*Whether you decide to book with us or not, please make sure that whoever you do decide to book with is accredited to operate. Organisations operating animal encounters should EITHER have a zoo licence if operating with exotic birds or mammals, or an exemption if just invertebrates, domestic mammals and the more commonly kept species of reptiles. Any organisations without either of these two are operating illegally and may have questionable animal welfare! Help us to maintain high animal welfare standards by not supporting these organisations! Wild Encounters is proud to be fully zoo licenced.*
Have a party with a difference, have an animal party!!! Fantastic fun (and educational) for kids and adults of all ages! Perfect for smaller parties (recommended max 20 guests or less), see and touch some of our amazing animals and learn all about them! With plenty of interactive opportunities with the animals its so fun even the 'big kids' will love it. We bring a random and varied mixture of animals along as part of this package which generally involves a selection of birds, small mammals, reptiles/amphibians and creepy crawlies. Whole duration approx 1 hour.
COMMUNION SEASON - As communions tend to be bigger events than your average birthday party and we do multiple bookings in a day during this time, to keep with consistency across bookings, all parties booked during the communion season will require a 2nd presenter package as standard at +€40.
||Fri-Sun (and bank hols)
||Mon-Thurs (not including bank hols)
|1 hour, 1 presenter
|Communion season - 1 hour, 2 presenters (weekends)
Travel costs may apply in some areas. Please see 'Further information and booking a visit' to see if you're affected. Please note, for animal welfare reasons we do not travel further than 1 and a 1/2 hours from our base in Coolyroe, Co. Limerick.
Further Information and Booking a visit
Wild Encounters is run by a team with a zoological and educational career background that have extensive knowledge in exotic animal husbandry and training. Some of our animal ambassadors have taken up residence at Wild Encounters after no longer being wanted by their previous owners or were under inadequate care. Therefore we do not endorse or advocate any of our animal ambassadors as pets to the general public as part of the exotic pet trade.
If you do not own the venue where the event is taking place then written permission must be obtained from the owner and sent to us prior to our visit.
Visits take place during the day. For animal welfare reasons we do not do visits past 6pm
We regret, due to animal welfare reasons, we cannot travel more than 1 and a 1/2 hours from Coolyroe, Co. Limerick. Any destinations within a 70km drive from our address incur no additional travel charges. Any over this will incur a travel cost of 40cents per km over the initial 70km free distance.
Parking must be made available on or adjacent to venue for safe and quick loading and unloading of animals.
We will try, wherever possible, to cater to requests for specific animals but regret that we cannot always guarantee it.
Please contact us if you have any further queries or are interested in making a booking.