you! your are a professional, and are an exceptional children’s entertainer! thank you so much. :-) the animals were amazing, and the way you captured the childrens attention and imagination was fantastic. And of course – your accent – you had us fooled! lol. Thank you both so much, and I hope you enjoyed the cake :-)
— Jennifer

I booked the animal man for my daughter Breanna’s 3rd birthday party, he was brilliant, well worth the money and would def recommend him to a friend(one of which is booking him already). Adults enjoyed him just as much as the kids. He used the hour well and entertained every age group. I would urge anyone thinkin of booking him to do so.Thank you very much Animal man for making Bree’s birthday so fun.
— Abby, John, Bree and Leila

Hi there.
 Just wanted to say a huge thank you from the family and Regan. Never been to a kids party where every child (and adult) was mesmerised by the show.1st class entertainment, excellent interaction with the children, patience of a saint, and a great all round show. Animal man is a star in our home now. Been raving about it to everyone. 
Thanks again for everything, and hope to see you (all) soon.
— Alan, Gills & Regan

Thanks for an excellent time this morning. The children thoroughly enjoyed it. You’ve certainly raised the bar on childrens parties round here now! 

Thanks again
Chris Browning

We have just had our 3rd visit from the Animal Man. Once again the children were enthralled by the animals. The handler was excellent & allowed the children time to see / touch all the animals. He explained clearly in a child friendly manner about the animals and encouraged the
boys and girls to ask questions which he answered in a simple format. We will be inviting him back again hopefully!
— Carol Corr
adht

It’s a bit of a busy time of year so have been a bit slow sending this e-mail – just wanted to say a huge thank you for the party you did for Katrina on 23 Nov – the kids are still talking about it now and it is the best party she has ever had – think we won’t have party next year as we peaked with Animal Man! – hope all the animals are well even the scary scorpion – Thanks again
— Elaine Lambert

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to “the animal man” for being so patient with all the girls on Saturday, he must have been asked 100’s and 100’s of questions and was very patient with all the girls. They had a fantastic time and loved getting to pet all the animals.

Thanks again for helping make the camp such as success.
— Lesley 
(Girl Guides)

I am just writing to thank you for making our son Lewis’ 6th Birthday party 
so enjoyable on Friday 23 July. The animal man went down a storm. All the 
kids loved him and the adults had a great time too. It amazed me how 
brave all the children were, even when the parents were sitting in a corner 
cowering! There was certainly no shortage of willing volunteers to hold the 
animals.The animal man was one of the best entertainers that I have seen and I 
would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for something a 
wee bit different for their children’s party. 
Thank you very much once again.
— Morag Mullen

Kevin helped us at Finlay’s party early
 today and I wanted to write to say what an absolutely fantastic party Finlay
had. Kevin made such a fabulous effort and all the children had a brilliant 
time. As parents we were absolutely delighted by how well the party went
and very grateful for all Kevin’s input. According to the birthday boy it
was the best party he has ever been too! – Praise indeed!
 I hope you dont mind if we come back to you later in the year when Finlay’s
 brother Archie is due for a birthday party.

Schools and Nursery Testimonials

I would like to thank you on behalf of parents , pupils and staff for
the visit which took place yesterday.
All had a wonderful time. Children were given fantastic opportunities to
hold, stroke, touch, look at such a variety of animals.

Please pass on our thanks to the two handlers.

Hope to see the animals again in the future.
— Elena Convery, 
Head Teacher

Hello
, The animal girl’s visit to our school Friday, 20th November was fantastic! Terry had a great way with the pupils. She took into account the different needs of the pupils and supported them with their fears or uncertainties. The range of animals was super. The sensory experience for many of the children was invaluable. Enjoyed by pupils and children alike! It would be lovely if at some time in the future 
we could have another visit.
 Once again thank you.
— Isobel Davie
 Principal Teacher

St. Patrick’s Nursery: Animal Man came to visit our nursery this month, He brought with him an excellent variety of small animals, which the children loved. He quickly established a rapport with the children and they really enjoyed learning about the animals, and how to look after them. It was a real hands-on experience for them and the first time many of them had had the opportunity to observe small animals so closely. Animal Man was happy to visit our morning and afternoon children and made it easy for staff to plan the visit at just the right time. It was voted a great success all round, and we will certainly ask him to come back to our nursery to visit us again.
— Principal Teacher, Rosalind Gibson

Dear Animal Man, once again you and your wonderful animals have amazed and delighted our children. A funny, witty and informative show which I would recommend by simply saying, “This is the stuff memories are made of”.
— The Poppy Club, Balfron

What a Fantastic way to end our Rainforest Topic. The Roaring Reptile show was such a treat and tied in perfectly with our topic. The show was spectacular from start to finish. It was fun, exciting and the delivery was pitched perfectly to a class of Primary 2 children. We all loved the comedy. The children had a chance to “get up close and personal” with the reptiles and haven’t stopped talking about it. The photos we took are excellent. The show was packed full of interesting and fun facts. We want to thank you for coming to Neilston Primary School. Your performance was full of energy, passion and enthusiasm. Thanks again. –— Lindsey Denny from Neilston Primary School :)

On behalf of the pupils and staff at Troon Primary, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during Science Week. You had obviously put a great deal of time and hard work into preparing for education workshops and for that we are very grateful. All of our classes, from Nursery to P3, loved meeting with your outreach worker and learning about the animals! I will recommend Animal Man to my colleagues in other schools and look forward to working with you again in the future. Science Week was a great success – we have received extremely positive feedback from pupils, parents and staff – thank you very much for helping to bring learning to life for the pupils. We definitely achieved our outcomes, which were to: provide opportunities for the pupils to learn about Science through active, hands-on activities and to foster a life-long interest in science.
Thanks again for your help.
— Fiona Paterson

Petting Zoo and Animal Therapy

I’m writing to you regarding your visit which took place at our ASDA store in Hamilton. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for such a successful day. We really enjoyed the experience in store and we found it to benefit all our customers. It was a very busy day and we also found it to be an educational experience also.
— Emma Gibson, Events Co-ordinator

Animal Therapy certainly worked for everyone at Cartvale. Very entertaining, the residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed the experience of seeing and handling the animals. Well worth the money and will certainly be invited back.
— Christine McIntosh, Manager, Cartvale Care Home

Dear Kevin, Thank you for your visit recently. Residents, staff and visitors all spoke highly of the evening, many saying that it was the most original and beneficial evening that they had. To watch the residents especially many who have end stages of dementia respond to the animals is a wonderful testiment in itself. The following day, many of the residents were still able to recall the evening with fond memories and look forward to another animal therapy evening.
— Joyce Sim, Deputy Matron, Mohsen Care Home

Kevin and his menagerie visited us at Baillieston Care Home and what a great time we had. the afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by residents, visitors and staff, many whom had not seen “real live” animals for many years. The opportunity to touch, stroke and watch the animals certainly gave our residents a great deal of please-especially those suffereing dementia.
— Baillieston Care Home

Dear Mr McMillan, I write to thank you for visiting Balmanno House and advise that our residents thoroughly enjoyed the range of animal you brought along, which proved to be very stimulating for them and we would certainly welcome another visit in the future.
Miss M.W. Crawford, Matron, Balmanno House 

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