ADO Encounters, Academy, Therapy and Projects for London and the South East
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All About Us 

Part of the Community

 

Formerly a trading name of Kylanja Ltd, Animal Days Out (ADO) was setup as a Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) in 2011 with the aim to provide interactive, educational and recreational opportunities for children, young people and adults with a wide theme of animals, wildlife and nature. We successfully developed a wide range of animal encounters, experiences, outdoor learning activities and after school activity clubs, supporting and participating in many community events across London, the Home Counties and the South-East. 

Big Ideas

ADO is a small social enterprise with big ideas. We have a large range of our own animals including invertebrates, reptiles, small and large mammals that work with our team in many different ways. We have qualified and certified staff in Animal Management, Animal Handling, Animal Assisted Activities, Relaxation Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Play TherapyHorticulture, Bushcraft and Forest School. The organisation is growing organically year on year and we are now based at a number of sites servicing the London Boroughs of Bexley, Greenwich, Bromley and Lewisham, extending our service provision with more onsite opportunities and strengthening our healthcare offering. Our overall services extend to most of London and the South-East.

In early 2012, we expanded our services to encompass the amazing opportunity to provide a unique offering to those individuals or groups with additional needs and disabilities. With proven experience in working with local additional needs groups, developing animal assisted therapy sessions, the feedback and critique from our customers confirmed that our services provided many positive outcomes and had measurable effects on those with a whole range of needs. They also provided a real return in investment to health authorities with referals.

A New Beginning

In early 2013, we felt that this specialist sector of our business deserved its own dedicated team of professionals and operational focus and Animals For Therapy was created as a separate brand with a remit to further develop therapeutic services to a greater audience including both parents, professionals, groups and individuals. In addition our range of therapeutic services has increased incorporating a large range of animal, nature and outdoor activities that we can deliver as mobile outreach and at several of our own or shared venues. We also have key partner arrangements to offer alternative venues in other woodland and areas of natural beauty within the region, including those with residential capabilities, horticultural opportunities and equine therapy. This prompted us to provide another focus and Nature for Therapy was created in January 2015 specifically aimed at horticulture, gardening, sensory gardens and garden or landscaping projects for therapeutic purposes and uses.

In February 2015 we became an Accredited Training Centre and can work with children, young people and adults as students to gain AQA Unit Awards in various curriculum areas. The newly created ADO Training Centre will fit within the general umbrella of The ADO Academy which now includes our After-School Wildlife Academy, Half-term and Holiday Clubs, School Visits and affiliation to the Children's University of Kent.

Variety Is The Spice of Life

Our company now offers Animal Encounters, Animal Experiences, After School Clubs, Holiday Clubs, Bushcraft, Forest School, Accredited Training and a whole range of Therapy Services including animals, horticulture, nature and equine!

Our service offering is almost certainly unique. We intend to continue to build our different service offerings in the future under the main brand of ADO Services as follows:

ADO Encounters - Community, Private and Corporate Encounters, Events, Adoptions and Experiences

ADO Academy - Animal, Nature and Outdoor Activities, After School Clubs, Holiday Clubs, Accredited Training and Educational Services to Schools

ADO Therapy - Full range of AAT and AAA services, Social & Therapeutic Horticulture (STH), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Relaxation Therapy (RT), Play Therapy (PT) and Equine Activities and Therapy (EAA & EAT) for Individuals, Groups, Parents and Professionals.

As the company has expanded we have streamlined so that the operational and commercial side of the business and the non-community elements are now run by Kylanja Ltd T/A ADO, which has the expertise to drive the company forward duirng 2016, whilst the Community and ADO Therapy parts of the business remain with our Not For Profit arm at Animal Days Out CIC. 

Working With The Experts

We have now worked with many private individuals, professional organisations, local government and charities and trusts who tirelessly dedicate themselves to those in the community and those with additional needs. Other than the many private individuals we have worked with, we have provided a whole range of encounters and activities to both private and public organisations. These include the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Royal Greenwich and Lewisham, NHS Trusts, Friends of the Parks, Scouts and Guide Groups, Children's Centres, Schools and Community organisations. With our Therapy offering, we are proud to have worked with organisations including MIND, Recovery Centre, Oxleas NHS, Marlborough School, Alzheimers Society, Bexley SNAP, NAS, CASPA, SAFE School, Leonard Cheshire, BUPA, Drumbeat, Hexagon Housing and Milestone Academy to name but a few.

Onwards and Upwards During 2016

ADO will continue to further develop our service offering. We have already invested heavily into our business and infrastructure to improve the day to day operations and intend to establish a number of bases locally. Finally, a lot of hard work will continue to go into our media and web presence to ensure that we increase our visibility to our potential customers and keep our current customers updated with services and news. As with all Not-for-Profit organisations we also rely on the tremendous goodwill, donations and volunteering from our large support and following. Without these amazing people, we could not have achieved as much as we have to date.

Get in Touch

To contact the team about any aspect of any of our services, use any of the methods below:

Call  Call: 0845 604 4921 or 020 8850 6778 from a mobile - Office Hours 9am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday
Send An E-Mail  E-mail: info@animaldaysout.com  or for ADO Therapy therapy@animalsfortherapy.org.uk
Complete Our Form  For ADO Encounters or the ADO Academy - Complete Our On-Line Form HERE>
Complete the Form  For ADO Therapy - Complete Our On-Line Form HERE>

ADO Encounters and the ADO Academy is run by Kylanja Ltd TA ADO in partnership with Animal Days Out C.I.C - A Not For Profit Community Interest Company

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ADO Therapy is wholly run through Animal Days Out C.I.C.

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