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Family focused Fun for Events

Zippity Zoo is available to bring the fun of the farm to you in the Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti Coast, Horowhenua, Palmerston North and Whanganui area.

Zippity Zoo is available to provide some family focused fun at your next event. The friendly animals, including goats, sheep, guinea pigs, rabbits and chickens, miniature pony/ or donkey (depending on mood of the day of the animals) arrive in their own purpose built truck, and are happy to be fed and stroked. The children are able to learn first hand, using their senses to find out about and enjoy the close contact with these friendly farm animals.

 

 

eventsnap2Price per hour

 

Base Costs exclude travel and GST 

2 hours $250 (minimum time),

3 hour $350

4 hour $450 (maximum time)

 

 

Total cost is calculated as follows;

 

(Base Cost + Travel per region) plus GST

 

*Please note GST is based on combined total of base cost and travel.

 

 

I require a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $50 per each hour of the time you require of us.For example, deposit for 3 hours is $150. This is deducted off overall cost quoted.

If cancellation is due to bad weather then we will endeavour to prioritise attendance at a future event. Please remember weekends are usually our busiest time and we may not be able to reschedule. If you need to cancel on the day of your event this must be by phone no later than 0730 hours.

 

 

What travel region am I? Travel Cost...

Region

Time traveled

(approx)

Area Covered

Travel

Cost

  1

30 mins or less

Levin to Foxton or Shannon

Waikanae to Paekakariki, including Paraparaumu and Raumati

 

$30

   2

30 mins - 1 hour

 

Paekakariki to Porirua, including Plimmerton, Mana, Whitby, Cannons Creek, Aotea, Titahi Bay, Papakowhai

Foxton to Sanson

Shannon to Palmerston North City

 

$50

   3

1 hour to 90 mins

 

South and East of Porirua e.g. Wellington North and South and CBD, Upper and Lower Hutt

 

$60

    4 more than 90 mins

 

Sanson to Whanganui City

 

$80

 

*We can remain at the event longer if strong pens are provided for larger animals so they can be off tether.For example 12 foot metal gates joined together.

 

As animal health is our priority our maximum time available is 4 hours (including set up and departure). Time is taken from time of arrival to time of departure. We cannot stay longer than 4 hours (unless larger animals are in strong pens provided by you) as we adhere to guidelines as set out by Animal Welfare Acts with regard to length of time animals can be tethered.

We are happy for you to ask for gold coin donations but a volunteer must be provided by you to handle cash exchange. I recommend $3 per child or $5 per family of two.

My focus must remain on the interactions between people and animals for the maintenance of safety and to increase the fun experience of everyone. Contact us for suggestions regarding donation pricing. There are also many opportunities to gain sponsorship as our activity has appeal and is a unique family focused activity. We also have some great fundraising activities that involve the animals, such as 'Guess the weight of..." "Chicken Bingo".."Donkey Pong" and "Kiss the Goat Auction"..

 

 at an event

SET UP
Zippity Zoo requires a space of approximately 6 x 4 meters plus I prefer to be able to park the truck next to animals. The truck has great colourful signage and, more importantly, of the ground does not allow animal tethers into the ground the truck enables us to attach larger animals to it. The truck also provides some minimal shelter against wind/ sun. Of course having the truck next to us also means we have ease of access in emergency and also allows for fast set up and pack up.

The truck does not provide substantial shelter for rain or strong sun. For sake of animal health myself and animals need shelter on rainy or hot days. Large overhanging trees can provide shelter but are often not sufficient in heavy rain. Sometimes it is difficult to tether animals around tree roots which is why I like to park the truck next to me to attach animals if necessary. Marquees can occasionally be hired from real estate companies for family focused events and charities. The fee is borne by the organisers, not Zippity Zoo. We have utilised our truck and large tents provided by organisers very successfully in the past.

A false electric fence with one entry/ exit point can be created which helps control flow of people. I have health and safety signs at the entrance/ exit. A few hay bales to add to the farm theme.


raceday at Awapuni

 

SAFETY
A small first aid kit is carried on board that can be used for animals and people.I encourage children to wear closed shoes around animals. Fun colourful signs warn people, both in writing and pictorially, of the hazards of human and animal interaction and I advocate hygeine is maintained upon leaving after handling the animals. At events I identify where the nearest wash facility is and guide people to it.

I will intervene if I believe an animal or human is at risk of harm. I cannot accept responsibility for accidents that may occur despite my instruction, especially if I am ignored. Animal excrement is removed 'as it occurs'and I always endeavour to leave the grounds as clean as my arrival. .

I hope this was enough information for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further enquiries