Reptile and Minibeast Encounter

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Come and enjoy a reptile and minibeast experience right here at Wild Encounters!

Spend some time with one of our keepers, getting up close and personal with some of the scaly residents that call Wild Encounters their home (along with a few of our invertebrate residents too!

This experience can be purchased for up to 6 people in a group. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.

What To Expect On The Day

When you turn up for your experience you will be greeted by one of our keepers to join you for your experience. You'll be taken into our reptile room where the keeper will introduce you to up close encounters with a range of reptiles including lizards, tortoises and snakes; amphibians such as salamanders and frogs; and also a great range of invertebrates such as cockroaches, giant millipedes and more! Handling opportunities will be provided while our keepers tell you more about each of them! Experience generally lasts approximately 45mins-1hr, however lengths may vary between experiences.

Once your experience is done you can then feel free to wander round our small (but growing) collection of other critters that call Wild Encounters their home, such as our cheeky family of meerkats, Meeko and Mika, our naughty pair of raccoons, or Rico the macaw!

Price List

Up to 4 participants €40
5 participants €50
6 participants €60

6 participants maximum per group. Under 16 year olds must have at least one adult in attendance either as a paying participant or spectator. Up to 2 spectators allowed with paying group (free of charge) but please note these will not partake in experience.

Booking Your Experience

Purchase your voucher through our online shop. Your voucher, valid for a year from purchase, will then be produced and emailed out to you.

Once you have your voucher you can then get in touch with us to arrange booking your date and time slot at your own convenience.

Bookable time slots - 10am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm

Dates and time slots are subject to availability and must be pre-booked in advance. We recommend, to avoid disappointment, you buy your voucher and book your date as early as possible. If you have a specific date in mind then please do feel free to get in touch with us to check availability prior to buying your voucher, however, please note that we cannot hold any date without purchase of a voucher.

Only up to the number of individuals stated on the voucher may participate in the experience. A specific voucher can be used only once, even if there are less participants in attendance on the day than the amount stated on the voucher, it cannot be split across separate slot bookings.

Cancellations and rescheduling

If a booking is made and you need to change the date/time, then the experience is transferable to another date (subject to availability) free of charge if we receive no less than 14 days notice of the booking date. If a cancellation is made with less than 14 days notice then we regret that a change of date would not be possible without a rescheduling fee of €20 to re-book. If Wild Encounters cancels (due to an animal welfare issue or other such scenario) then alternative dates will be offered. Wild Encounters will endeavor to give as much notice as possible in the event of an encounter booking being cancelled.

Further Info

Although we promise an up close experience with many of our cold blooded critters, animal welfare is our top priority and so we do not force them to do anything they don't want to do, therefore levels of interaction may vary between experiences.

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 in such cases.