I cannot believe it has crept up on me so fast, and my little boy turned 6 back on April 7th! It doesn’t seem a minute since my little bundle of joy came home to join our family weighing just 7lbs, how time flies with little ones x
As you can imagine, anyone who has a 6 year old going on 12 year old in their house, birthday/party time can be a very indecisive time. First it was a Lego Batman Party on the cards, not just Lego, yes Lego Batman, very specific request! Then came the idea of a home cinema party, which seemed a reasonable idea; a handful of 6 year olds watching a movie with buckets of popcorn = a lot of mess and not much movie watching! He he. So I was thrilled to be able to book my little dude Theo a party at the recently opened Crocodiles of the World Conservation and Education Centre in Witney, Oxfordshire.
And what a super centre it is, pretty exciting too that the first and only crocodile conservation and education centre in the UK has opened on our doorstep here in West Oxfordshire. The centre is home to over 30 crocs, which represent 11 of the 23 existent crocodilian species, also making it the largest collection of crocs in the UK! Founded and run by crocodile specialist Shaun Foggett, this centre is a result of his lifetime dedication to the care and breeding of crocodiles and exotic pets and reptiles.
This centre is such a huge achievement for Shaun, and he has had some great press and media coverage, you may well have seen Shaun on TV recently (CROC MAN)! Well done Shaun and the best of luck for the future of Crocodiles of the World. Not to forget a huge thank you for Theo’s birthday party, he and his friends had a wonderful time! Theo is still talking about feeding the crocodile in the enclosure! Max still wants to put his googles on for a swim with them too (he he).
Check out the website for the forthcoming open days to the public (tickets must be ordered in advance). It is definitely worth a trip especially if you have any crocodile fans in the family!
Shaun brings out a selection of reptiles for the children to handle. Theo enjoyed feeding the crocodile with Shaun!
Theo and Max holding a baby crocodile, I must say they were cute, both my boys and the baby crocs!
The children enjoyed watching ‘Croc Man’ feed a larger more aggressive crocodile! And they all enjoyed the crocodile cupcakes, courtesy of Mummy!