• Very good. Lots of information for the more able without overwhelming others. We really enjoyed the visit.
    – St Wilfred's School, Ripon
  • Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the party and Jo managed to keep 28 children very well controlled! Well done!
    – Dawn Lawton, York
  • George, his brothers and friends really enjoyed the party. Something tells me we will be seeing Animals In-Tuition again!
    – Rebecca Hasson, Krkby Malzeard
  • Very informative, children liked the variety, great delivery and explanations
    – Kings Oak Primary School, Barnsley
  • Highly recommended. Excellent party, Andrew was very patient with all the children.
    – Lorraine Donnelly, Stockport

  • We all really enjoyed your visit. A great experience for all. Thank you very much.
    – Bankside Primary School, Leeds
  • We had a super time and the children enjoyed it very much, thank you.
    – Hope Valley and Tideswell Guides
  • Very informative, children liked the variety, great delivery and explanations
    – Kings Oak Primary School, Barnsley
  • George, his brothers and friends really enjoyed the party. Something tells me we will be seeing Animals In-Tuition again!
    – Rebecca Hasson, Krkby Malzeard
  • Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the party and Jo managed to keep 28 children very well controlled! Well done!
    – Dawn Lawton, York


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Our visits include schools, nurseries, residential homes, youth clubs, children's parties and many other organisations. 

Here are a few examples of what some of them had to say about us:


"A fantastic minibeasts workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and Andrew pitched it at the right level for the children and they learnt lots of new information. Thank you so much! "

 St Peter's C.E Primary Ashton-Under-Lyne


"This was a great visit and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.  Thank you."

Driffield Infant School 


"Highly recommended. Excellent party, Andrew was very patient with all the children."

Lorraine Donnelly, Stockport


"Perfect level for the children (3-5 years) with extra details given when children asked questions.  Delivery was clear and the children listened to the information that was given with interest."

Forest Town Primary School, Mansfield


"They all loved it "best party ever" - it was brilliant - loved the tattoos as well!"

Eluned Smith, Manchester


"Jo had very good strategies to gain the children's interest and attention.  The content and delivery was excellent."

Royd Infant School, Sheffield


"Well beyond our expectations.  Andrew was a true gentleman, very helpful, great with the kids and kind to the animals.  Top man."

Martin Green, Manchester


"We all really enjoyed your visit.  A great experience for all.  Thank you very much."

Bankside Primary School, Leeds


"We were thrilled and would not hesitate to pass on your name to anyone else.  Thank you so much,  for your time and professionalism."

Moorfield Pre School, Stockport


"Very good. Lots of information for the more able without overwhelming others.  We really enjoyed the visit."

St Wilfred's School, Ripon


"The visit was to inspire and enrich the children's vocabulary about look, habitat, eating, moving, feeling etc and  was spot on!"

Manston St James Primary School, Leeds


" I was very happy with the presentation.  I thought you were very patient and understanding with the children."

Shirley McGurrin, Stockport


"George, his brothers and friends really enjoyed the party.  Something tells me we will be seeing Animals In-Tuition again!"

Rebecca Hasson, Krkby Malzeard


"Everyone was raving about it.  Highly recommended."

Joanne O'Hare, Manchester


"Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the party and Jo managed to keep 28 children very well controlled!  Well done!"

Dawn Lawton, York


"We had a super time and the children enjoyed it very much, thank you."

Hope Valley and Tideswell Guides


"A nice mixture of unusual, exotic animals, interesting to see or hold."

Reach Team, Wakefield


"Very informative and knowledgeable, matched to the children perfectly.  Thankyou !"

Reinwood Infant School, Huddersfield


"Thank you so much!  We really enjoyed your visit.  It was pitched just right!"

St Margaret's C of E School, Horsforth


"The visit was exciting, hands on, and the children got so much from the experience"

Robert Wilkinson Primary School, York


"Thank you very much - all comments were very favourable and we felt that Marie managed the large group of children very well"

Adoption Support Services, Hull


"Thank you for a wonderful service - it created a fantastic buzz for the children during Easter"

Fenwick Ltd.


"Very Suitable! you introduced the animals in a way that kept the children's attention"

Melissa Pugh, Stockport


"You were excellent, very enthusiastic, passionate and related well to chidren. A hit!"

