Amazing Animal Encounters provide educational static displays, animal handling for education and therapeutic purposes, pet and wildlife help and advice, within 40 miles from our smallholding between Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and Tonbridge. We are fully insured and licenced. Accredited by The Children's Activities Association and member of the Pet Industry Federation and Pet Services Association 2019
Please note "Bark" only have the category "Mobile Petting Zoo Entertainment" to describe animal encounters. 'Animal Encounters' is the correct professional term for the service we provide. Our services are for educational and therapeutic services and we are not 'party entertainers' . We also provide static displays which are traditionally known as "petting corners" or "petting zoos" although the term "petting" is now discouraged as it gives the wrong impression of how a professional animal encounter is conducted.
I love the therapeutic sessions the most - where just spending a little time with someone and giving them the opportunity to interact with the animals has a very positive impact on their quality of life, their outlook and their general well being. You leave with a great big smile on your face knowing you have done something wonderful for someone else
What inspired you to start your own business?
I've been teaching my own children, and countless others, to love and respect animals and wildlife since 2005, when we started accepting unwanted animals into our home. Amazing Animal Encounters was born to support pets in need and was so popular, I left my job as a support youth worker at Kent County Council and went full time in 2011.
Why should our clients choose you?
We are the only animal encounter business accredited by The Children's Activities Association
We provide a safe, loving family home to the animals that are rehomed here
We don't travel long distances, entertain large numbers, perform an outlandish show or give out sweets or party bags. We concentrate on providing an educational experience and the perfect environment for them to live in back at home. We present ourselves and the animals with dignity and respect.
There's no kissing crocodiles, snakes around necks or creatures on heads - their welfare and your well being come first
I have 14 years experience working with children and young people, with a background in pre-school activity leading and youth work.
Each year, we try to lessen our impact on the environment further and help educate and encourage others to do so to and this is a strong part of our company mission.
We follow the Animal-Assisted Interventions: Code of Practice for the UK, the Animal Welfare Act 2006, the Animal Welfare Act 2018, the RSPCA's 5 Freedoms and implement the 5 categories of enrichment.
We are happy to provide paperwork.
Our PLI, ELI, Risk Assessment, Performing Animals Licence, Equal Opportunities Policy, Safeguarding Policy, Method Statement and DBS certificates have been checked by an independent body and we are member of The Pet Industry Federation and Pet Services Association