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28 April 2020

18 Up

Charlotte Cares

We are delighted to announce that our 18th Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winner is Charlotte Fenna. .Charlotte has been known to ADO since the start of 2019, where she started by volunteering to benefit herself and ADO. Charlotte was at college studying Animal Management, whilst also volunteering at an animal charity and still wanted to do more.

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20 March 2020

ADO Preschool Closure

ADO Preschool Closure

In line with the government directive released on Wednesday 18th March 2020, the ADO Preschool Nursery will be closing and will not be open until further notice on Monday 23rd March 2020.

Following today's confirmed advice from the Bexley Early Years team, all nurseries will be closed on Monday to all children, the only exception to this is, if they are serving vulnerable children (with EHC Plans or Children’s Social Care involvement) or the children of Keyworkers. For further information on designated Keyworkers, please click HERE>

ADO have confirmed that we are not in a position to meet these exceptions, therefore we will be closing our setting in line with the government directive.

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17 March 2020

Coronavirus Update - 17th Mar 2020

Latest Advice From Public Health England and ADO Update

As our duty to inform parent-carers of the very latest updates from Public Health England, the situation has rapidly developed over the last few days. Until we are told by the authorities to close, ADO will continue to provide both our early years and alternative provision services for as long as our own resources allow. These are very testing times for everyone and we, as an important community service provider, are doing our upmost to ensure the safety of your children and young people in care for as long as we can. As wth all service providers the loss of some of our staff through self-isolation will impact our business, although we have been planning for this since the outbreak and have some robust strategies in place to cope.  

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05 March 2020

That's 17 Winners

Owen Is Such A Good Sport

We are delighted to announce that our 17th Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winner is Owen Anderson. .Yes that's our 17th award winner. Incredible!  We can not thank the Jack Petchey foundation enough for their ongoing support for our young people and mentors and providing them with some aims and objectives in their personal development, so that when they are ready to start their careers, they can build upon the experience thay have gained with ADO. Owen works with our ADO Mini-Explorers Preschool team as a very popular mentor and its great to see how his confidence has continued to grow in his role.

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11 February 2020

Best AAA - Private Healthcare Awards 2020

Best Animal Assisted Therapy Services - UK

For the fourth year running, The ADO Therapy team have picked up a prize at the GHP Private Healthcare Awards. In previous years we have won the awards for the London and South-East region, but this year we have been awarded our best ever recognition of services for the UK! Yet again, the therapeutic services we offer are still being recognised as groundbreaking and holistic and our award of 'Best Animal Assisted Therapy Services - UK' is a tremendous achievement once again.

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07 February 2020

Latest Health Updates Concerning Coronavirus

Coronavirus Latest News

As a responsible provider of education and therapy services, we will be continually monitoring the situation with regards to the outbreak of the flu-like virus 'Coronavirus'. We of course follow the government guidelines and advice led by the Department of Health and Social Care HERE>. Additionally as we are regulated by The Department of Education for our Early Years Preschool, we follow the more precise advice from this department, which has released it's first official advice notice for schools. 

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Scouts and GuidesScouts and Guides

Supporting the Community

We have been providing the scouts and guides movement across London and the South-East with interactive animal encounters for over seven years now. We have visited over 400 troop groups and entertained thousands of scouts and guides. Our one hour encounters slot nicely in between the parambulations at the beginning or at the end of the afternoon and evening sessions and provide a welcome break for leaders to sit back and let us do the work for the session. We adapt our presentation across all ages, whether it's Beaver's, Cubs, or right up to Explorer's, or from Rainbow's, through Brownies to Guides. We recognise the importance of the Scouts and Guides movement within the community and have also supported many of their fund raising initiatives, fun days, regional meetings and leader conferences.

