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 unusual creatures of the insect, amphibian and reptile world.


Based in Gateshead, the bugsnstuff workshops cover North East UK (other areas by arrangement). Click here for a map of the areas covered. Areas outside of this area will incur travelling costs - email for details or tel. 07758089017.


Guy has been keeping and breeding exotic insects for over 30 years and brings his enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject to his workshops.


His  travels  include  the  rain  forests  of Asia, South America, Africa and Sri Lanka  to  study  the  habits  and  habitats of insects and spiders. Having visited these rain forests he can tell you first hand about the sights and sounds of these magnificent places and the amazing creatures that live there.


Creator of the successful and much-referenced website dedicated to tarantulas 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 Road Show.


Guy has 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 Tansley has CRB clearance and is appropriately insured (copies available on request).



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