Your chance to meet a reptile or two at Mead Open Farm

Safari Stu with one of the reptiles
Safari Stu with one of the reptiles
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Ever held a tarantula or been nose to nose with a chameleon? Stroked a royal python or listened to a hissing cockroach?

Mead Open Farm is offering visitors a chance to do it all at their Reptile Week event this May half term.

Children and parents are invited to go along and learn more about reptiles and in-sects and get close to these fascinating creatures with the Reptile Week special guest: reptile expert and enthusiast, Safari Stu.

With his years of experience in caring for and breeding unusual reptiles and insects, Stu will provide an educational and fun experience in which visitors will be able to learn about, see and even hold a variety of animals, including a chameleon, snakes, giant cockroaches, a tarantula and bright green stick insects!

Stu said: “I have loved reptiles and tropical insects since I was a small boy when my mum finally let me have a snake.

“They are just so different from normal pets, really interesting to look after and learn about.”

This is a rare opportunity to get up close to some wonderful exotic animals. Reptile Week will run from May 24 until May 29 and is all included in the admission price, alongside the regular play and animal activities that Mead Open Farm is famous for.

Based in Billington, near Leighton Buzzard, Mead Open Farm is open daily from 10am until 6.30pm. For more information and prices, see www.meadopen-farm.co.uk