Guide to planning a reptile birthday in Melbourne.
Animal Party Melbourne- Planning a kids party can be stressful! There is the cake, party food, venue, party bags and the all the mess to clean up at the end, but when we see the smiles on our kids faces its all worth it in the end.
In this guide we take you through hiring a mobile zoo, what space is required, minimum recommend age and where to source some awesome zoo party supplies from.
First thing is first, hiring a wildlife company for a kids party is the easy part, its recommend to book a few months in advanced as most are booked out every week. The way to book a party is by calling 1300 438 945 and talking to one of our friendly staff.
Our Animal parties are unique and fun, we bring animals from all over Australia into your lounge room to captivate the audience on hand, kids and adults alike! Our shows are educational and kids will get opportunity to hold and get photos with our Aussie animals.
The birthday boy or girl will help out with the presentation as our junior zookeepers if they feel comfterbol to do so, and we try and make everyone feel safe and at ease around our animals.
Our presenters are highly trained professionals in the industry, from zoologists to marine biologist, our team has a diverse understanding of all things wild.
Can we have a wildlife party indoors or outdoors?
Some animal party providers will present indoors and outdoors, including us, but we can only do outdoor shows when the weather is fine and there is minimum wind, if there is to much wind, we are unable to set up our banners. We recommend indoor shows for the reason being you will not need a back up plan if it rains, or if it is to hot, since we can not work in rain or extreme heat. We also have to think about our precious cargo, the animals!
Animals such as reptiles are sensitive to the cold weather and did you know reptiles can also overheat just like we can! So its up to our presenters to regulate their body temperature and it can get very tricky in extreme weather. The other hand, mammals have thick Victorian fur coats, and really feel the heat in the summer, the ideal temperature for a reptile party would be 20-25 degrees indoors.
Animal party price Melbourne?
How much is a reptile or animal party in Melbourne?
Average price in Melbourne $350-$500
Our price for a kids animal party is;
8 animals including snakes, lizards, turtles, a crocodile and frogs.
$400.00 for weekdays and SaturdayS.
$450.00 for Sundays and public holidays.
8 animals including snakes, lizards, a crocodile, wallabys or a kangaroo, dingo and possums.
$450.00 for weekdays and Saturdays.
$500.00 for a Sunday and public holidays.
Prices include G.S.T and travel within 150 kms from Mount Egerton Victoria.
Expensive or not?
It may seem expensive to hire an animal party presenter but you have to think about the additional costs that drive our prices up such as
- Wages and super and tax.
- Fuel, van maintenance and vehicle cost.
- Public Liability Insurance ($20 million cover)
- Van Insurance
- Worksafe Insurance
- Feeding and upkeep of over 100 specialist animals.
- Animal power usage ( equivalent to that of a household of 25 people)
- Building and maintenance of enclosures
The list goes on! Pricing for reptile and animal parties may seem excessive but if you think about all the time and effort and money that goes into the final product, you start to realize, its not so bad!
Space needed for a reptile or animal party?
The ideal amount of space is 4-5 meters wide by 4-5 meters deep, we sit the kids down in a single line arching around like a semi circle facing the presenter.
Recommended age for a kids reptile or animal party?
The recommended age for a wildlife party is 3+, although we will cater for younger children, we don’t generally recommend it, crying and loud noise can really upset the animals and make the show really hard to perform.
We take the health and safety of our animals very seriously.
Where to find awesome party decor!
If you search for ‘reptile’ or ‘animal party’ into google you will find some awesome ideas through Pintrest and other sites, Esty is also another good site where you can buy creative items including; snake venom labels for water bottles, green table cloths, green plates, cups, streamers ect.