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ADO Academy

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ADO Therapy

1 to 1 & Group - Activities - Therapy - Counselling
06 February 2018

Changes at ADO

All Out For Health and Education!

After 8 years of providing ADO Encounters in the form of animal parties, animal experiences and park events for thousands of children, young people and adults across hundreds of venues, ADO have announced they will now be concentrating solely and fully on their health and education services going forward. It has been a tough choice to make, as ADO set the standards for professional and licensed animal encounters that have been hugely popular across London and the South East during their time. Now the business has matured and grown and is now an important industry leader in alternative healthcare and education. The ambitions of the company means that we simply can't do everything! 

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30 January 2018

Promoting Positive Mental Health

More Professional Counselling from ADO

Our Spring Workshops are close to being revealed, but in the meantime as part of our programmes for our existing Mini-Explorers Preschool Outdoor Nursery Parents, we shall be running a workshop entitled 'Promoting Positive Mental Health' on Friday 23rd February at our main ADO Office in Welling Town Centre from 10am until 12 Midday. The course will be run by our BACP professional trained counsellor, Jenny Maydon. The workshop costs just £20 for our existing Preschool parents.

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15 January 2018

Winners Again - Social Care Awards 2018

Best Alternative Healthcare Services Provider 2018

For the second year running, The ADO Therapy team have picked up the prize of annual winners in the GHP Social Care Awards. This year, we are double winners in London and South-East for, 'Best Alternative Healthcare Services Provider' and 'The GHP Excellence Award For Animal Therapy'. This is a tremendous achievement for a small social enterprise and highlights the progress we make every year with our provision, offering our unique services to a wide range of the community, individuals, families and professionals.

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13 December 2017

Jack Does It Again!

Kallum's Good For Number 6

Hot on the heels of our recent winner, Kallum Goodchild becomes our 6th Jack Petchey Achievement Award winner. Kallum is one of our ADO Mentors and another committed young person who helps out in many areas. I'm sure Kallum is an entrepreneur in the making, as our first memories of him helping was at a fund raising event nearly four years ago, when he was a lot smaller, but he built his own selling stall and sold refreshments and snacks raising money for ADO. He has matured into a bright, helpful and always willing member of the Mentors team, especially during our Holiday Clubs and events. His peers voted for Kallum for his hard work in helping the younger children at Holiday Club and his great support to them when they get upset or have hurt themselves. He is always on hand to comfort them, showing great empathy. His prize money will be put towards the Low Ropes equipment we purchased to give children and young people a great opportunity to learn new adventure and physical skills. Well done Kallum! 

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12 December 2017

Jack Of All Trades

Taylor Wins For Number 5

A big well done to Taylor Thomas, who becomes ADO's 5th Jack Petchey winner. Taylor is one of ADO's Young Leaders and has been helping in many areas of the business since taking on that role. She is a great all rounder who can adapt herself to many of the roles required at ADO. Taylor has gained valuable work experience working as part of the ADO support team for many events over the last couple of years and is a valued member of the ADO team. She was voted by her peers for many reasons, but primarily for her kind, committed, helpful mentoring, always with a big smile across her face at all times. Her prize money will be put towards the Low Ropes equipment we purchased to give children and young people a great opportunity to learn new adventure and physical skills. Well done Taylor! 

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06 December 2017

Attachment Theory Workshops

Professional Counselling

How many companies provide first class professional workshops for the parents or carers of the children at their Preschool Nursery?

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Need Help With Organising Your Party?

You Have Come To The Right PlaceHelp!!

Its stressful enough trying to organise an event, without quite knowing where to start! Thankfully help is at hand. We have been there and got the T-shirt when it comes to organising Animal Parties and hopefully this logical practical approach will help your decision making and ensure your event a fantastic success.

So I will hand you over to Melissa (on the right), our imaginary party organiser who has all the questions!

♦ Where Shall I Hold The Party?

