Saturday, August 13, 2022

Exotic animal encounters to bring a dose of wonder to Grimsby Top Town Market this summer

Children will be able to get up close and personal with an intriguing selection of reptiles and invertebrates on Thursday afternoons throughout the summer holidays.

Reptile specialists Exotics of the World will be bringing their scaly friends to Grimsby Top Town Market to give young and old an introduction to these fascinating creatures, some of whom many people may never have seen in real life before.

With themed colouring competitions, face painting and tasty sweets also on offer, these exotic animal afternoons promise to keep the kids entertained for a few hours.

Ashley Norman of Exotics of the World said: “We are thrilled to be invited along to teach people about our amazing animals. It’s a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get hands on with animals that they don’t typically see everyday.”

Cllr Stephen Harness, portfolio holder for finance, resources and assets from North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for Grimsby Top Town Market and we welcome Ashley and his interesting animals. It is fantastic to add such variety to the market and I’d encourage as many people as possible, young and old, to head down on a Thursday afternoon throughout the summer holidays to get their exotic animal fix.”

Vikki Wilson, property services manager at EQUANS, is excited to welcome these unusual visitors. “I’m so pleased that Exotics of the World are able to bring their animals to Grimsby Top Town Market,” she said. “I have a snake myself and think they’re incredible creatures. I can’t wait to see how excited the children get when they meet the animals, and for them to learn a little about them too.”

Exotic animal encounters will take place every Thursday from 28 July to 25 August, between 12pm and 2pm at Market Garden in Grimsby Top Town Market.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £27.55 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.


Latest posts

Best Kept Village winners revealed for 2022

Beautiful Ropsley and Welby have taken top honours in this year's South Kesteven District Council Best Kept Village competition. Allington was judged second in the...

Help a young person – become a supported lodgings host

Could you help shape and support the life of a young person? If so, North Lincolnshire Council need you and your skills to help...

£8m Levelling Up boost for Grimsby to repair vital bridges and boost local industry

Vital bridges connecting Grimsby and Immingham will be repaired to boost the local key industries and tourism, prevent road closures and secure future jobs...

Western School site housing development moves a step closer for Grimsby

An opportunity to create the housing development on the former Western School site has been released to tender this week. The 22.9 acre brownfield site...

Well known Brigg Hotel sold to local business

The Exchange Coach House Inn and Tavern in Central Brigg has been acquired by the Hunt Group. The historic Exchange Coach House Inn along with...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.