Jenny and Mark Pepper, Stockport


"The visit met our expectations, it was excellent"

Brotherton and Byram Primary School, Pontefract


"The range of animals was just right for the age group"

Norris Bank Primary School, Stockport


"Marie was great with the children.  It was a huge success. We will recommend you"

A Langworth, Scarborough


"Fantastic, really informative but fun, and the children were encouraged to ask questions"

Ruth Provan, Stockport


"The children benefitted from seeing animals with an exoskeleton and retained a lot of information"

Barlby Primary School, Selby


"The children enjoyed the party and continued to talk about it for days after.  They enjoyed being able to touch/handle many of the animals"

Nikki Dallas, Stockport


"Range of animals was very good. Delivery and information provided was excellent"

Little London Primary School, Leeds


"Both sessions were for children with disabilities, you pitched each animal at a simple informative level so that the groups could understand"

ABC Support Groups, Stockport


"A really good selection of animals that he children don't get the chance to see"

Taxal and Fernilee Primary School, High Peak


"I could see the children literally soaking up the information presented about the animals!"

Ninelands Primary School, Leeds


"Excellent.  Very good feedback from visitors.  Thank you for a great day"

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Pickering


"Year 2 really enjoyed the experience.  A perfect fit for our rain forest / animals in warm places topic"

West Meadows Primary School, Barnsley


"It was very interesting and informative.  Adapted very well to the children's level"

Burton Leonard Primary School, Harrogate


"You were great with the children and was very knowledgeable about  the animals.  Will wholeheartedly recommend him to others"

Angela Benk, Stockport


"Exactly what the children needed.  Spot on!"

Selby Community Primary School, Selby


"You captured the children's attention - good feedback from their parents"

Mike Proctor, Stockport


"Just right - super balance between information and handling / observation"

Churwell Primary School, Leeds


"Huge confidence boost for all the children.  Presented really well and informative."

Signpost Young Carers, Stockport


"You were able to pitch the vocab and info given at the right level to the different ages.  Thank you!"

Great Smeaton Primary School, Northallerton


"Every class was impressed.  All the children were focussed and interested.  Brilliant!"

South Heindley Junior and Infant School, Barnsley


"Each child had the opportunity to observe and touch each animal"

St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Stalybridge


"The children were attentive and enjoyed all the sessions.  Content delivered at appropriate levels and pace for all the groups"

Austhorpe Primary School, Leeds


" A wonderful experience for all the children"

Wombwell Park Street Primary School, Barnsley


"We were delighted with the whole experience.  I will recommend anyone to use you.  Thank you so much"

Michelle Crowther, Selby 


"It really complemented our rain forest work"

Monk Primary School, Leeds


"It was just the right information for our aged children"

Sunflower Day Nursery, Scarborough


"Andrew was excellent, he really explained everything well and was very helpful, the children loved him"

Amanda McDonald, Stockport


"Brilliant! The children were excited by all the animals they met, mammals, mini beasts, amphibians and reptiles"

Knavesmire Primary School, York


"The kids thought it was great!"

Sue Allass, Scarborough


"Pitched Perfrectly for year 6"

Manley Park Primary School, Manchester


"Parents thought it was a fabulous party. Cannot recommend you and Animals In-Tuition highly enough"

Linda Lanigan, Stockport


"We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of Arthur's party. Very appropriate and professional"

Kathy Sturges, York


" was brilliant with the children. It was fantastic to see the smiles on the children's faces!"

Mrs Elliot, Stockport


"Perfect for our bug crazy boys" 

Mrs Wardle, York


"It was even better than expected - I was really pleased with the variety of animals."

Alderley Edge School for Girls


"Pitched perfectly for the different abilities of our pupils - Thank you for another excellent visit."

The Snaith School


"All the children were thrilled with the animals shown."

Mrs Reynoldson, Scarborough


"All of the parents have made a point of saying how interetsing and original it was. Very fascinating - brilliant."

Mrs Pittman, Stockport


"It was very informative and very well presented, my 11 year old twins really enjoyed their party."

Mrs Lake, Scarborough


"Brilliant,  really good with the children and made the party an excellent experience for us all."

Mrs Fisher, Stockport


"Content was very good, would recommend to others."

The Wellspring, Stockport


"My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the party, it was lovely - Thanks."

Mrs Botterill, York


"A most enjoyable and informative evening.  Thank you very much."

14th Burbage Cub / Scout Group, York


"The animals were a lovely range for the kids and of course they especially enjoyed the snake and tarantula!"

