Although they may not be considered the most cuddly or warm characters of the Animal Kingdom, reptiles are among the most remarkable creatures to walk our planet. In the words of Sir David Attenborough, "reptiles can be lethally fast, spectacularly beautiful, surprisingly affectionate and very sophisticated". Come and appreciate the reptile family in all their glory at Riverside Falconry, based in the beautiful Tyne valley, Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne. With miles of open countryside and ancient woodlands, The Riverside Falconry's aim is to allow everyone the chance to witness the beauty of reptiles.
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by a friendly reptile handler, who will give you a brief health and safety overview and recommend some of the do's and don’ts whilst handling the creatures. Your session will start off with meeting some of the smaller snakes such as the Corn Snake, which in the past could be found commonly in grass fields but is now classed as an endangered species. From there, you will be introduced to some of the larger of the snakes on the premises, including a deadly Python and regal Boa Constrictor.
In addition you will get to see the iconic venomous Cobra, however as he has a tendency to be a bit over friendly, this will be from a distance. Your snake encounter will conclude by meeting the centres largest snake, which is an enormous seven foot long. Next, you will get to meet and hold some of the friendly reptiles, such as The Gecko, Water Dragon, Bearded Dragon and a colour changing Chameleon. Last of all, you have the chance to meet and hold one of the eight legged residents, the hairy Tarantula.
When can you go?
This experience is available on selected dates, throughout the year subject to availability.
How long does this activity last?
The experience will last approximately 1 hour.
You need to know
The minimum age for this experience is 6 years old.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
This experience is for two people. There may be other people on the day.
Family and friends
You are welcome to bring spectators for a small fee of £5 per person.