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“Crocodile Joe and the animals went down a storm”


Manchester Airport Visitors Centre

“Crocodile Joe and his wonderful reptiles delighted visitors to Manchester Airport's Runway Visitor Park throughout the summer.  The shows were informative and lots of fun!”


The Eden Project

I want to say a massive MASSIVE thank you to Joe and Melissa for such an amazing show over the week. They totally captivated audience and people were coming back in to see him and the animals. It was awesome.


Crealy Great Adventure Park

“It was great to see Crocodile Joe engaging with children and parents alike, the demonstrations were educational, exciting and fun for the whole family.  We look forward to welcoming Crocodile Joe and his reptiles back to the Park”


Haven Holidays

“We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Crocodile Joe and his team over years as they always brings a sense of excitement and enthusiasm, while reinforcing messages about looking after and respecting the environment. This is in line with our ethos and provides holiday home owners and their families with a special opportunity to interact with exotic animals.”


The Crocodile Joe Experience was excellent – the sessions support our work very well.  It does also help weaker ability pupils to visualise what they have learnt about."

Adam Rashud, Tottington High School

"The interactive and sensory aspects of the experience were particulary good, especially with the children who are on the Autistic Spectrum."
Jo Magee, Whalley Range Drop in Centre

"Thanks so much for a brilliant session"
Jackie Dooley, Plant Hill Sure Start Children's Centre

"A very good experience, well presented and Crocodile Joe captured the children and staff's attention"
Lindsay Williams, Kidzone @ Bolton School.


I would like to take this oppotunity to thank you for the excellent presentation and 'hands on' experience you gave our students at Ysgol Y Grango last week. Our students had a thoroughly enjoyable and educational experience.

C. Corbally

Progress Leader, Ysgol Y Grango, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham


"A truly memorable "WOW" show with a powerful environmental message easily understood by children.  It inspired all of us to want to do something, and it's already happening."

Tim Buckley, Tithe Barn Primary School

"Crocodile Joe is an inspiration to children from all backgrounds, one whom they can aspire to and look up to and learn from."
Chris Nolan, Rathbone UK

"FANTASTIC! All the girls really enjoyed it.  Being able to book someone to entertain and educate girls of all different ages 5 –15 was a real godsend to our organisation. Crocodile Joe captured everyone, tailoring his message to the relevant age group."
Gill Lowe, Milnrow District Guiding Association

"Just to say a big thank you to Crocodile Joe and his team for Sunday, he went down a storm with the entire crowd and we hope he enjoyed himself too !!!

It was lovely to meet you all and I hope you enjoyed the day. Thanks for all of your help in organising him to be at the event, it is very much appreciated. We look forward to working with you all again in the future."

Entertainment Today Ltd


"Just a quick note to say what you all do is absolutely fantastic !! We enjoyed it so much at Harry's party today and I'm sure I can speak on behalf of everyone- It was great fun and interesting !!! I'm forwarding your page onto a few people who have parties coming up soon, average kids entertainers really can't compete with this stuff!! Anyway, love and take care to everyone and the beautiful animals".

Mel- Mel attended a Crocodile Joe Wild World Party


I have just attended a birthday party where you were, I felt the need to message you to let you know how fantastic I thought the whole experience was !!! My 8 year old daughter was facsinated and since, has talked non-stop about the animals and what she will do to help protect the environment, My 3 year old son, who is ausistic, was in the thick of it, wanting to get involved and join in..... this is an amazing step to have seen him take !!! I will definatley recommend you................ Well Done !!!

Rachel Gallagher- Attended a Crocodile Joe Wild World Party


Conservationist Joe McQuade aka “Crocodile Joe” engaged Yale College biology learners in a very powerful environmental message as they enjoyed holding and getting to know his wonderful selection rescue animals including a Tarantula, Scorpion, Bearded Dragon, Blue Tongued Skink, Corn Snakes a Herman’s Tortoise, and a Carpet Python. Finally “Carol” his gigantic Bermese Python was uncoiled across the width of lecture theatre and gently – perhaps gingerly – supported by delighted students.


