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[Snakes Reptiles & Minibeasts Handling & Encounters: Overcome Fears & Build Confidence for All Ages]Meet The Beasts Empowers You to Reach Your Full Potential Through Facing Your Fears, Conquering Them & Growing In Confidence, Using Reptile & Minibeast Encounters: In Person! Up-Close! Hands-on!

Your people achieve their BEST through our tactile, visceral, fun activities in businesses, schools, public & healthcare settings.

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About Meet The Beasts

[Snakes Reptiles & Minibeasts Handling & Encounters: Overcome Fears & Build Confidence for All Ages]We believe that everyone has the right to achieve their full potential.

Meet The Beasts Inspires People of All Ages to Achieve Much More Than They Thought Possible Through Encountering Beautiful Reptiles & Minibeasts.

Stuart uses his neuroscience, business & personal life experiences (including recovery from severe depression, a recent heart attack & open heart surgery) as the foundations for his friendly, personable & empathetic approach to his activities & training sessions.

He understands how pressures generate fear & how conquering our fears builds our self-confidence & self-esteem. Through this we can grow & ultimately live a more fulfilled life: at home; at work; at play. Improved quality of communication, relationship & trust ultimately improve bottom-line profits & staff continuity in our businesses.

Stuart's patience & understanding bring a sense of security, fun & achievement to every workshop & event. He appreciates that not everybody rushes to encounter our animals for the first time.

We see people of ALL ages released from the grip of fear during our sessions, enabling them to grow in confidence & carry that sense of achievement out into their daily lives.

We love hearing "I could never do that!" change to "I never thought I could do that!" & seeing lives changed at EVERY event we run in schools, business, community, or healthcare settings.

Read how Meet The Beasts enables adults & children to face & overcome their fears & grow in confidence - Case Histories

Meet The Beasts travels extensively throughout the UK including Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Derbyshire, Devon, Essex, Glamorgan, Greater Manchester, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdon, Kent, Lanarkshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London (Central & Suburbs), Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, Worcestershire & Yorkshire.

[Meet The Beasts - Snakes Reptiles Handling Minibeast Experiences - Schools, Business, Community & Healthcare]Meet Geoff our large, lovable, gentle Boa Constrictor

[Meet The Beasts - Snakes Reptiles Handling Minibeast Experiences - Schools, Business, Community & Healthcare]Meet Charlie our bright, lively, multicoloured Corn Snake

[Meet The Beasts - Snakes Reptiles Handling Minibeast Experiences - Schools, Business, Community & Healthcare]Meet Wesley our cute, cheeky little Hognose snake who thinks he is an anaconda!

[Meet The Beasts - Snakes Reptiles Handling Minibeast Experiences - Schools, Business, Community & Healthcare]Meet Rosy, Speedy or Flick, our tarantulas

[Meet The Beasts - Snakes Reptiles Handling Minibeast Experiences - Schools, Business, Community & Healthcare]Be amazed at how our coloured Millipedes co-ordinate over 300 legs without tripping up!

[Meet The Beasts - Snakes Reptiles Handling Minibeast Experiences - Schools, Business, Community & Healthcare]Meet Boris, our Rankin's Bearded Dragon: cute in a bearded dragon sort of way!


Watch some videos of our animals here

Have a look at some photographs of our animals: Past & Present here

See photographs of our animals working at events: here

Read how Meet The Beasts enables adults & children to face & overcome their fears & grow in confidence - Case Histories

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

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Schools:  Science Brought To Life & Confidence Grows

[Snake Handling - Building Confidence in a Secondary School Science Class]Meet The Beasts Brings Science Alive in Primary & Secondary Schools & Academies Helping Pupils, Students & Staff Overcome Their Fears.

Meet & greet animals from page & screen in your classroom or laboratory! Delivered by a scientist in a way that everyone understands.

Become your Best Self as we help you face your fears & overcome them. Great for building confidence, increasing inclusion, developing expression & building a supportive community.

Our activities are tailored to your needs & are suitable for ALL ages & abilities.

Everyone benefits from meeting our Beasts. Fun, tactile learning that is engaging & memorable.

Read why schools keep coming back ...


Watch some videos of our animals here

Have a look at some photographs of our animals: Past & Present here

See photographs of our animals working at events: here

Read how Meet The Beasts enables adults & children to face & overcome their fears & grow in confidence - Case Histories

"The difference between Meet The Beasts & other companies we've had is that you bond immediately with the children, relate on their level, hold their interest & leave them buzzing with a sense of achievement. We will be asking you back!"

Teacher; Broadfields Primary School, Edgware, London

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

[Meet The Beasts is Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Approved Enhanced Disclosure]Meet The Beasts is covered by Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosures.

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Science Topics for Primary Schools & Academies

[Reptiles & Minibeasts Bringing Science Topics to Life in Primary Schools & Academies - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Brings Science to Life for All Ages from Nursery to Year 6 with Engaging & Tactile Activities that Jigsaw with Your Learning Plan.

Every session is delivered in a calm, fun & professional, yet sensitive, manner so that everyone can understand & take part.

Our sessions compliment & enhance the National Curriculum & the EYFS objectives for primary schools. We add excitement to topics: animals come off the page & into your classroom.

We focus on one-to-one interaction between pupils & animals. Children (& staff) can face their fears, overcome them & build their confidence, whilst enjoying the beauty & diversity of nature. Pupils develop key investigative & interpersonal skills, including language & communication. They talk about what they have done, they learn & they keep talking long after we've gone!

Fun learning that is tactile, engaging, memorable: often life-changing.

Read why schools keep coming back ...

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"Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! The children loved it (as did I). We created some information booklets after you left which were full of facts :) It was hands on, engaging, exciting and interesting for the children."

Teacher: Sandringham Primary School, Doncaster

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

[Meet The Beasts is Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Approved Enhanced Disclosure]Meet The Beasts is covered by Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosures.

Living Science Road show

[Living Science Roadshow - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Living Science Road Show: Meet Our Snakes, Lizards, Cockroaches, Tarantulas, Scorpions & Millipedes. Living Science in your classroom or laboratory.

Fun, tactile, visceral learning tailored to your aims & requirements. See, touch or hold reptiles & minibeasts often only seen in books or on-screen.

Our patient, sensitive & calm delivery builds trust, enabling your pupils or students to face their fears, challenge them & overcome them. Our sessions compliment & enhance the National Curriculum & the EYFS learning aims & objectives.

Meet The Beasts builds understanding, confidence & investigative skills such as observation. Our activities also encourage & promote social skills & communication.

Children chatter about what they have done after we've gone!

Also excellent as an enrichment experience, end-of-term treat or one-off special!

Adaptable & flexible enough to suit all ages & a wide range of educational needs.

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"I was so impressed with your last visit that I was wondering whether you would be free to come back and do another Meet The Beasts road show this term?"

Science Teacher: Woodbrook Vale Academy, Loughborough

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

[Meet The Beasts is Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Approved Enhanced Disclosure]Meet The Beasts is covered by Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosures.

British Science Week

[Reptile & Minibeasts Encounters & Activities fro British Science Week - Meet The Beasts]British Science Week Gives Opportunities for Schools to Provide Additional Activities Which Enthuse & Motivate Students.

Our most popular activity for British Science Week, especially in secondary schools, academies & colleges involves facing, challenging & overcoming our fears using snakes, tarantulas, cockroaches, scorpions, lizards & millipedes, all in a calm, safe non-threatening atmosphere.

As a STEM Ambassador, Stuart also has a lot of experience of presenting & discussing how to overcome the greatest demotivator & block to creativity & progress in all areas of life (studies, social, work, family & hobbies): FEAR.

Read why schools keep coming back ...

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"The students were left 'buzzing' and thoroughly enjoyed your sessions. Your enthusiasm and patience made the sessions even more enjoyable. Your range of reptiles made it very different to other sessions that are available and we appreciated the extras you did. We look forward to working with you again in the near future."

