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Walk on the wild side at East Ham Market Hall

Ellie Cook age 7 with a snake Ellie Cook age 7 with a snake

Sunday, February 16, 2014
1:00 PM

Visitors to East Ham market hall can take a walk on the wild side on Wednesday when the popular indoor market hosts its first ever reptile house.

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Kids of all ages will be able to feed and hold cornsnakes, spiders, tortoises and a Royal python - or even take a gecko for a walk.

Michelle Fitzgibbons, sales and marketing manager of East Ham market hall, said: “It’s something fun and I reckon 90 per cent of kids have never seen a tarantula because it is not the kind of thing that you see everyday.

“We have had a really huge demand for it and we are hoping, fingers crossed, that it is going to be a good fun day out for all the family.”

The animals will be provided by Reptile-Haven, a registered charity based in Dagenham, which takes in unwanted reptiles.

Facepainting will be available for a small charge, with the proceeds donated to the charity.

For more information, call 01708 740492.

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