Reptiles & Creepy Crawlies at Public Attractions & Places of Interest

Let our snakes, lizards & creepy crawlies (tarantulas, cockroaches, scorpions & millipedes) meet visitors at your special events, theme days, open days & festivals. Add excitement, challenges & thrills. Something different.

What We Do

[Reptile & minibeast encounters & activities for places of public interest & public attractions - Meet The Beasts]We experience fear every day but we do not encounter ways to help us overcome fears & be more confident.

Meet The Beasts provides that service as fun, accessible & powerful reptile & minibeast encounter sessions, activities which change lives.

Visitors to your events enjoy a memorable day-out at your attraction & they leave with a real sense of achievement. They meet our snakes, lizards, tarantulas, scorpions, cockroaches & millipedes, face their fears, overcome them & grow in confidence whilst having fun. We create a calm, stimulating setting where people achieve more than they thought possible, by saying 'Hello' to our animals.

Where We Go

We visit public attractions & places of interest, mainly in the Midlands, but we do travel further afield, bringing our unique & powerful presence to your attraction.

We visit all kinds of attractions & venues:

"You may not remember me, but you came to my secondary school about 5 years ago. I was petrified of your animals, especially your snake. You helped me overcome my fears & I wanted to let you know that I am now studying Animal Husbandry at college. As you can see [holding Geoff] I love snakes now ... but not so sure about stick insects."

Former Secondary School Student Visiting Great Central Railway Easter Event

How We Work

We want you to experience the best that we can offer so, we provide 2 different approaches, each of which is highly successful when matched to the event.

Group Sessions

A separate room is required for group sessions.

Small groups of visitors experience & encounter our animals for a short, pre-arranged period of time. We share information about the animals but focus on visitors having chance to interact & handle our reptiles & minibeasts (where possible) in a calm, friendly, expectant atmosphere.

We encourage photography & videos to record those special moments.

Small group encounter sessions provide focus are ideal where you want more of a learning experience or where a gala, fair or fete has a related theme.

Contact Meet The Beasts to discuss how we can help you

"I loved meeting Geoff & having chance to hold him. It is the first time I have ever touched a real snake & I was a bit nervous. He was quite heavy. But I did it! Thank you & I hope you will be bringing all your lovely animals again next year because I want to see them again."

Teenager: Public Fete, Leicester

One-to-One Encounters

One-to-one experiences allow large numbers of visitors to encounter our animals in their own time.

We work from a stall in a room, marquee or covered area. Our animals are on display & visitors view our animals & 'meet & greet' them as we interact with each visitor.

We can also attend your event with just one or two animals, usually our boa constrictors, Geoff & Baz, moving amongst visitors, who encounter the beasts in their own space & time.

Give us the space to roam & watch the magic.

"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

Contact Meet The Beasts to discuss how we can help you

Our Requirements

Before agreeing to attend any event, we always ensure that our animals will enjoy the event too.

Meet The Beasts is bound by the terms & conditions of the Animal Activities Licence to carefully monitor our animals & make sure that neither they, nor members of the public, are exposed to unnecessary risk or potential harm.

In order to comply with these requirements the following criteria must be fulfilled regarding our location at events:

Before accepting a booking we always ensure that our location will be:

*  We are popular at events & often attract crowds.

"You have made such a difference to our Moshi Monsters Day at the GCR today. People all over are talking about you & your animals. Every time I came in you were helping someone. You are on our list of 'must haves' for future events we run (if you'd like to come that is!)."

Events Organiser; Great Central Railway, Loughborough

We have full Public Liability Insurance, DBS Enhanced Disclosure, 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
LE11 1JH

Telephone: + 44 1509 553362
Mobile: + 44 7814 628123