Science Teacher: Rushey Mead Academy, Leicester

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

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Meet The Beasts Helping You Overcome Your Fears: Video

Overcoming Fears & Building Confidence

STUDENTS

[Snakes & Reptiles Handling Sessions Help Build Pupils & Students Overcome Fears & Grow In Confidence]Meet The Beasts is a safe, proven, hands-on activity providing rapid, tangible, often spectacular results when used to help children & young people overcome their fears.

Our highly effective workshops & sessions are tailored to the needs, age & ability of the audience (although they cross all 'ability' boundaries).

We have seen great success in children/young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN), those categorised as Gifted & Talented, those with Behavioural & Confidence Issues.

Don't forget those who consistently work hard & do their best but 'fall between' official categories.

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"Wow! What a day. There have been some miracles today as the least likely children have run up & told me they've handled a snake. Great service with real sensitivity. We loved the way you worked at each individual child's pace. Thank you so much."

Teacher; Gateway Primary School, Westminster, London

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

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STAFF

[Meet The Beasts - Helping Teachers, Teaching Assistannts & Staff Overcome Fears & Grow in Confidence]Meet The Beasts Runs Sessions Especially Designed to Help Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Office Staff & General Staff Overcome Their Fears. Grow your confidence & self-esteem.

Face our reptiles & minibeasts, identify your fears, feel them, challenge them & overcome them.

Conducted in a safe, non-threatening, secure & relaxed environment these visceral, fun activities provide rapid, tangible, often spectacular results.

Great for helping individuals, they also help build better relationships, communication & mutual support, resulting in stronger, better connected staff teams.

Contact Us or Learn more about our confidence building & overcoming fears activities for teachers & staff ...


Read how Meet The Beasts enables people face their fears, overcome them & grow in confidence - Real Case Histories


We also run sessions to help Pupils, Students & Staff Feel Good About Yourself

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Businesses:  SMEs, PLC & Corporate

[Meet The Beasts - Overcoming Fears, Building Confidence & Increasing Your Bottom Line in SMEs Corporate PLC Business]Meet The Beasts Helps Employees in Companies of All Sizes to Overcome Fears & Grow in Confidence, Enabling Personal & Company Growth, Using Reptile & Minibeast Encounters & Activities.

Our in-depth workshops on overcoming & reversing the effects of fear in the workplace enable the causes & effects to be identified & eliminated: improving communication, deepening relationships, strengthening trust & ultimately leading to increased profits.

We have experienced, first-hand, the impact of acute & chronic fear, in both our private & our working life (within the Corporate Pharmaceutical Industry & our own company). These experiences enable us to not only understand the pressures of today's working environment, but also highlight them & the lessons we have learned, thereby helping you avoid the mistakes we made.

Meet The Beasts is all about freeing others from the bondage of fear, thereby enabling our clients to be more effective, more productive & ultimately, to contribute to a stronger bottom-line.

Our input brings positive, lasting change by enabling your people to build stronger relationships, trust, networks & teams.


Have a look at some photographs of our animals: Past & Present here

See photographs of our animals working at events: here

Read how Meet The Beasts enables adults & children to face & overcome their fears & grow in confidence - Case Histories

"I have to let you know ... we were recapping events on Thursday & someone raised how the Meet the Beasts room had been so beneficial to some of the Mencap young ambassadors who came to you, in facing their fears & building their confidence. This was something we hadn’t banked on but was fabulous."

JP; Land Securities Group PLC, London

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Scroll down through this section or use the following quick links to learn more about our activities in Work & Business:

Overcoming Fears & Developing Confidence

[Overcoming Fears & Developing Confidence - Businesses]Meet The Beasts Enables Your Staff to Face Challenges, Overcome Their Fears, Increase Their Confidence & Contribute Their Best to Your Business.

Fear permeates & affects every one of us in different ways. It can be an accepted part of work culture, operating at both a corporate & individual level. It may be tangible yet subliminal. Ability to control our fear response is key to effectively engaging with challenges, being creative & giving our best.

