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Come and visit us for a fun and informative reptile handling session at our premise in sunny Southend-on-Sea, Essex. We have over 43 species (around a 100 individuals) of cold-blooded creatures in purpose built reptile houses.  Our experiences are like no others, they are 100% hands on. Those participating will get to hold and learn about a variety of the animals we care for here are snakes alive. Those not participating get to learn about the animals, watch and take as many photos as you like of those taking part.  The experience is one on one, with only your group having the experience at the time slot. 


You could even make a day of it and visit some of the other fun attractions our seaside town is famous for, including the World's Longest Pleasure Pier. 

All of our experiences are available as Gift Vouchers and can be booked within one year of purchase. Animal Adoptions are also a popular add on.  

There is parking and a toilet on site.



Great value for money

Designed for 2 participants and 2 non-participants* 

Suitable for ages 4+

one to one

Handle a range of lizards, snakes and mini-beasts.

60 minutes of fun facts and listen to the interesting stories that come with our animals and their unique characters. 

Unfortunately this experience doesn't include feeding or snake hook demonstrations. 



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Perfect for animal lovers

Designed for 2 participants and 2 non-participants*

Suitable for ages 7+

one to one

Handle a range of lizards, snakes and mini-beasts.

Two hours of fun facts and listen to the interesting stories that come with our animals and their unique characters. 

Snake OR lizard feeding demonstrations (this may include dead rodents or live bugs)

Snake hook demonstration- Avaliable upon request.



Chameleon on a Branch


Great alternative to a party

Designed for up to 6 participants and two adults

Suitable for ages 4+

Handle a range of lizards, snakes and mini-beasts..

1 hour of fun facts and listen to the interesting stories that come with our animals and their unique characters.

45mins for food and cake (supplied by yourself)

Please note:
We only have parking for two cars. Parking is not permited on the road. 

Any extra adults are not able to wait onsite.  

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*2 non-participants are welcome to accompany those taking part but will not be permitted to handle the animals. We have space available for up to 6 guests in total. Additional guests are charged as following: £10 Participating Guest; £5 Non-participating Guest.


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All of our experiences are available as a Gift Voucher that can be redeemed within a year of purchasing. 


The perfect partner to our Experience is the opportunity to Adopt one of our animals. 



We have a small gift shop at our premise.


Check out some of the toys available by clicking on the link below. 

At the moment we are cash only on the premise. 

More to see

Make a day of your visit to us by exploring our beautiful seaside town and grab a famous 99' ice cream. 


Our premise is also located only 20-30 minutes walk from 2 train stations that serve London (Southend East and Southend Victoria).

Please note we are not open to the public and pre-booking Experiences is essential. 

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Today we took our son for a 2 hour reptile handling experience. Dan & Becca were brilliant, engaging and informative and our son was totally captivated. For any snake or reptile lovers it’s a great gift and would highly recommend.

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