Reptilian encounter for Chesterfield care home residents


animal party 080HOLMEWOOD care home residents enjoyed a reptilian encounter during a visit from animal handling firm ZooLab.


Elderly residents at the home, on Barnfield Close, Chesterfield, got the opportunity to meet, handle and pet snakes, lizards and even a giant tarantula.


Kathleen Richardson, home manager at Holmewood, operated by Hill Care Group, said: “Seeing the snakes and lizards was a thrill for everyone at the home – including staff.


“We’d like to thank ZooLab for visiting and bringing their scaly friends with them. It’s encounter we’re not likely to forget anytime soon!”


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