‘Meet the Reptiles’ roadshow coming to Chesworth Farm

Cheeky, a pre-hensile monkey tailed skink, will be at Chesworth Farm in Horsham this weekend - photo submitted by Horsham District Council copyright Kim le Breuilly
Cheeky, a pre-hensile monkey tailed skink, will be at Chesworth Farm in Horsham this weekend - photo submitted by Horsham District Council copyright Kim le Breuilly
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A new species will be visiting Chesworth Farm countryside site this weekend, and it’s never been seen before in Horsham - a pre-hensile monkey tailed skink!

For the very first time, Horsham District Council is delighted to announce that the British Herpetological Society education committee is bringing its enormously popular ‘Meet the Reptiles’ roadshow to Chesworth Farm in Chesworth Lane, Horsham (RH13 0AA).

Visitors can meet ‘Cheeky’ and his friend ‘Walid’, the Black and White Tegu, on Sunday May 12 at Chesworth Farm Studio, just outside Horsham town centre off Queensway.

Cheeky and Walid will be visiting Horsham with a host of other reptile celebrities from 12noon to 3pm.

Visitors will be invited to meet and handle the amazing snakes, lizards and tortoises.

The reptiles are all very friendly so come along and hold them in this exciting and interactive hands-on event. It’s not to be missed!

Councillor Helena Croft, Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for communications, Horsham town and special projects (Con, Roffey North) said: “This is a unique event for the Horsham District’s parks and countryside sites – we haven’t had something quite like it before!

“We are extremely grateful to Kim and the British Herpetological Society for giving their time so generously in providing this one-off experience for our visitors.”

Entry to Chesworth Farm is free.

For more information, directions and parking details, please contact Horsham District Council by emailing leisure@horsham.gov.uk, call 01403 215263 or visit the website (www.horsham.gov.uk/parksandcountryside).