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Wee Critters is a fully mobile and professional interactive animal education service which operates throughout Northern Ireland. 
We deliver curriculum-based school programmes, birthday parties, group visits, exhibitions, events, animal-assisted therapy and much more!


We unfortunately live in a world where many species of both animals and plants are on the brink of extinction.  Developing an appreciation of wildlife in our children and local community is a fundamental element in safeguarding the safety and future of our wildlife and environment.  Key to this is teaching them the value of wildlife conservation. 


Our mission is to bring the wonder of wildlife  straight to your classroom, group or event with the  aim of providing a unique, fun, memorable and  educational experience which will inspire a lifelong appreciation for wildlife and commitment to playing  an active role in the protection and conservation of  animals and the natural environment.

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I founded Wee Critters in 2018 following a lifetime passion for wildlife and a 15 year career in the zoology and conservation field, working with a range of endangered and exotic animals including penguins, primates, sea lions, big cats, bears and many more!

While I was involved in caring for some of the world’s most endangered wildlife, I wanted to play a bigger role in conservation and the ongoing efforts to combat the ever-increasing threats to our planet which are driving species to the brink of extinction. 


I took on a number of roles with a range of conservation organisations and groups in my spare time.  This led me to speak at global conservation conferences including venues throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe, America, Taiwan and Singapore and required me to deliver presentations to leading delegates from zoos, conservation agencies and government agents from around the world.  Doing so ignited an excitement for sharing my love of wildlife through public speaking and education and following my already successful career, I felt ready for a new challenge. 

Recognising the power that wildlife has in the imagination of children, I am committed to driving a local passion for wildlife within my  community. This was the inspiration behind the formation of ‘Wee Critters’. 

Since then I have had the pleasure of working with schools, groups, charities, families, events and organisations across Northern Ireland.

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Hello, I'm Allan

the Explorer!



  • 18 year career in zoology, animal care and conservation

  • Diploma in Zoo Animal Management (Sparsholt College)

  • Disability Awareness Training

  • Child Protection Training (level 2)

  • Autism Awareness Training (provided by Autism NI)

  • Understanding the Autism Spectrum (Queens University)

  • Sensory Steps Training ASD Processing and Sensory Equipment Training (Learning Space, Belfast)

  • Sensory Loss Awareness Training (Sense Northern Ireland)

  • JAM card training (Now Group)

  • Animal first aid (CPD course)

  • Fully Access NI checked

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