Welcome to Jonathan's Jungle Roadshow!
COMPETITION TIME for May 2013 - click here
for details and also for baby mantis news!
specialise in providing professional
animal encounter sessions which are designed to be educational, interactive and fun
for all involved.
I am a former school teacher based in Swindon, Wiltshire but now travel
across central & southern England and south Wales to
provide as many people as possible with the service I am able to
offer! I maintain a large and varied private collection of truly amazing
invertebrates and reptiles, all of which can be viewed by clicking
I am able to provide presentations,
workshops and hands-on sessions to suit any situation and age group (children or
adults) and these are just a few examples of the visits I commonly
Schools / Pre-schools
/Colleges (Foundation Stage through to Key Stage
4 and beyond)
parties / Media and Special events
Public events (large
and small) /
Fetes and Fayres
(for both larger & smaller organisations)
Whatever your needs I can provide groups of children or adults the opportunity to gain first hand
experience of some absolutely amazing animals up close and personally, and an experience
definitely not to be
During Autumn 2011 I
was invited by staff at the BBC to join the BBC Live 'n' Deadly team
and I entertained thousands of members of the public
(young & old) with some of my animals at
'Deadly Days Out'.
These were a
series of public events featuring the great Steve Backshall from
(top right holding
Mei-Ling my beautiful mandarin rat snake)
as well as his lovely Live 'n' Deadly co-host Naomi
Wilkinson (with myself & Steve below) along with many other fantastic people,
animals, outdoor activities and attractions!
It was an absolute privilege to be
asked to be involved in these
superb events and to meet and work alongside so
many great people, from Steve & Naomi to the
fantastic BBC senior production team to the stewards
& the rest of the roaming animal team, an
In the spring of 2012 I was
invited back to work with the BBC when I attended
the CBBC & CBeebies 10th birthday celebrations at
the BBC's new headquarters - MediaCityUK in Salford.
I had the privilege of presenting some of my animals
alongside the lovely and very talented Michelle
Ackerley (below left) from CBBC's brilliant Deadly
Art - a fantastic day!
Photos above courtesy of Nicola
In the summer of 2012
myself and some of my animals appeared live on BBC Radio 1 with
Scott Mills (and in-vision via the Radio 1 website) in a 'show &
tell'-style feature! It was great fun and was heard by
millions of people! Below is a picture of myself with Scott
Mills & Chris Stark from Scott's show (and the lovely
Goldie) as well as a
King Julian & I with
Rhianna Dhillon, Radio 1's lovely resident film critic.
Another truly fabulous BBC experience!!
Please navigate the
website using the menu buttons at the top of the screen.
Thanks for visiting,
please don't hesitate to call or email if you have any questions and I will look forward to hearing
from you! I have full Public
Liability Insurance and CRB clearance for your peace of mind.
For just a few examples of feedback
comments that people have made following their experience of Jonathan's
Jungle Roadshow please click here!