bugsnstuff was set up by Guy Tansley to give both children and adults the opportunity to have close contact with, and learn more about, the amazing creatures of the insect, amphibian and reptile world.
Based in Gateshead, our workshops cover North East UK (other areas by arrangement). Click here for a map of the areas we cover. Areas outside of this area may incur travelling costs.
Guy has been keeping and breeding exotic insects for over 35 years and brings his enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject to his workshops.
He has travelled the world to study the habits and habitats of insects, spiders, snakes and more.
Having travelled from rainforest to desert, he can tell you first hand about the sights and sounds of these magnificent places and the amazing creatures that live there.
His main interest is tarantulas, having once owned over 700 of them, he has been lucky enough to travel the world researching them. In 2012 he ventured to South America for a month long trip hunting for the World’s largest spider; the Goliath bird eating tarantula! Pictures from this research trip (and many others) can be seen here.
Creator of the successful and much-referenced website dedicated to tarantulas, www.giantspiders.com, he aims to dispel the many myths surrounding these fascinating arachnids. More recently, Guy has wrangled insects for the film world, bringing megabugs to the big screen and has also worked with CBBC on their Live 'n' Deadly Roadshow.
Guy has close connections with the ZSL (London Zoo), Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, The Great North Museum (Hancock) and has been an active member of the British Tarantula Society for over 25 years.
Guy has DBS clearance and is appropriately insured (copies available on request).
Click below to hear an interview with Guy on BBC Radio Newcastle.
Contact us today!
If you have any queries or wish to make a booking, please contact us:
Tel: 07758 089017
Having travelled to many of the world's most amazing places, Guy has researched the topics he teaches 'in the wild' so you can be sure that when you book bugsnstuff for your school, event or party, he can tell you first hand about these magnificent places and the amazing creatures that live there!