Happy people communicate better, enjoy deeper relationships, build trust & create stronger teams, resulting in an improved atmosphere & ultimately a stronger bottom-line for the business.

Our sessions & workshops are tailored specifically to your needs & provide immediate, tangible results which enable your staff to take on & enjoy new challenges & grow in their roles.

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I certainly didn’t think for one minute that I’d be able to handle a snake, but it was a really enjoyable experience and thank you for the opportunity."

LM; PA to Managing Director & Financial Director, Knauf-Insulation UK

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Team Meetings, Team Building, Training Sessions & Events

[Snake & Reptile Handling to Help Build Stronger, More Cohesive Teams]Meet The Beasts Provides Stimulating Activities, Sessions & Ice-Breakers for Training & Team Building Events & at Sales & Marketing Team Meetings.

Our activities & sessions are a powerful tool for enabling smoother adaptation & change within business, starting with the individual. All sessions are run in a safe, relaxed, non-threatening & encouraging atmosphere.

Motivate, inspire & enable your staff as they prepare to work together on new projects or products. Improve relationships, bonding & trust in your teams. Generate confidence, focus & improved performance in your sales & marketing teams as you prepare to launch a new product & they prepare to sell it. Kick-off your training meetings with a dose of motivation, encouragement & can-do attitude as fears are overcome & confidence grows. Improve team relationships, dynamics & trust as we help you see where fears originate, their effects on individuals & workplace & how to conquer them

Our activities change lives, producing more effective & fulfilled people in all situations.

Contact Us or Learn more about how Meet The Beasts can help to motivate your staff, release creativity & facilitate positive change ...

"If you had told me this morning that I would be touching a snake today, let alone holding one, I would never have believed you. Thank you."

BB; Director; Business Consultancy, Nottingham

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Overcoming the Effects of Fear in the Workplace

[Overcoming the Effects of Fear in the Workplace - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Builds Stronger Relationships, Deeper Trust & Greater Cohesion Within the Workplace.

Understanding & controlling fears reduces uncertainty, encourages adaptability & makes change smoother, ultimately improving your bottom line.

Adaptability & change within an organisation are critical for success. Research shows that the it is a tough challenge to maintain employee motivation & engagement in uncertainty caused by even small organisational changes.

The greatest barrier to change & adaptability is fear: perceived or real.

Fear within organisations is influenced from the top down & from the bottom up: we ALL have a part to play. Short-term fear may push us to perform at our best, but longer term fear precipitates mistrust, fatigue, burnout & eventually depression.

Conversely, where relationships are strong, trust grows & communication improves. This is a cycle which can be strengthened or destroyed by our ability to face fear, handle it, deal with it & move forward.

We tailor our input to your needs, giving insight & providing solutions to the effects of fear in the workplace that will help you flourish & grow.

Meet The Beasts is pleased to announce that we also combine with Richard Egan from RICHLearningSolutions to bring a more in-depth study of the subject & provide broader, more powerful solutions from our joint experience & understanding.

Contact Us or Learn more about how we can help maximise your productivity ...

"Hi Stuart, Thanks so much for your session – everyone absolutely loved the session! I will definitely keep you in mind for any future events we have!"

GF; Team Building Event Organiser, iD, London UK

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Conferences, Large Meetings, Launches, Exhibitions & Events

[Helping Conference & Exhibition Attendees & Delegates Face The Fears, Overcome Them & Grow in Confidence]Meet The Beasts Works with Conference & Event Organisers & Agencies to Bring Fun, Challenging, Life-Changing Activities to Conferences, Exhibitions, Meetings & Events.

We provide short workshops & activities for small groups or work one-to-one with delegates & attendees within the main conference, meeting or exhibition space, helping visitors to face their fears, overcome them & build self-confidence.

Read how Meet The Beasts has helped adults face their fears, overcome them & grow in confidence - Case Histories

Guaranteed to create a buzz in the room & spice-up your event.

