Bookings and Prices

Booking: We are available Monday to Sunday with sessions available during the day or evening. We are based in Crawley West Sussex, this allows us to cover the South, South East and London.

All bookings are undertaken after careful consideration of the nature of the event and details of the venue are fully discussed with Tom's Talking Reptiles. Please contact us to check availability and to discuss your needs.

Payments & Deposits:  Once the price and availability for your chosen date has been agreed the deposit payment will need to be paid before we can send you confirmation of your booking.

This can be paid by bank transfer (see bank details below), giving your name and date as the party reference. The outstanding balance is then to be paid on our arrival at your venue; either by cash or bank transfer.

We thank you for paying your deposit, your deposit goes towards the feeding and care of our animals, our rescue and rehoming as well as booking your slot with us.

In general deposits are non-refundable, if your booking cannot go ahead for whatever  reason we will offer you the chance to move your booking to an alternative date upto 1 year from your original date. Please note this can only be changed once after another deposit must be paid. 

Like all business we must follow government guidelines regarding COVID19, these can change at anytime and we will keep you updated but postponing and changing dates may happen. We apologize but we must all work together to keep eachother safe.

By paying your deposit you are agreeing to our deposit terms.

Schools and organisations paying by cheque we ask for it to be ready on the day and if bank transfers could be done before or on the day of our visit; as we are dependant on prompt payments. If invoices are required please could you let us know in advance and we can provide these either via email or post.  

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For Deposits and Bookings

Deposit Amount £40 

Remaining amount to be paid in cash on arrival. 

Bank Transfer Details:

Bank: BARCLAYS

Company: Tom's Talking Reptiles

Account Number: 33764230

Sort Code:  20-88-13

 

Instructions when booking 

Once a deposit is paid, you MUST let us know so we can check and send you your confirmation. without doing so sadly your party will not be booked. You will then be asked to send through your venue address, contact numbers, time slot you have booked, length of the experience you have booked, number of people taking part in the experience . For parties we will also need the name and age of the birthday person. 

We also ask you to message,email 5-7 days before to check everything is set in place ,ask any questions and to confirm everything is still set to go ahead for your experience your end.

Email: team@tomstalkingreptiles.co.uk

message: 07715348378

Please Note: With all our packages we are a hands on reptile and mini beast experience. we are not classed as entertainers we are classed as an encounter, as we go round with our animals our main focus and responsibility is our duty of care to our animals. it is your responsibility to keep the children calm, quiet and seated throughout the whole experience. we do have the right to stop the encounter at any given point if we fill it is too stressful and dangerous for our animals or any guests at the party.  

Guide to our costs:

Your support helps us to recuperate the costs for the work we do: 

  • Medical cost of ill animals taken in from our rescue and rehoming and the ongoing medical needs of permanently ill animals.  

  • Travel costs

  •  Costs of housing for each animal which includes:

    • Suitable living space (in guidelines with animal welfare laws and each animal's needs)    

    • Electricity cost for UV lighting and heating

    • Cost of substrates for each animal, plants, water bowls and hides for each animal set up

    • cost of feeding 

  • The cost for each animal specialist who look after, train and care for each animal.

All animals are multi-generation captive-bred or rescues we have taken in and restored back to health; each one living thoroughly enriched lives. Individual animals are carefully selected for their temperament and on the understanding that travelling to and appearing at these events will not cause them stress. 

Packages we offer: 

(Please contact us to discuss your needs and what you desire and we do our best to make it all happen.

Time constraints and the amount of children taking part impact on the amount of animals we can show and talk about and the time the children have with each animal. Travel costs not included as depends on your chosen venue location)

Please Note: With all our packages we are a hands on reptile and mini beast experience. we are not classed as entertainers we are classed as an encounter, as we go round with our animals our main focus and responsibility is our duty of care to our animals. it is your responsibility to keep the children calm, quiet and seated throughout the whole experience. we do have the right to stop the encounter at any given point if we fill it is too stressful and dangerous for our animals or any guests at the party.  

 Parties Packages:

  1. One hour party; recommended for under 5's or small groups of up to 12 participants of adults/children start from £170

  2. One hour split party, recommended for younger children up to 6 -7 years old and up to 15-20 participants £230 this package includes a 30 minute break halfway through.

  3. One and a half hour straight through party, recommended for children 8+ and large groups 12+ participants of adults/children start from £200

  4. Two hour party Split Party, recommended for larger parties of younger children this package includes a 30 minute break halfway through.

  • up to 20 participants adults/children start from £250

  • Parties of 20+ participants adults/children start from £300

  • Parties over 25 participants adults/children start from £350

Special ONE TO ONE sessions:

  • One hour price start from £150

  • One hour and a half price start from £180

Travel costs not included as depends on your chosen venue location

  • Compass card holders receive £20 discount but the card needs to be seen on the day

School Educational Handling Sessions:

  • Single class in school, one hour from £170 with additional classes £80 per hour

  • School Fetes (Summer, Autumn, Christmas, Easter, Halloween etc).  

  • Bulk discount on 5 bookings or more – 15% Discount

  • For SEN classes we can offer 30 minute sessions

  • Bulk discount on 5 or more bookings -15%

Nursery/pre-school and under 5's:

  • 30 minute sessions price start from £120

  • 1 hour, same day (2x30 minute) price start from £140  with additional classes £40 per 30 minute session 

  • Bulk discount on 5 bookings or more – 15% Discount  

Youth groups/Scouts/guides/out of school activities:

  • one hour price start from £150

  • one hour and a half price start from £180

Care homes:

  • one hour price start from £150

  • one hour and a half price start from £180

  • Bulk discount on 5 bookings or more – 15% Discount

Fairs, Fetes Festivals and Charity Fundraising Event:

  • We have  3 meter  x 6 meter marquee that we can use for outside events during the summer but in colder weather we will need to be inside. (Please note if its forecast to rain we will need to be inside for the welfare of our animals or sadly we won't be able to attend)

  • Please contact us to discuss your event and work out the most beneficial price scheme for you.

Photo-shoots, Music Video,Tv/Filming and Advertising:

Please contact for prices and to discuss your ideas.

Prices will include the hire of our animals, hire of our handlers and travel/fuel costs,

please note: we are willing to travel, however if we need to stay overnight accommodation will need to be arranged.

once an agreed time and price is set, if the shoot over runs a fee will be added to the price 

School Holiday Specials:

LOOK OUT FOR THESE SPECIAL OFFERS!