Monday 18th February family activity afternoon in Garve

Post in Community by Lucy Beattie
We are delighted to announce the second of the Garve and District Development Company Kids holiday activities. Monday 18th February 1pm-3pm Garve Village Hall.

Scottish Exotic Animal Rescue

SEAR is a non-profit organisation that specialises in creatures great and small...a range of rescued animals are cared for by SEAR ranging from creepy-crawlies to snakes and tortoises.  Nick Martin who leads the organisation was born and raised in the countryside of New Zealand moved to Scotland when he was a teenager:

I have always had a great passion for all the weird and wonderful creatures the world has to offer. The exotic animal trade has increased rapidly over a number of years and unfortunately now more than ever more of these amazing creatures are being neglected and abused. My aim is to help as many of these cases as possible but to also educate the public on how to care for these specialist animals.

nick with a boa

Nick will be at Garve Village Hall from 1pm - 3pm on Monday 18th February 2019 for a drop in session open to all children from babies upwards and their parents/carers to attend.  You will get to learn more about reptiles, insects and their natural history as well as a chance to get some hands on experience handling different species under Nick's guidance.

Booking is not essential, but if you want to get in touch with questions please contact

children handling snake

A great day out, children thoroughly enjoyed your talk. They loved and are still talking about holding the animals. Some children were able to overcome fears as you made them feel so relaxed, (teachers included overcame fears of snakes)  Very informative, linked extremely well to our class topic vertebrates/ invertebrates Highly recommended!

Testimonial: Culbokie Primary School

This is the second of three holiday activities run by the Garve and District Development company as a Children's holiday activity pilot kindly supported by the LCT.  If you would like to see more activities like this in the district get in touch!

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Tina Hartley said:

You are most welcome Kerrie.  My children have volunteered for this charity for a number of years now.  The session will be fun and with hands on experience for those who want it!!

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Marion Taylor said:

Thank you for organzing - have my two grandchildren for mid term break so will be great to be able to take them down

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Tina Hartley said:

It was a great event Nick and Bethan from SEAR did a wonderful job.  Take the family to visit the centre in Nairn, everyone gets to hold reptiles there!

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