We change, "I could never do that!" into; "I never thought I could do that!" through our friendly, calm, non-threatening approach.

All input is designed around your needs & objectives.

Guaranteed crowd creator & crowd pleaser.

Invite Meet The Beasts to inspire & entertain your guests as part of Company Family Open Days, Galas & Events or invite Stuart & guests to be a part of your pre-dinner or after dinner activities at meetings, events & conferences.

Contact us or Read more about Meet The Beasts' activities at meetings, events conferences & exhibitions ...

Our input brings positive, lasting change by enabling your people to build stronger relationships, trust, networks & teams.


Have a look at some photographs of our animals: Past & Present here

See photographs of our animals working at events: here

Read how Meet The Beasts enables adults & children to face & overcome their fears & grow in confidence - Case Histories

"Thanks Stuart. All the feedback has been great and really positive. Apologies for not having more time to spend with you but it was all hands on deck."

CH; Director; zűtmedia, Liverpool

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Community & Public Events

[Bringing the Wow Factor to Public & Community Events with Our Reptiles & Minibeasts - Meet The Beasts]Meet the Beasts is Guaranteed to Create a Buzz & Draw a Crowd at Your Public & Community Events with Our Beautiful, Fascinating Snakes, Tarantulas, Millipedes & Cockroaches.

Ideal for events of ALL sizes.

Our one-to-one interactions create trust & the confidence for visitors to face their fears & overcome them.

We help community-based organisations & clubs, public or private organisations, trusts & charities. We bring positive change through our reptile & minibeast encounter activities.

Have a look at some photographs of our animals: Past & Present here

Watch some videos of our animals here

See photographs of our animals working at events: here

Read how Meet The Beasts enables adults & children to face & overcome their fears & grow in confidence - Case Histories

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)


Scroll down through this section or use the following quick links to learn more about our activities in Public & Community:

Uniformed Organisations

[Reptile & Minibeast Encounters for Uniformed Organisations - Scout Camps - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Provides Exciting, Stimulating, Challenging & Fun Reptile & Minibeast Encounter Activities for Uniformed Organisations.

We work with all ages: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies, Guides, Girls Brigades & Boys Brigades.

Enjoy our beautiful snakes, lizards, scorpions, tarantulas, cockroaches & millipedes. Learn about them. Face & overcome your fears & grow in confidence, self-esteem & sense of achievement.

Meet The Beasts visits individual troops. We also provide activities at area camps.

Our gentle, patient & understanding approach helps allay fears & reduce panic so that everyone can enjoy meeting, touching, stroking or holding our reptiles & minibeasts.

Guaranteed to be a memorable experience & create a buzz in your troop, brigade or at your event.

We can also include content that supports specific badges & awards.

Contact Us or Read more about Meet The Beasts' activities with uniformed organisations...

"The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts all really enjoyed your sessions. They haven't stopped talking about them two weeks later. We were so impressed with your patience and understanding that we have put a write-up in a magazine that goes to all troops in Leicestershire. So hopefully others will be able to enjoy what you have to offer. Thanks again for a great couple of nights."

SD; Scout Leader, Market Harborough

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We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Galas, Fetes, Fairs

[Reptiles & Minibeasts at Galas, Fetes & Fairs - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Creates a Buzz & Excitement With Our Reptile & Minibeasts Encounters & Activities at Your Gala, Fete or Fair: Always Draws a Crowd.

We have amazed visitors at fetes, galas, open days & fairs organised by universities, town, city, borough & county councils, private organisations, shopping centres & shopping mall management companies, local clubs & private individuals.

Invite one animal, such as Geoff The BoaTM our large, friendly Boa constrictor or a range of animals, including snakes, lizards, tarantulas, cockroaches, scorpions & millipedes.

Make your gala, fete or fair stand apart with this rewarding activity.

