At Essex Reptile Encounters we take education very seriously, we believe that a hands on experience gives children a real understanding of these animals needs, functions and behaviour. All of our talks and presentations are not only science based but are also heavily influenced by our own personal experiences with these wonderful creatures over the last 30 years. 

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Half day

We will spend either a morning or an afternoon with you. Perfect for enhancing projects or focusing on a particular class or topic. 


Full day

We will spend the entire school day with you. We can divide the day up to suit your needs whether it's longer sessions with a particular class/year or split into numerous mini sessions . 

From £250


From £400

Early Years

At our early years visits we offer a great introduction to reptiles. We focus on colours and textures but we also describe basic physical features and touch upon behaviour and the natural conditions in which the creatures live. 

We always bring age appropriate animals that are not only beautiful to look at but also easy to handle. Getting hands on with the animals is a great way for the children to start understanding the natural world and to have respect and compassion for these wonderful animals. 

Key Stage 1 & 2

Life Processes and living things.

Our Key stage 1 & 2 visits are a great way to bring a session to life, our hands on approach sparks the imagination and understanding of the children. We bring a varied selection of reptiles, inverts, amphibians and exotics which enables us to cover many topics including:







We aim to deliver a unique, specialised presentation and we tailor each educational visit to your needs, so please don't hesitate in getting in touch to discuss further or to get a quote. 

Key Stage 3

Our key stage 3 sessions can be personalised to enhance any topic. 

Popular topics include:



Defence Mechanisms

The importance of conservation

Advanced Husbandry