Rebecca Mize, Batley



Lisa Rowntree, York


"It was better than expected! The children and adults were enthralled with the experience - we'll never forget it!  It was an excellent party, worth every penny!

Dawn Naylor, Leeds


"It exceeded our expectations -  completely professional allowing the children to ask questions and feel relaxed throughout the session."

Greenside Children's Centre, Stockport


"Excellent level, and delivery was perfect...brilliant session for all ages."

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle


"Very educational and enjoyable."

Barrowcliffe Junior School, Scarborough


"It was fantastic that the children got to hold the snake and get up close with the other animals."

St Francis Primary School, Leeds


"Parents commented that the content was "spot on" and "ideal" for the age range of the children present."

Filey Children's Centre, Filey


"A great range of animals to suit each and every child."

St Chads Scout Group, York


"It was lovely to do something different, rather than another party at a soft play centre. Thank you!"

Corinne Hunter, Batley


"Samye had a wonderful time and will have some fabulous memories.  Thank you for your calm approach and kindness."

Teresa Dwyer-Smith, Stockport


"Feedback from the parents said that the children could not stop talking about the animals!"

Jenni Kirkwood, York


"Fantastic, worth every penny, best visit from a group in a long time."

Skidby Primary School, Skidby 


"Brilliant addition to our sponsored walk and fun day. Fantastic response from the children. Well done!"

Newcastle Building Society


"It was lovely to see such a variety of animals, the hedgehog was really cute."

Mrs Cox, Scarborough


"The afternoon went great! The children have not yet stopped talking about it. Thank you."

Tracey Andrews, Stockport


"The kids loved the animasl and my daughter was allowed to hold her first tarantula!"

Ros Salkeld, Batley


"Fabulous event - thank you"

Gillian Ainsley, Girlguiding Leeds


"Exellent. We were very impressed with the how you dealt with the children."

Ella Ford-Smith, Stockport


"It was ideal.  Even children that were afraid of animals got involved as they saw their friends with the animals and realised there was nothing to be afraid of."

Melissa Mountford, York


"Very good. The children really enjoyed their experience in a relaxed atmosphere."

Heather Bickerton, Stay and Play, Stockport


"Excellent hands on experience pitched at exactly the right level!"

Poppleton Road Primary School, York


"A truly memorable experience - some of the girls said it was the best party they had ever been to!"

Mrs Broadbent, Stockport


"This has been an excellent experience for the children and staff."

Driffield Infant School, Driffield


" exceeded our expectations before, during and after his presentation."

Denton Children's Centre, Denton


"The children learned about a range of animals and how they can be cared for."

Elloughton Primary School, Elloughton


"It was a very professional and friendly session." 

St Aelreds RC Primary School, York


"Very appropriate level and sensitivity too the needs of the children, particularly those with additional needs."

Charnwood Nursery, Stockport


"Our daughter would love to find another reason to have a party soon as she enjoyed herself with her friends and the animals so much."

Mrs Locke, Stockport


"Excellent. The information given reinforced prior learning and also extended their learning."

St George's RC Primary School, Scarborough


"Fantastic - being able to hold the animals was great."

Wrayfield Rainbow Nursery, Scarborough


" fantastic,  pitched it perfectly to the different age ranges and for a blind child."

Mrs Taylor-Cox, Stockport


"We all thought the day was wonderful and all the children loved it."

South Ossett Infants School, Ossett


"Over and beyond our expectations. Perfect."

Mrs Roe, Stockport


"A wonderful day, lots of positive comments from families."

Sure Start Children's Centre, Heckmondwike


"Thanks so much. One of those moments the children will remember for ages!"

Buxton Primary School, Buxton


"All of the animals fascinated all the children. Spot on!"

Peel Hall Primary School, Wythenshawe


"A successful visit: we would definately use this service again and recommend them."

Flamborough Primary School, Flambrough


"You were well organised and it was lovely that all the children were able to participate and hold the animals."

Biggin Hill Primary School, Hull


"A very good visit, pitched at the right level that held the Beavers attention for so long that we over ran."

Copmanthorpe Beavers, York


"It was a fabulous experience for staff and children alike."

Snaith Primary School, Snaith


"Really pleased with the animal party,  great with the children, will be recommending to others."

Mrs Jackson, Stockport


"The children absolutely loved handling the animals - a wonderful experience!"

Whirley Primary School, Macclesfield


"Well paced and structured."

