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Reptile & Bug Encounter

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After an introductory briefing, you will then have the amazing experience of handling and learing about snakes, tarantulas and bugs as well as the opportunity to feed our Caiman Lizard. You can also ask one of our keepers any questions you may have.
Come and check out some of our amazing invertebrates and reptiles at the centre!
Maybe you have a phobia you need to conquer? If so, then this is just for you!
By buying this gift, for yourself or for someone else, not only will it be an experience to remember but you will also be contributing to our valuable work helping to save animals from extinction.


  • This experience will last around 30 minutes and includes:
  • Free admission into the zoo for the participant.
  • The chance to handle and learn about snakes, tarantulas and bugs
  • Assist our keeper in feeding our Caiman Lizard.
  • The opportunity to learn about these amazing animals and ask our keepers any questions you may have.
  • The encounter is available for adults and children over the age of 5 years old; however children between the ages of 5-10 years old must be accompanied by a spectating parent or guardian paying normal zoo admission (1 adult per 1 child). Any other guests wishing to watch the experience will need to pay normal centre admission prices.
  • A maximum of two people may take part in the experience.

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Regrettably certain guests will be unable to take part including people with relevant phobias or known allergies, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.

Whilst every effort is made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this cannot always be achieved; please contact us for advice before purchasing.

If you are considering this Encounter for corporate use or to use as a prize, please contact us on experiences@hemsleyconservationcentre.co.uk, to discuss all your options in more detail.

For more information or to place your order by phone, please call 01732 823996

If you have a query about our reptile and bug encounter, please email experiences@hemsleyconservationcentre.co.uk

Please see our full terms and conditions.

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