Essential Information

♦ Our Standard Animal Encounter Session Lasts For 1 Hour

♦ We Can Offer a Double Session With Two Consecutive Troops for 2 Hours

♦ For Fun Days, Leadership Meetings or Outside Scouts or Guides Park Events, We Can Offer 3 Hours

♦ We Will Select At Least 10 Animals To Bring To A Meeting

♦ We Provide Two Members of Staff, So Your Troops Are Never Waiting Too Long To Get Interactive

Finer Details


We cover London and the South-East. If you live outside of these areas, please contact us to find out whether we can cover your location.

Fun and Educational

Our encounters are both fun and educational for your troops. We can bring a selection of animals that can tick your boxes for badge awards. Why go to Pets at Home, when we can bring a whole host of animals to cover off your badge criteria for pet care for example.

Not Just the Animals!

We now also offer horticulture - gardening activities, bushcraft and low ropes within our services to the scouts and guides on our site at Poets Corner. We have some great bushcraft challenges for your troops and all the facilities on site.

Our Assurances

Beware of cheap imitations! We know within our area there are no other companies providing animal encounters that can not guarantee the safety of the public and the welfare of the animals like us. So when choosing between ADO and someone who has a few private pets, consider whether they can offer the following assurances.

♦ Fully licensed by the London Borough of Bexley for Animal Handling

♦ Approved by the City of London Vets for Animal Welfare

♦ Public Liability of £5 million for Animal Handling

♦ Public Liability of £2 million for After School Activities with Children

♦ Transportation of Animals Licence with DEFRA (Dept for Environment/Food/Rural & Affairs)

♦ Risk Assessments Provided on Request

♦ Health and Safety Policy

♦ Safeguarding and other policies in sensitive areas catered for

If you are looking for a unique interactive experience for your troops with the professionals, then look no further than ADO and book us in for a session they will go home talking about.

Attendees and Format

We can provide animal encounters for most troops up to 30 children (Not including leaders). We use a formal method where we reveal one animal at a time, before allowing petting or handling.


We have regularly entertained children from Beavers to Explorers or from Rainbows to Guides. Age does not matter, we will present to the children and adjust to the age group accordingly.

Pricing and Options


All pricing includes travel within a radius of 5 miles from our animal base. For locations and venues over 5 miles of our animal centres, there will be a travelling surcharge added to the price. We will not visit any areas North of the River Thames crossing.Our animal centre is based in DA16. There are no hidden costs for our encounters and the prices are below:


Scouts & Guides Encounter Services

Up To 30 
Attendees Maximum -
At Least 10 Animals

1 Hour Package - Scouts & Guides


2 Hour Package - Scouts & Guides


 3 Hour Package - Scouts & Guides


1 Hour - Scouts & Guides - Visit ADO


 Travel Charges if Applicable 


 Travel Under 5 Mile Radius of DA16 to Your Location **

No Charge - Inclusive

Travel Over 5 Mile Radius of DA16 to Your Location 


** Except North of River Thames Crossings - Dartford Toll and Blackwall Tunnel

All Pricing Includes VAT

Prices valid until September 2018.

All Terms and Conditions apply. Terms and conditions will be sent with your Booking Form.

ADO Encounters are wholly run by Animal Days Out C.I.C., a Not For Profit Community Interest Company

Part and Parcel of the Community..


ADO Services
ADO Services (ADO) is the trading name of Animal Days Out C.I.C., a Not For Profit Community Interest Company

Call 020 8850 6778 - Office Hours 8.30am to 5.00pm - Monday To Friday

ADO Services
Part and Parcel of the Community..

We offer Educational and Therapeutic Services with a theme of animals, wildlife, nature, outdoor activities and adventure. To find out more about any of our services please call our team during office hours and we will be pleased to discuss your requirements in confidence.
Education and Therapy Services

We are a Not-For-Profit Community Interest Company with the aim to provide educational, therapeutic and recreational opportunities for children, young people and adults with a wide theme of animals, wildlife, nature and outdoor activities - adventure

Our Services Complement Individuals, Groups, Parents and Professionals

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