Read how Meet The Beasts has helped adults & children face their fears, overcome them & grow in confidence - Real Case Histories

Our only requirements are:

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"I was really frightened of spiders when I came to see you. I am so glad that I did because I was able to do two things I never thought I would be able to - stroke your tarantula and hold Geoff. Thank you"

Parent: Town Gala, Mansfield

[Meet The Beasts is Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Approved Enhanced Disclosure]Meet The Beasts is covered by Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosures.

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Professional Organisations, Clubs & Societies

[Reptile & Minibeasts Encounters & Activities for Professional Organisations, Clubs & Societies - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Inspires Public, Private & Community Clubs, Societies & Professional Organisations Using Reptile & Minibeast Encounters & Interactive Talks on Fears & How to Overcome Them.

Our practical talks create a buzz & excitement at events & meetings. They also change lives, enabling people to grow in confidence. All of our events include at least one reptile.

Our before or after-dinner activities provide something a bit different: the chance to encounter our animals & overcome your fears. Our flexibility allows us to combines talks & activities. We do what you want.

All talks & activities are delivered in a calm, relaxed, non-threatening way, encouraging attendees to Have a go.

Clients include: Rotary Club, Rotaract, Round Table, Young Farmers & special interest groups & societies.

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"It was another great session last week, thank you for coming along and giving such a great experience to the young people and staff. Fay mentioned how well the session went with your adaptations to the talk, taking into consideration their limited English. I saw a few of them later on that Thursday and they were all talking about meeting Geoff."

RC: NCS; Leicester

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Public Attractions & Places of Interest

[Reptiles & Minibeasts at Museums, Railways, Stately Homes, National Trust & Other Places of Public Interest - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Creates Excitement, Interest & Sense of Achievement Using Reptile & Minibeast Encounters, Sessions & Presentations in Places of Public Interest & Public Attractions.

Small groups in a designated room or one-to-one encounters open for all visitors always create a buzz.

Whether you are a National, Regional or Local Attraction we would love to be part of your special events. Our reptiles & minibeasts are always a great draw for new visitors.

Our appearances at Family Days or one-off events by Pubs, Restaurants & Hotels are particularly popular with 'regulars' & passing visitors.

Meet The Beasts has built a strong reputation with long-term clients including:

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"I just want to say an enormous thank you for last Friday night and for your fantastic support. I must say it was the best launch event I have been to in my 20 years of working at Derby Museums and your presence with your incredible Geoff and Wesley made it even more special."

JD; Visitor Service Manager, Derby Museum

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Charities

[Reptile & Minibeasts Encounters for Charities - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Creates Excitement & Interest When Our Snakes, Lizards, Tarantulas, Scorpions, Cockroaches & Millipedes Appear for You to Encounter at Events Run by Charities & Charitable Organisations.

We help at money-raising events, special treats for individuals & groups, or simply visit you at your place of work to create a buzz & spice things up.

Fun & educational, fascinating & inspiring, challenging & life-changing.

Allow our animals to work their magic for you.

Please note: Our charges are very reasonable but we are unable to provide free appearances or prizes at this time.

Contact Meet The Beasts to discuss how we can help you ...

"I was really frightened of spiders when I came to see you. I am so glad that I did because I was able to do two things I never thought I would be able to - stroke your tarantula and hold Geoff. Thank you"

Parent: Town Gala, Mansfield

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Healthcare

[Rod of Asclepius Medical Symbol]Invite Meet the Beasts to Bring Excitement to Learning & Confidence to Your Patients Through Meeting Our Snakes, Lizards, Tarantulas, Scorpions, Cockroaches & Millipedes in Hospitals, Care & Respite Homes, Mental Health Units & Hospital Schools.

We work with Healthcare Practitioners & educators in the NHS & Private Sectors to bring stimulation to studying by bringing animals off the page into life.

Our calm, relaxed, patient, yet fun approach promotes inclusion of patients & residents in our activities. Animal assisted therapy with a difference that makes a difference.

