Nobby is a person the Five meet in Five Go Off in a Caravan. His uncle is Tiger Dan. He has two dogs called Barker and Growler and a chimpanzee called Pongo. Nobby lives in a circus with his Uncle Dan, a family friend whom he was left with when his parents died and Tiger Dans friend Lou. He stays with the five for the rest of the holiday after a terrible beating off tiger Dan and Lou, before Julian gets him a job on the nearby farm to work with the horses.