The Crocodile Joe Experience aims to provide educational hands on interactive experience to encompass environmental issues, conservation, recycling and respect. Joe has worked in Australia with Aborigines and Zoologists tracking crocodiles for research purposes, as well as rescuing and relocating dangerous animals such as snakes.

“Everyone was totally transfixed,”

Janet Suckley from the College’s LRC


Hi Crocodile Joe & Melissa,

Thank you for giving Alex a really fab party, the kids loved it and so

did the adults it was " AWESOME" according to Alex and a really unforgetable experience !!!

I've a feeling everyone will be talking about it for a while.

Good luck with all you do in the future.

Many Thanks again

Roz, Kev and Alex xxx


Hi Crocodile Joe and Melissa,

I just wanted to say an ENORMOUS Thank you for a wonderful birthday party for Evan today.  He, and all the children had a fantastic time, and learned so much.
One little girl, who told me that she was terrified of snakes and spiders at the beginning of the party, was quite relaxed with a 12 foot Burmese Python across her lap by the end of the party - AMAZING!

It is definitely an experience that these kids won't forget, and hopefully it will teach them to respect their environment and the animals in it.

The parents certainly enjoyed it also, and one father told me that he didn't know if he, or his son, had enjoyed it more.

Thank you very much for a memorable day.

Amanda Albury


I just wanted to thank you and Joe for a fantastic day.  It was great that you we able to help us at short notice, you were polite, prompt and professional to deal with. The children had a fabulous day and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Crocodile Joe and his team. Thank you once again for a fantastic day.

Kind regards

Marie Chesne, Admin Manager, Bridge Hall Primary School, Stockport


Crocodile Joe & Melissa,

We all had an absolutely fantastic time on Thursday - the party was amazing !!!! Toby hasn't stopped talking about it yet, it was such a big hit with all who attended....adults included! Thank for an amazing time !!!

Jayne Lomas Wigton, Cumbria


Crocodile Joe & Melissa

A truly memoral event, the children and adults throughly enjoyed it and we would recommend to anyone, you were fantastic !! Well Done, we will definately have you back next year without a doubt.

Jayne Smallman - Swinton


Could you please pass on our thanks to Joe. The children throughly enjoyed their day.

Joe was lovely with the children and I'm sure they will talk about his visit for quite a while.

Also, thank you for being so helpful with organising Joe's visit. Thank you both!

Miss O'Neil- Bodnant Infant School, Prestatyn

Crocodile Joe, I am Molly (Sheila) Brown hair, scared to hold the big massive snake!?! 
Anyway I am from Victoria C.P school. Thankyou so much for coming to our school! 
I really enjoyed myself and I bet everyone else did too! You are awesome dude! 
Say hi to all of the animals for me and thanks to you, I am now less scared of animals 
like snakes and crocodiles! 
Thankyou so much! 
From Molly Y6JJ, Victoria C.P school  


We experienced your excellent show at the O2 recently. I thought it'd be a good experience for everyone to see you & your team in action. It’s a pleasure to watch someone do a job that they obviously love and in such a highly professional way too.

Best wishes for the future

Dean Carpenter, Essex

A wonderful & enjoyable experience. The children listened very well and loved being up close to many different animals. The show was brilliant for all ages.

North Reddish Primary School

The Crocodile Joe experience was great !! Very informative and a truly memorable show. The show helped the children understand environmental & ecological issues. I would reccomend this experience to others and would have Joe back in the fututre.

North Reddish Primary School


Both my sons attended the Crocodile Joe workshop today and loved it, they said it was an experience they will never forget, Joe gives 100% commitment the best day they have had in a long time, well recommended !!!

David Fletcher

My Daughters and I attended the Crocodile Joe worrshop today, What an amazing experience we all had, I would highly recommend it, where else can you have a hands on experience with all these amazing animals, NOT even in Zoo !!! Joe was very enthusiastic and was brilliant with the children, We will be looking forward to his next workshops............... A big thanks to Crocodile Joe & his team.

