Animal Experiences in Essex

by David Lowbridge

Animal Experiences - £70

Welcome to DJL Exotics animal experiences. We love reptiles and insects! You can book to join us to meet our wonderful reptile ambassadors at our 5* licensed reptile facility in Frinton on Sea on the Essex coast. You can book for an hour to spend time meeting a variety of lizards and snakes. 

Our reptiles are well socialised and trained, they all have unique personalities that you can get to know. As our guests, we can tailor the experience to your interests whether this is a tiny baby leopard gecko or Gerald, our 6ft Dumerill’s Boa! 

If you’re on holiday in Walton-on-the-Naze or Clacton-on-Sea, we are close by in the village of Kirby-le-Soken, a great option for when the tide is in! If you’re coming to Essex from further away, there are great facilities nearby for meals, etc. 

Our lizards and snakes are species that adapt well to being pets. We handle our animals daily, and therefore, they are used to meeting people and enjoy coming out to see us. We can tell you all about their characters and each species.

Animal Experiences for The Whole Family

If you’ve never held a snake it can be an amazing experience. We have some sweet and gentle snakes to meet if it’s your first time to hold a snake. It can be a really rewarding experience. We’ll help you with how to handle the reptiles correctly and can adapt the experience for different needs as well. 

We are 5* licensed reptile breeders and our reptile encounters offer you behind-the-scenes access to our reptile facility. We follow the animals’ natural life cycles. During the spring and summer, you’ll likely be able to meet our sweet baby snakes and lizards. Our reptiles are all super healthy, with great genetics and great temperaments. They all live in species-appropriate enclosures with plenty of enrichment.

Our encounters are a fun and memorable experience for an event like a birthday.

Or you can also book an experience for advice about caring for a pet reptile. This is a great option if you’d like to find out more about reptile care and are considering your first pet. David and Helen are educated and qualified in reptile studies and pet care. 

We can talk to you all about the reptiles and how you can care for them. 

You can also follow us on  Facebook, and Instagram or contact us via email or call us on 01255 675876. To book your animal experience, check the available days and times through our booking form. Your reptile encounter is led by experienced reptile keepers David & Helen Lowbridge.

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Animal Experiences

Come and meet our reptile ambassadors in an hour-long animal experience for up to 6 people. You can meet and handle a range of species, including geckos, skinks, snakes, and invertebrates at our facility.

Schools and Clubs

If you’d like to find out more about animal experiences in Essex for schools and clubs, then please get in contact to find out more. You can email us with inquiries at

Why Choose Us?


We handle our reptiles daily.


Numerous years working with reptiles.


Trained and qualified to look after reptiles.


We're passionate reptile keepers.


We're a 5* licensed reptile pet shop.

Our Animal Experiences Team

DJL Exotics is run by David and Helen Lowbridge, who are passionate about sharing how special reptiles are.

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