Have a look at some photographs of our animals: Past & Present here

Watch some videos of our animals here

See photographs of our animals working at events: here

Read how Meet The Beasts enables adults & children to face & overcome their fears & grow in confidence - Case Histories


Scroll down through this section or use the following quick links to learn more about our activities in Healthcare:

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Hospital Schools

[Reptiles & Minibeasts in Hospital Schools - Meet The Beasts]Meet the Beasts Brings Learning to Life Whilst Stimulating Engagement & Interaction in Hospital School Patients with Our Reptile & Minibeast Encounter Sessions.

We understand that learning can be a struggle when in hospital.

Our activities bring animals often only seen in books & media up-close for patients to meet. We can also create worksheets that meet your learning objectives & anable continued study after we have gone.

Our patience & confidence, combined with the gentle & placid nature of our animals provides a calm & receptive atmosphere in which patients can relax & enjoy learning.

We love to bring excitement & show that being a patient need not stop people experiencing the beauty of nature first-hand.

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"Thank you Stuart for coming. You and your beasts were a very big hit with the staff as well as the patients!"

Ellingham Hospital, Norfolk

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We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Hospitals & Mental Health:  Animal Assisted Therapy

[Reptile & Minibeast Encounters to Build Confidence, Self-Esteem & Improve Personal Health & Mental Mealth - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Promotes Socialising, Improves Communication, Boosts Self-Esteem & Builds Self-Confidence, Through Reptile & Minibeast Encounters as Animal Assisted Therapy

Reports suggest that snake handling in particular helps to build self-confidence, whilst improving communication & socialising in Mental Health settings, especially in patients struggling with depression.

We have seen many patients overcome fears, one-to-one & also in group settings, where they have been encouraged, even cheered on by fellow patients.

Our animals are available for therapy sessions to rebuild confidence, self-esteem & motivation, promote social interaction & develop self-confidence & personal awareness. Our reptiles & Minibeasts are also available for patient enrichment.

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"The event was a huge success and enjoyed by all ... The hospital will be inviting Stuart back in the New Year"

Cygnet Hospital, Stevenage, Herts

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Care Centres, Care Homes & Respite Care

[Animal Assisted Therapy & Visits to Care Homes, Centres & Respite Settings - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Builds Confidence in Residents & Staff in Care Homes & Respite Care With Fun, Stimulating & Interactive Reptile & Minibeast Encounter Activities.

Strong evidence supports improved quality of life & mental aptitude through interaction with animals.

Our snakes, lizards, tarantulas, scorpions, millipedes & cockroaches provide extra stimulation by their unfamiliarity, tactile interaction & placid nature.

Animals which may only have been seen in books, on TV or behind glass in a zoo come to life, up-close, hands-on, in-person.

We have seen great success with elderly patients facing & overcoming fears, some of which may have been lifelong, giving a visible sense of pride & achievement.

Read how Meet The Beasts has helped adults & children face their fears, overcome them & grow in confidence - Real Case Histories

Available for visits, group sessions or one-to-one, we can bring excitement & fulfilment to your residents.

Contact Us or Read more about Meet The Beasts' Activities in Care Centres, Homes & Respite Care ...

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

For Radio, TV, Photo, Video & Film Shoots

[Reptiles & Minibeasts for Photo, Video, Film, Advertising & Radio Interviews - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Spices-Up & Creates Impact for TV, Films, Photography, Video & Advertising By Providing Snakes, Lizards, Tarantulas, Scorpions & Cockroaches (Death's Head & Giant Hissing) as Props, Subjects & Extras.

All Animals come with an experienced handler.

Whether you are shooting for music, drama, fashion, design, art, films, niche interests, products, portraits with a difference or special occasions, our animals grab attention & set you apart. Ideal for adding eye-catching extras or focus to your artistic & media work.

For Professional, Amateur & Educational Clients.