Lisa Turnbull

Crocodile Joe attended my son's 8th birthday party over the weekend........... one word Awesome !! We have been to many birthday parties with 'Animal Entertainers'. This however is something else !!! Joe had us all captivated (especially the adults), what an amazing guy with a brilliant message. A total inspiration to young children today.............Thank You Crocodile Joe !!!! Hopefully See You Soon...........

Marcus Darby, Reddish

We would like to say HUGE thank you for coming to see us at Bexton Pre-school Nursery yesterday afternoon. The children loved it and we all 
found it great fun. I have made a slide show of all the photographs for the children to watch this morning which has caused GREAT excitement - 
Thank you for an entertaining show and for giving the children such a wonderful experience.
Janet Weston-Manager -Bexhill Primary School, Knutsford 

Thank u to Crocoldile Joe and Melissa for making Stanleys birthday party so special xxx 
Would highly recomend him for your party xxx
Leanne Davis, Manchester 
Melissa n Joe

Just another thanks for today. Kieran n all the kids loved it!!!! The whole party was just fantastic. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something different.

Kieran & Ryan have just gone to bed and as I walked out he asked bout coming to your house bless him. Hope to see ya soon. Once again thanks for a fantastic and memorable day.



Joe, I just wanted to say a huge thank you, you have visited my son's preschool today (Atherton Pre-school)
My son throughly enjoyed it. He has been talking about it none stop and loved seeing you and all the animals, he is 
currently working on a thank you letter for you that he asked to write himself when he returned home. I have never seen him so excited and
happy about something like this, you have made his day. His name is Owen, Lyndsey said you will probably remember him as the child who asked
you do you like his batman glasses haha. He is even saying he wants a snake or a lizard now (not sure i like that idea, haha)
Secondly i was wondering would you consider coming to talk and show animals at a birthday party? His birthday isn't until November but seeing
how excited and happy he is after seeing you give me the idea, think he would love it. 

Thanks again for making my little boy so happy. 

Angela Flaherty

Amazing !! I have never see the children sit so still - and for so long. They were captured from beginning to end by the whole 

experience. The fun and excitement didn't just last for the session itself, it went beyond that with some children spending time

exploring the website at home with their parents prior to the session. The children eagerly awaited Crocodile Joe's visit and this 

was enhanced by the posters and information that his team gave us to display for the children and parents. I was stunned by

the number of parents that approached me prior to the session, asking me questions and seeming just as intrigued as the children.

The session itself was fantastic. Crocodile Joe was able to pitch everything to the children's level, so that it was appropriate for 

their age and stage. I was surprised at how much my children already knew and how open and receptive they were during the 

session, they seemed to take in so much and learn lots of new things.  After the session, the children would use the names of 

the lizards and creatures and would remember facts. The parents were impressed by how much their children had learned and

so many of them commented on how their child re-lived the experience with the family at home, telling them about what they saw.

Working in a predominately female sector it was refreshing to have a male role model there and the boys really engaged and 

responded well to Crocodile Joe.  Although all of the children thoroughly enjoyed the visit, I felt that the experience connected 

with how boys learn. The session was interactive throughout and I saw children who I didn’t expect to get involved, get up and

attempt to play a didgeridoo !! the session isn’t about simply looking and touching, it widened out into how they should be cared

for and respected. Crocodile Joe spoke about where some of the animals were found and gave us an insight into their stories; 

about how they were rescued. Although animal conservation might seem like a difficult concept for children to understand, I felt 

that Crocodile Joe effectively delivered a message to the children about how to treat animals.

The children were amazed when they were able to have a snake around their shoulders and stroke the lizards. The children were 

able to get up close with the tarantula (who was very well behaved and did not try to crawl away from Crocodile Joe). The children 

really liked the tarantula !! much to the parents delight, some of our children went home to ask if they could have a pet snake !! I 

particularly liked the way the children were allowed to go and touch the animals as and when they wanted to and those that wanted

to could watch from a distance. As with any pre-school class, there are a wide range of needs to be met, but Crocodile Joe was very 

aware of this and was able to gage with the group of children that he was working with so that all children could experience interacting

with the animals.

