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Crocodile Encounters

Filton, Bristol   

• See crocs & venomous snakes at a specialist centre
• The chance to swim with crocodiles & have a cuddle
• Three different croc experiences to choose from
• The chance to spend 5hrs with the reptile keepers
Crocodile Experience



What's Included

Crocodile Experience
• Self guided tour of the crocodiles and venomous snakes
• Souvenir photograph of you with a gator
• Allow 30 minutes for this experience

Swimming with a Gator
• 30 minutes swimming with a crocodile in a pool
• Guided tour of the crocodiles and venomous snakes for around 30 minutes
• Souvenir photograph of you with a gator
• Allow 1-1.5 hours for this experience

Crocodile Keeper
• Spend a day assisting with the feeding, training and cleaning of the crocodiles
• 30 minutes swimming with a crocodile in a pool
• Souvenir photograph of you with a gator
• Allow 5 hours on site for this experience

What Can I Expect

If you love your crocodilians and your reptiles, make it snappy and book a crocodile encounter! On a scale of 1 to 10, these experiences come in at around 11 for anyone who is fascinated by these often misunderstood creatures - especially when we tell you a highlight is actually going swimming with the crocs!

It's all about the beady eyes and scaly skin when you arrive at this reptile specialist in the Filton area of Bristol. And no, we're talking about the staff, we're referring to the dozens of residents, which include snakes, crocodiles, lizards, geckos and a whole lot more. Of course, they're not native to these shores, which is why it's such a privilege to be able to get up close to such exotic breeds and also why it's important to understand what looking after and caring for these creatures involves.

There are three encounters up for grabs with the crocodiles and their buddies. Short and sweet, the self-guided tour of the venomous snakes and the crocs will have you speechless as you stare wide-eyed into their vivariums and they stare back at you, not flinching or moving an inch as they fix their gaze. Be wowed by the iridescent skin of the Spitting Cobra, see if you can spot the forked tongue of the Rattlesnake and if the King Cobra does that hooding thing, well it's a sight to behold!

Now when you were younger your Mum probably told you to be careful near water, so goodness knows what she'd say if she knew you were going to be jumping into a little pool and splashing about with crocodiles. But Pete, the centre owner here assures us that Ali (as in Ali G, as in Ali Gator) and Gidget the Croc love nothing more than a doggy paddle around the water, followed by a nice cuddle afterwards! If you'll lucky they will also do that thing where just the tip of their jaws and eyes are poking out of the water as they glide silently without even making a ripple on the water's surface…!

If taking the plunge for a head on meeting with a croc is your idea of crocodilian heaven, book the Swimming with a Gator tour (that also includes a guided tour of those venomous snakes) or go for the full on Crocodile Keeper experience. The latter gives you a full five hours at the shop and includes the chance to watch the feeding process (with live locusts, crickets, mice pinkies and roaches most often on the menu) and assist with the training, feeding and cleaning of the gators and crocs. Now that's what we call an awesome crocodile encounter!


• Weekdays and weekends throughout the year
• Swim with a Gator is available from April to October
• Sessions are subject to availability


• Filton, Bristol

Suitable For

• Minimum age 8
• Under 16s must be accompanied on site by an adult

• Individuals with additional needs or requirements can enjoy a crocodile encounter
• If you find it difficult to participate in able-bodied activities but still want to be challenged and push your limits, this may be perfect for you
• Please check with our customer services team to discuss individual accessibility requirements


• Spectators are welcome

Anything Else

• All experiences are with small 'baby' crocodiles at this specialist reptile centre


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Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

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Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

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The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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