Animal Experiences in Essex

by David Lowbridge

Animal Experiences - £54

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 Frinton-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 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, they are used to meeting people and enjoy coming out to see us. We can tell you all about their characters and each species. 

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. Our reptiles have species-appropriate enclosures with plenty of enrichment. 

We can talk to you all about the reptiles and how you can care for them. Visiting us for a reptile experience can be a great option if you’d like to find out more about reptile care and are considering your first pet. 

Our encounters are a fun and memorable experience for an event like a birthday. You can also book an experience for advice about more advanced care. We offer some snake feeding sessions on a Monday evening. We are educated in reptile studies and pet care. 

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

Some of Our Animals You Can Meet

  • Dumeril’s Boa
  • Corn Snake
  • African House Snake
  • Kenyan Sand Boa
  • Western Hognose
  • Royal Pythons
  • Thayers King Snakes
  • Leopard Geckos
  • Crested Gecko
  • Berber Skink
  • Barking Gecko
  • Curly Haired Tarantula
  • Fire Leg Millipedes
  • Vinegaroon
  • Isopods


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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


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 Team

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

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