Crocodile Joe set up the environment to capture the children interest and transformed part  of our classroom into a jungle !! Everything

looked very exciting and all children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

I would definitely recommend Crocodile Joe to other nurseries. The children are asking when he’s coming back !! A BIG thank you to 

Crocodile Joe, from all of the children and staff !!

 Lyndsey Murray- Nursery Manager

Atherton Pre- School Day Care

Just wanted to say a massive thank u again. Today was fantastic, thank you for taking the time to spend with 
Owen and for being absolutely brilliant with him. He has loved it again n so did Dean. I not into it as much because
I am a wimp as u could tell haha but even I have enjoyed it especially seeing how happy you both made my little man. 
Thank you so much for the gift bag you put together he has played with it all day and hasn't stopped talking about 
it all day. His grandma n grandad live literally round corner and he made us go in so he could tell them all about it 
and show them the pics. I cant say thank you enough, you have made his day and that means the world to me. 
hasn't stopped asking when can he go back bless him, you have started something now haha. You will be sick of 
him asking. I will email you some of the pics if you like once loaded them on my computer.  Thank you so much it was fantastic. 
Ange, Dean n Owen. 
Hi Joe & Melissa

We just wanted to say  a HUGE thank you for the best children’s party we have ever had, it was 

both educational and fun and you really captured the attention of the children and adults.

Many thanks again

Lindsay & Andy – Oliver’s Mum and Dad


Joe is great and the second session went down an absolute storm, 10x better than the first!  

The numbers were great, if there were many more I personally think it would have ruined the 

exclusivity of the event.And yes, I held the snake, I haven’t got the photo on the computer only 

printed out, but I look scared and I was!!

I have attached a few photos!  2 elderly ladies (who never attend anything we do on here and 

have been owners forever) came and absolutely loved him!! It was a really brilliant event!

Please pass my thanks on again to Joe & Melissa; they were fully professional and dealt with 

the day amazingly.

kind Regards

Laura Corner Haven Holiday Owners Exclusive Manager @ Thorpe Park

Joe was brilliant, all the kids and adults enjoyed themselves and I even held the big snake!! 
Very scary, but went down really well.  Numbers were ok around 135 and about the same 
this afternoon so yeah a great event once again!  Thank you
Kelly Events Manager, Haven Holidays @ Golden Sands

We seen you at Craig Tara on Sunday morning and we thought it was great fun and really

interesting. Thanks xx

Miriam Reid @ Cala Gran, Haven

Thank you soooooo much Joe for Harry's magnificent birthday party !!! It was awsome.

James Taylor

Hey Joe, Really enjoyed the show today at pets at home Birstall in Leeds
Loved the educational side to looking after exotic animals, hope to see you there again pal !!
Thanks again for the wonderful owners event at Marton Mere on Saturday,
really interactive, kids learn a lot and so did hubby, he hasn't stopped talking 

about holding the huge snake x x x

Marie Teresa at Marton Mere Haven

Lovely man very interesting and educational, rainforest/ conservation/ awareness/

PSHE etc would strongly recommend. He is locally based in Atherton so brill for North West

schools/ colleges/ personal parties and events, although he does travel too.

Eleanor Williams

Saw you at Devon Cliffs Holiday Park last week end, a very enjoyable 90 mins, very informative,

wasn't just the kids that learned a lot. If only we all could be as passionate about our jobs and

what we do. Keep up the good work mate, hope to see you again in the future.

Paul Lamar

Thank you Joe it was great show here at Rockley park, Poole, Dorset. It was interesting thank

you again for teaching us so much from Crispen and Sarah.

Crispen & Sarah Rockley Park, Haven Dorset

Thank you so much for a fabulous party for our son 'Sebastian' yesterday, I am sure he is the

talk of the school. Everyone enjoyed it so much and you really made his birthday.

Eleanor Williams