Living With Spiders at Bristol Zoo Gardens on Tuesday 14th November 2017

Living With Spiders at Bristol Zoo Gardens on Tuesday 14th November 2017

Posted on: 10 Nov 2017

Bristol's arachnophobes will finally have a chance to get over their fear of all things eight-legged when Bristol Zoo Gardens holds a session entitled Living With Spiders on Tuesday 14th November 2017.

Spider at Bristol Zoo Gardens

Actually, living with spiders probably isn't the best description, as no mortal with an innate fear of arachnids actually wants to LIVE with mischievously scuttling creatures, but we know what they mean. In fact, the course has been set up in response to popular demand by folk in the region who wanted to conquer their loathing of the creepy-crawly arthropods.
 Spider Talks with Bristol Zoo Gardens

Taking place in the Zoo's Conservation Education Centre on Guthrie Road opposite Clifton College, the session will he conducted by hypnotherapist Greg Nejedly and a member of the Zoo Education team. The group will comprise of up to ten other participants who share the same phobia in a friendly, relaxed environment. 


The session takes place from 6-10.30pm and will include a raft of techniques to help you combat your spider fear including approaches to relaxation, hypnotherapy, talks and, if you're brave enough and feel you've finally beaten those crushing arachnid terrors, an up-close-and-personal moment with one of the zoo's spiders. 


Living With Spiders costs £95 with a top-up session of £40, and you can book by calling 0117 428 5441 or emailing For more info about this and other events, activities, education and learning programmes at Bristol Zoo, head here.


Bristol Zoo Gardens is located at Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA. Tel. 0117 428 5441

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Jamie Caddick

Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg.  He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels.  You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.