Nawton Primary School, York


"Perfect, it has been our best party.  Even the grownups were asking questions!"

Mrs Church, York


"Both children and staff really enjoyed it and learned lots of new and interesting facts."

Bradshaw Hall Primary School, Stockport


"Very good. The Brownies and adults love it."

14th Scarborough St Columba Brownies


 "Marie was very calm and re-assuring towards our guests which helped enhance the experience for them."

Wilf Ward Trust, Pickering


“Perfect – excellent stimulus for topic”
Hill House School, Doncaster

“The range of animals fitted the plan perfectly”

Barwic Parade Primary School, Selby


 "Marie has a calm, natural way of putting information over so the children are learning without realising it."

North Bridlington Library


 “Content was appropriate for Year 1 and Year 2 children and was Jo presented in an interesting way which held the children’s attention”
Acomb Primary School, York


“The children enjoyed the close contact with the animals.  It promoted observation skills and the children are still talking about what they saw”
Buckingham Primary School, Hull


“Children, teachers and parents all gave very positive comments.  Thank you Jo for making our science week a success”
Gomersal First School, Cleckheaton

“Asked for mini beasts and Andrew brought in the appropriate insects to engage and enthuse the children”

Torkington Primary School, Stockport

“The children had been learning about mini beasts and the visit allowed the children to experience the first hand!...invaluable!”
Brotherton and Byram Primary School, Pontefract


“Very informative – children liked the variety – great delivery and explanations”
Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre, Barnsley


“The content and delivery were exactly right for this age group.  The children were excited and enthralled by your delivery and enthusiasm”

East Whitby Community Primary School, Whitby


“This was a visit to a residential care home for the elderly – they loved it!”

The Hall Residential Care Home, Scarborough


“It was definitely appropriate to the children’s level of understanding.  It was good that rules and expectations were set”

Hempland Primary School, York


“Very enjoyable – the children loved the experience”
Airedale Infant school, Castleford


“Jo was extremely patient with the children, giving them the opportunity to handle the animals and to ask questions”
Beech Infant and Junior School, Huddersfield



“A thoroughly enjoyable evening which went extremely well. Thank you!”
1st Bishopthorpe Brownies, York


“The children were only 3, 4 and 5 and your delivery and the information you gave was ‘spot on’! Many thanks”

Pickering Infant School, Pickering


“It especially fitted in well with our work on Australia”

Hallgate Infant School, Hull


 "This was a taster session for the children, and it was an excellent selection of animals."

Taxal and Fernilee Primary School, Whaley Bridge


“The children and staff were fascinated by the animals”

Burton Grange Children’s Centre, Barnsley


“The level of information was very age appropriate, as was the language used”

Buffer Bears Nursery, Selby


“The children were engaged and full of questions”

St Giles School, Pontefract


“The sessions tied in nicely with our ‘Eco Week’ theme.  We never realised the emergence of a hermit crab could be so spellbinding!”

Cliffe Primary School, Selby

“Good Rapport with the children.  Good behaviour management strategies”

Oyster Park Infant School, Wakefield



“Jo explained to the children so they understood and they sat very well because of this”
Ducklings Nursery, York


“Each pupil had ample opportunity to investigate and explore”

Lister Lane Special School, Bradford


“Highly recommended!  Practical and informative and very interactive”

Richard Newman Primary School, Barnsley


Excellent day and a wonderful experience for the children”

Harehills Primary School, Leeds


“Really enjoyable, residents loved it!”

Scarborough Hall and Lodge, Scarborough


“Excellent. Patient appropriate vocabulary, lovely manner with the children”

Greenacres School, Barnsley



“Thanks. The children really enjoyed the visit which pulled together much of our recent topic work and science work”

Hambleton Primary School, Selby


“As always, brilliant”

Haxby Playgroup, York


“The children really enjoyed the experience”

High View Primary Learning Centre, Barnsley


“We enjoyed our sessions with Jo and found the presentation exciting and valuable”

Holme Upon Spalding Moor Primary School, York


“Very good.  All the children were able to experience the animals ‘hands on’ “

Scarcroft Primary School, York


“An excellent session for the children, pitched just at the right level.  Was very pleased to see how the special needs child reacted”

Horbury Primary School, Wakefield


“Superb. We asked for nocturnal animals and the range was brilliant”

Dringhouses Primary School, York


“The children had a great time, a fantastic experience, thank you”

Grewelthopre Primary School, Ripon



“A very enjoyable experience for the whole of both key stages”