We take the hassle away by offering our own venues for parties. We hold all our parties at The Healthcare and Education Centre, Poets Corner, Welling DA16 3NB. Its a 6.4 acre woodland site, with all the venue hire facilities you need to make your party a success. We take away the pain of you having to hire a venue, as our prices are all inclusive. You just turn up and we will have everything ready to rock 'n' roll for you. We can also offer an alternative party venue at our partner site in Bexley, next to the ADO Mini-Explorers Garden. ADO no longer provide mobile party services, so we won't visit home venues or third party hire venues anymore. 

♦ How Long Should the Party Be?

For a children's party, do you really want it to go on longer than 2 hours!! Most parents look for 2 hour options, which is what we specialise in. We offer 1 hour of animals, 30 minutes break where you can serve food and then a final 30 minutes of further animals or activities. For the older children or adults, the 2 hour option works well with at least 12 animals involved. If you want a 2 hour party for younger children (7 years and younger) we can provide an hour of animals and then finish with activities and games if they are too young to concentrate for longer.

♦ What Ages Do You Cater For?

 We cover all age groups from 1 to 100. We adapt and deliver our parties across all age groups. The animals don't care how old somebody is!!

♦ What Animals Can You Bring?

We bring at least 12 animals. We have a large selection to choose from, over 50 species! Once you have confirmed your booking, you can select from a list of animals and we can guide you to help choose them. We now that certain combinations of animals work for a particular age group and numbers.

♦ Can We Hold The Animals and Will They Bite?

If we get asked 'Will They Bite' one more time!!..........All animals can bite (except worms maybe), but our animals have been trained and socialised and are experienced to nearly every situation. Our animals are handled regularly and are perfectly fine with being handled. Our staff will instruct all your guests on how to hold them properly and safely. We can bring along a selection of animals that suit the age groups and numbers attending in a safe and controlled situation.

♦ Anything Else I Should Know?

Importantly we are not your average animal bloke who brings along a few of his pets! Our animals are our work colleagues and are properly cared for in a professional environment with our trained staff. We send at least two members of staff to your party and have all the correct legal cover including public liability, animal handling licensing and an animal travel license. We don't mess around, we are a professional organisation, not one man and his dog.

♦ What's Next Then? How Do I Book You?

First and foremost you need to book your preferred time and date. We get busy at weekends, so don't leave it to the last moment. On average, we book nearly a month in advance, sometimes more during peak times. Check our Online Customer Booking Calendar for a free space and then complete our Online Booking Form. Just complete as much detail as possible and we will be in touch. If you are not one of those comfortable with doing everything on a computer, give the office a ring and speak to a member of staff who can help you. We can't do anything unless the date and time are confirmed and is free to book. 

♦ Once I Have Booked, What's the Next Steps

To secure your date and to make sure you don't lose it, we ask for a deposit of 50% within 48 hours of booking. Once its booked into our events calendar and the deposit has been paid, you can be sure you won't lose the date. We can then work out the finer details and work through the options. We normally contact you 7-10 days before the party to make sure everything is still on course and that none of the details have changed. Final payment of the party is due 7 days prior to the party day.

♦ I've Heard You Can Arrange Invites and Party Bags

Organising invites and party bags can be a right pain, when you already have so much to do. Yes, we can provide you with some A5 standard animal-themed invites where all you have to do is write the name of your guests. We can provide Sweet Cones or our Party Bags are great value too and packed with animal and wildlife themed gifts and sweets. 

♦ Anything Else?

With parties being held at our Poets Corner venue, we can also offer to arrange for a local food delivery from one of our local delivery companies. We can also offer drink refereshments (water and squash - no limit), so you don't have to worry about bringing kiddy drinks. All these little extras for a small nominal fee. 

♦ Venue Hire

If you want to hire our venue after the animal party, we can offer up to another 2 hours of hire, if you want to extend your celebration. So that's 2 hours of animal encounters and then 2 hours where you can use the facilities for your own use.

♦ Ticking Your Boxes

So that's about it. Hopefully we have ticked a few of your boxes when trying to organise your special event or celebration. Just in case we have missed something out, simply call the office and have a good chat with one of our staff.

Animal Days Out CIC
Animal Days Out C.I.C. is a Not For Profit Community Interest Company

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Our services offer Healthcare and Education with a theme of animals, wildlife, nature and 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.
 
 

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