Meet The Beasts is also happy to appear as a guest for radio broadcasts, where we can discuss a wide range of topics, including:

Contact Us or Read more about Meet The Beasts' Reptiles & Minibeasts in Photos, Video, Film, TV & Radio



Have a look at some photographs of our animals: Past & Present here

Watch some videos of our animals here

See photographs of our animals working at events: here

See some examples of work with our animals below:


Meet The Beasts Provides Reptiles & Minibeasts for Media Shoots.

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Parties & Special Events

[Meet The Beasts at a Halloween Fright Night event at The Great Central Railway - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Spices-Up & Creates a Buzz at Your Party or Special Event.

We can attend:

A visit from our animals creates special, memorable events & occasions!



Have a look at some photographs of our animals: Past & Present here

Watch some videos of our animals here

See photographs of our animals working at events: here

Read how Meet The Beasts enables adults & children to face & overcome their fears & grow in confidence - Case Histories



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Meet The Beasts Liaises Directly with Clients, Customers, Event Organisers & Agencies & has full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

"I wanted to text you to say thanks. You guys were awesome; it really made the party. Before you are inundated with requests for next Halloween, can you pencil me in again for next year? Thanks again; you guys did an amazing job and I'll say so to my friends."

JO; Private Halloween Party Customer, Loughborough

LIVE Online (Virtual) Meet The Beasts

[European Woodlice Shedding its Skin - Meet The Beasts Online]LIVE Virtual Meet The Beasts - Captivating Reptile & Minibeast Experiences in the Safety of Your School & College Classroom or Laboratory. The Same High Quality, Personal Attention: Just Socially Distanced.

Whether it is due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, school safety requirements or just personal preference, Meet The Beasts now provides LIVE virtual activities & workshops with our snakes, lizards, tarantulas, millipedes & cockroaches ... PLUS you can meet some of the animals that we can't take to public events, like our giant centipede, baby millipedes & more venomous tarantulas.



Perfect for introducing pupils & students to reptiles & minibeasts, our online, virtual sessions dovetail perfectly with topics such as Amazon Rainforest, Wriggle & Crawl, Beast Builder etc. In fact, ANY topic studying reptiles, minibeasts, the environment, habitats, food chains, predators, exotic animal care, keeping reptiles & minibeasts in captivity ... the list goes on!

Our LIVE sessions on building confidence by overcoming fears are invaluable additions to GCSE & A-Level biology, sociology & psychology syllabus'. Stuart's neuroscience background, personal experience (business & education) & amazing ability to transform what we often think of as complicated into easy-to-understand, practical steps brings the subjects alive!

Our LIVE virtual sessions also help to transform any student who lacks self-confidence.

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[Meet The Beasts is Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Approved Enhanced Disclosure]Meet The Beasts is covered by Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosures.

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Geoff The BoaTM

[Geoff The Boa - Our Large Gentle Friendly Boa Constrictor Available On His Own]Geoff The BoaTM is Our Major Star at Meet The Beasts. His Impressive Size, Slow, Smooth Movements & Gentle, Placid Nature Put Him in High Demand.

Wherever Geoff appears he draws a crowd!

Many people see him & want to run, but it rarely takes more than a minute with him before they are drawn to touching, stroking or even holding him.

Fear turns to fascination & very soon, to excitement as people realise they can do SO MUCH MORE than they first thought.

In fact many people say, "See you Geoff!" when leaving.

Geoff is available for your fetes, galas, fairs, events, photo shoots, TV, film & radio work.

Contact Us or Learn more about Geoff The BoaTM ...

"Everyone fell in love with Geoff. He is so gentle & friendly. I was a bit anxious when I first met him but he is such a gentle giant. We always knew where he was by the crowd of people around him. He made our event. Thank you."

HR: UPS; East Midlands Airport, UK

[Meet The Beasts is Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Approved Enhanced Disclosure]Meet The Beasts is covered by Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosures.

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Meet The Beasts:  Contact Information

More Information From:

Dr Stuart Wood
c/o Meet the Beasts
31 Burder Street
Loughborough
Leics
LE11 1JH

Telephone: + 44 1509 553362
Mobile: + 44 7814 628123
E-mail: stuart@meetthebeasts.com