The Reptile Show at Wellington Country Park

Monday, 26 May 2014

The Reptile Show at Wellington Country Park

On Friday evening 3childrenandit came over with her gecko for me to look after over half term. I think this photo shows I was not a natural.



I was therefore determined to to face my fears when we took the children to the reptile show at Wellington Country Park this weekend.

Big man was in there straight away holding a snake.


Then came spiders, coackroaches, frogs, lizards......

I had a Tangled moment. I was not at all scared of him as he holds on tight.

And I'm wondering and wondering and wondering and wondering when will my life begin?

One of my fears with pretty much all animals is that they will run away. Big man also held a scorpion although I managed to scare him by saying it was crawling up his jacket. He continued to learn and touch the animals encouraging me to as well.



This one was particularly slimey and no prince in sight.



Right at the end little man decided that he wanted to hold a snake so big man helped him.


I had been reluctant to do anything more than stroke a snake. However, I was keen to give holding one a go. I wimped out 3 times, but then thought if my 2 and 6 year old could do it then I really should have a go. And with big man instructed to take a photo and get the thing off me as soon as possible I did it!



If you live near Reading the reptile show is back at Wellington Country Park on Friday. Definitely worth a visit.






14 comments:

Tracy K Nixon said...

OMG You are all brave!!! Cannot believe your big man held a scorpion!!! Tel him he is a brave big man! I am scared of anything with scales or if they have more than 4 legs! Bees and wasps really petrify me - I run a mile!

Louise Fairweather said...

I can't believe I scared him over it! Feel good for holding the snake but don't need to make a habit of it x

Tracy K Nixon said...

I think it is great to encourage little ones to interact with animals, birds, reptiles etc - more so if you can't have pets. We live right beside the beach so my four aren't worried at all about picking up crabs or holding little fishes! Looks a lovely place to take the kids - thank you for the review!

Coombe Mill (Fiona) said...

Brave indeed though your face is a picture!

Louise Fairweather said...

Did I hide my fear?

Lou's Lake Views said...

Wow, gave me the chills just thinking about it! i'm quite happy with anything slimy or scaly but keep those darn spiders away from me!

Merlinda Little said...

OMG you are so brave! I cent even handle worms so! Hats off =) #MagicMoments

Louise Fairweather said...

I shocked myself with the spider but it appears it is snakes and scorpions I am truly scared of!

Louise Fairweather said...

He kept saying it is all the parents fault that make kids scared - hence me trying to be brave

Louise Fairweather said...

I would rather not handle a worm :-)

NadineHill said...

You are braver than me! I'd rather cuddle a cat or dog - even a tiger than hold one of those!! #MagicMoments

Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) said...

Looks brilliant!I'm OK with reptiles and spiders, and I do quite fancy having a Tangled moment myself :)

justanormalmummy said...

wow - you are braver than me! I am NOT good with any creepy crawly! lol x

Charly Dove said...

Oh Louise that first photo with Reggie is just hilarious. Had me in a proper snorting fit! Well done with the animals at the reptile show, you did brilliantly. Not sure I could do the snake! Great post, thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory