Top 5 Animal Lover Parties

Whether you want to be spooked by spiders, have a snake slither up your arm, or just stroke the bunnies in Battersea Park, there's an animal party for everyone. We round up our top five:

The zoo that comes to you!

For the zoo that comes to you check out Impeyan Productions. Children sit around a floor covering and the birthday boy or girl and guests are able to handle the animals, which include bugs, birds, fluffies and reptiles. All ages. impeyan.net 

Wildlife at the Wetland Centre

Children's parties at the London Wetland Centre are a blast. Choose from lots of fun packages including a duckling hunt, wildlife detectives and nature craft. From £9.95 per child at wwt.org.uk

Fun for Little Monkeys at Battersea Park Zoo

For animal parties for ages 4+ Battersea Park zoo is a lovely, intimate venue. Meet and greet the animals, go on a fact tour and have a birthday tea. £27.50 per child, batterseaparkzoo.com

The Animal Man

Nick Spelman, the animal man will bring a combination of live animals to you. For older kids Ranger Stu presents a show geared to their academic ability. animalman.co.uk

Don't let the bugs bite

London Zoo offer a wide range of parties. Our favourite is the bedbugs sleepover, for 7-11 year olds. Kids stay overnight in the bug house at London Zoo, explore the zoo by torchlight and wake up to the sounds of the animals. £50 per child. zsl.org