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Bringing Learning To Life

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Exotic Explorers owners, Ben & Puri

Award-Winning Animal Education in and around Essex

Exotic Explorers promise to offer you an animal experience you'll never forget. Choose from over 70 species of animals including Birds of Prey, Skunks, Snakes, Lizards and Tarantulas!

We cater for Schools, Higher Education, Weddings, Personal Experiences, Parties, SEN, Corporate Events, Fetes/Events and more.

We are a mobile zoo, and our coverage areas include Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire and sometimes further out (See our FAQs for details).

We are based in Essex and the company was set up by professional and highly experienced Zoo Keepers that have animal welfare and education at our hearts.

We aim to bring learning to life.

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Covid-19 Update

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to run our services as normal again.

For those taking part in an encounter, wearing a mask is a personal preference. We are also happy to wear masks on request.

Strict hand-sanitising before and after touching our animals will remain.

We also actively encourage Lateral Flow Covid Tests before any event to keep both your guests and our staff safe.

We thank you so much for all your support.🙏🏻💫

Our Services

Schools

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Our educational visits to schools include exciting, educational talks, following the national curriculum, along with a chance to get up close and personal with some of our amazing animals. See more

VIP Encounter

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Choose from our Owls, Reptiles, Inverts and Furry experiences. Learn amazing facts about these beautiful animals, how to care for them and how to handle them safely. See more

SEN

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Animals have a special way of bringing a smile to anyone's day. We can visit care homes, therapy centers, SEN groups, hospices and more. See more

Parties

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If you want a party that everyone will be talking about, look no further. Whether animal mad or looking to expand your knowledge on something new, we have the Animal Party package for you. See more

Fetes / Events

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Looking for that special something to make your event stand out? We can Provide a Static Animal Display with a Marquee, animal handling sessions and educational talks. See more

Misc

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Our other services include Care Homes/Hospices, Film & Photography, Groups & Clubs and Corporate Events. See more

Testimonials

These guys were absolutely fantastic for my daughters' birthday. Really well organised and professional and so knowledgeable and with a genuine care for their animals. They were happy to answer questions from both children and adults and share their love of these animals with us. We could choose the animals we met and went for reptiles and insects, and all of them - even the huge python - were so well socialised and cared for that our 4 month old could stroke and interact with them and my 2 yr old could hold them. She was delighted at the little frog - what a valuable and memorable experience for everyone, and the start I hope of a love for all animals that lasts a lifetime.
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Sarah Birthday Party
Wow!!! We had an amazing ‘Virtual School Trip’ with Exotic Explorers. I emailed enquiring a predator package to fit in with our school topic and these guys certainly delivered! The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals, watching them eat on camera and get to have a live Q+A with Ben and Puri. Children at home were also able to join in with the experience meaning they have not missed out on any learning and that when they return we can base lessons around the talk and they will understand what we are talking about! I have already recommended to other staff at my school who are looking at when they can book them in! Thank you guys so much! The children loved it (and so did the parents at home).
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ToniVirtual Experience
Ben, Puri, Carol and a selection of their incredible animals visited our prep school today to deliver 4 sessions to Years 2-6 and we were absolutely thrilled with the experience. The whole team were so knowledgeable about the animals and everyone (including all of the teachers) learned so much from them. The animals were clearly well looked after and all 3 of the team obviously cared a lot about their welfare and made sure that all of them, and our children, were always comfortable. All of the children had a chance to handle the animals safely if they wanted to, and it was lovely that some of the animals were free to roam around the floor space rather than always being held and/or passed. They gave us so much information and were able to answer all of the weird and wonderful questions thrown at them by the children. And of course the whole team are so friendly and accommodating. Honestly I've seen a LOT of animal experiences in different settings in my time and yours was by far the most educational! And probably the best experience-wise in general as the children had so many opportunities to interact with the animals and just "be" with them and around them, rather than a stroke and move on. So glad that we came across Exotic Explorers and already looking ahead to when we can have them back! Thoroughly recommend.
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Jo GeorgiouOaklands School
WOW These guys visited our school yesterday for our Summer Fair and I can honestly say this was absolutely brilliant... They had an amazing selection of different animals and the children really enjoyed the up close interaction. Ben and the team gave all the kids lots of time to hold the snakes,ferrets, pygmy hedgehogs, fancy mice and their two gorgeous brother and sister barn owls (the stars of the show for me)... Lots of information and facts for children and parents. Brilliant day and a massive thank you for coming!
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Victoria Summer Fair
We had such a fabulous Harry Potter party in October for my sons birthday. Having Exotic Explorers present with owls, dragons and snakes lifted the whole day. The kids had a blast taking photos with the owls and holding the other animals AND the adults really loved it too (especially the snakes)! We had parents staying until late at night talking about the fantastic party! The team were really knowledgeable and the experience was very educational. They took their time with all participants and made sure that all kids and adults who wanted could have a go at interacting with the animals. Overall such a superb day, we are already thinking of which animals we could include in a family gathering in the spring! 5 stars, would recommend to anyone!
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Karin Harry Potter Themed Party
An amazing day with these guys. Our school children loved seeing their animals. The team were amazing with the children. Thank you 🙂.
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Kristy School Visit

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1 Kensington Road
Pilgrim's Hatch
Brentwood
Essex
CM15 9LG

Ben: 07877 701461
Puri: 07561 074340
Email: info@exoticexplorers.co.uk

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