Kirk Smeaton Primary School, Pontefract


“Brilliant, well worth it”

Foston Primary School, York



Knavesmire Primary School, York


“It was very good, and the explanation informed, as well as inspired the children”

Gilthwaites First School, Huddersfield


“The children all remembered the extra information and many wrote about it”

Riccall Community School, York


“Met all our expectations, and more”

Knottingley Junior and Infant School, Wakefield


“Excellent presentation for all age groups”

Carr Infant School, York


“All information was delivered at a level suitable for the children in Foundation stage.  The children enjoyed asking questions and talking about their experiences”

Moss Road Infant School, Doncaster


“Very good value for money”

Rawcliffe Bridge School, Goole


“Excellent, thank you!”

Manston St Jame’s Primary School, Leeds


“The presentation was excellent, held the children’s interest for two hours!”

Skelton Newby Hall Primary School, Ripon


“Thank you so much Jo – it was exactly what we hoped – enjoyed by adults and children alike!”
Norton Infant school, Doncaster


“Very interesting and exciting” 
St Helen’s Catholic Primary School, Barnsley


“The sessions fulfilled many science objectives and provided a great stimulus for writing”

Field Lane Junior and Infant School, Batley


“The language and information was appropriate to the children’s age”

St George’s Primary School, York


“Children were so enthusiastic about the visit and we were able to do so much follow up work. Thank you”

Pentland Infant and Nursery School, Dewsbury


“Many thanks for a great morning.  All the children went home raving!!!”

Read Lower Junior School, Drax


“All the staff and children thought the day was excellent.  It was a great opportunity for our children to see animals and handle them”

Lydgate Junior and Infant School, Batley


“A very good range, Marie was very informative. Thank you.”

Scarborough Pupil Referral Unit, Scarborough


“It was perfect for our age range and suited our needs as an out of school club”

Turnbridge Out of School Club, Goole


“A good pace.  Lots of interesting information”

Roecliffe Primary School, York


“You gave good examples of the different groups of animals”

Naburn Primary School, York


“Catered for all abilities, particularly good for stretching higher achievers”

Selby Abbey Primary School, Selby


“Very good – the children enjoyed the visit and it was age appropriate”

Upton Primary School, Pontefract


“A very valuable activity that was much appreciated by staff and pupils alike”

The Snaith School, Goole


“Children really enjoy the animal visits and we would definitely recommend you to other schools”

Boynton Primary School, Bridlington


“This was a truly wonderful day for the children and staff!! Thank you very much indeed”

Pontefract Road Primary School, Barnsley



“What was covered was exactly as requested”

St James Primary School, Hull


“Excellent! The children were able to build on what we’d been learning”

Springvale Primary School, Barnsley


“All the children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and were fascinated by the creepy crawlies and animals”

Tiddlywinks Private Day Nursery, York


“Enjoyed very much.  See you next year please”

Riverside Primary School, Tadcaster


 “An exciting and enjoyable visit”

 New Pasture Lane Primary School, Bridlington


“Thank you for providing informative sessions that were appropriate for the differing age groups”

West Meadows Primary School, Barnsley



“Thank you for the visit and expertise.  The children really enjoyed it!”

Wilberfoss Primary School, York


 “The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit, especially being able to handle the animals”

Wistow Smart Start Pre School, Selby


“The tone was just right – pitched at just the right level”

St Paul’s Nursery School, York



“Jo was excellent, she communicated information very well.  The children (and staff!) were fascinated”

Horbury Bridge Junior and Infant School, Wakefield


“I enjoyed getting to touch the animals and learning about them”

Year 6 child, St George’s Primary School, Hull


 “The visit fully met our expectations”

Green Hedges Day Nursery, Scarborough


“Perfect – lots of hands on opportunities.  Delivery was calm and encouraging”

Burlington Pre School, Bridlington

“Thank you very much Marie, the children loved the animals”

Angela Hodgson, Children’s Party


“A very enjoyable experience!”

Sinnington Youth Club, York


“The visit fully met our expectations because it provided opportunities to touch and see unusual animals”

Westfield Primary Community School, York


“An excellent combination of information and entertainment”

North Bridlington Library, Bridlington


“Very friendly, informative and enthusiastically presented.  The children were absolutely captivated!”

Leavening Primary School, York


“Thank you for a very unusual and enjoyable treat”
Bardsey Primary School, Leeds