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Tickle a Tarantula!

Come and meet our amazing mini monsters and prove that there’s nothing to be afraid of!

Spiders are one of the most misunderstood creatures in the world, but there’s nothing to be afraid of! In our amazing hold a tarantula experience you’ll see for yourself just how gentle and placid these ‘fearsome’ creatures really are.

Our meet a tarantula experience can be purchased for you, for a loved one or friend. A tarantula experience would make the perfect present for any arachnid lover or someone trying to conquer a fear!

In this unforgettable hold a tarantula experience, you will get to meet and get up close to these beautiful creatures.

Our tarantula encounter provides a one-to-one tarantula encounter (we also have an option for two participants) with the opportunity to handle one of these beautiful creatures. You'll also be able to ask any of your spider related questions and to get the perfect spider selfie!

Your Encounter

Your hold a tarantula experience will last around 30 to 40 minutes and includes:

  • Admission into the Zoo for the participant(s)
  • A talk from our in-house spider expert, who will teach you all about different spider species and their behaviours
  • One-on-one time with a Zoo Keeper to ask any questions you may have
  • The opportunity for some close up tarantula photography
  • An Animal Encounter certificate at the end of your tarantula encounter


One participant: £105

Additional participant: £50

What's Included

  • Entry to the Park is included for the Tickle a Tarantula participant(s).
  • Participants under 16 must be accommpanied by an adult who will require a valid day ticket.
  • An additional participant can be added if both participants are from the same group or family, and booked at the same time
  • Additional (non participating) guests will require a valid day ticket
  • Minimum age 12 years, no maximum age!

How to Book Your Tickle a Tarantula Experience

To check availability for our tarantula experience please call the Park on 01323 874100, email us at [email protected] or you can come and visit us in the Visitor Services Office opposite the Park Entrance.

We regret that we are unable to make provisional bookings or take bookings over the phone.

Please read our Animal Experience Terms & Conditions before booking.

Please make sure you read our Health & Safety information once you book an encounter. 

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