Spider Phobia Course

Spider Phobia Course

Saturday 23rd July 2022

Saturday 20th August 2022

Saturday 24th September 2022

Saturday 8th October 2022

“Hi Angela, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks again to you and your husband for the great course on Saturday. It has been extremely informative and fun, and I am sure will be a life-changer for Seb. He already had his first spider encounter going up the stairs last night and didn’t scream! :-)”

Kind regards, Anja



I just wanted to say thank you to both you and Angela for the amazing course. I still can’t believe the process we all made in that last 90 mins. 

I have mentioned it to a few friends so hopefully one will take it on board. Finally, not sure why but in the feedback form I called you Brian must of still been in shock holding a tarantula.

Thanks again 




“Hi Angela,Please find attached my feedback for Leni’s attendance of the spider phobia course. Thank you so much to you and Ray for helping us so much, it’s been a fantastic thing to do.”

Best wishes, Georgia Betts


Hiya Ray and Angela,

I was hoping to reply to you with some spidery pictures but I haven’t found any inside since! But I’m loving looking at them in the garden and outside my window!

I’m definitely looking into get a pet tarantula when I move out .

If you have any recommendations on reading material or links about spiders and pet spiders it would be much appreciated.

I’ve been telling everyone I can and have already posted on my Instagram. It’s such a fantastic course and I cannot thank you enough for taking it so slow with me and helping me over come my phobia.

 Best wishes



Dear Ray and Angela, I hope you are both well and managing to stay warm. 

Wanted to send a quick note to say I took the boys to London Zoo today and Jack confidently wandered into the spider enclosure no problem at all! There were Orb spiders hanging down all over the place but didn’t phase Jack at all and he happily chatted to the member of staff about his knowledge. What a result! 

We’re still aiming to leave for Bali at the end of Dec, would be lovely to stay in touch. 

Best wishes


We just wanted to say a massive thank you for the spider course today. It was absolutely brilliant. My daughter and I couldn’t stop smiling after. I can’t believe how different we think about them now. I would never have believed my daughter would end up holding one as she was very fearful of them. The passion you both have for them really comes across and takes away any fear quite quickly. What an amazing thing you are both doing for people, really enjoyable, fun course. Highly recommended.”

Christine and Sophie

You are all most welcome.It is great to see someone overcome what is a real fear.

Ray and Angela

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“I would like to thank you and Ray for a great session today. It was both informative and fun….and I ended up actually holding some of the beasties! I still can’t believe it.”

Paul Prior

Former Arachnophobe

Spider Phobia Course

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Gillian Gibbs ” Thanks you so much to Ray and Angela who have really changed my life. Yesterday the thought of standing in a room with over 200 spiders would have filled me with dread. Im cured!”

However millions of perfectly rational people have an irrational fear of them. Why? No matter how they try to be calm when confronted by a spider the response is always the same. Sweating, nausea, panic, rapid heartbeat and sometimes much worse can occur. Do spiders deserve this reputation? Here at the Naturally Wild Company we think not and we are now offering a three hour course that aims to assist the arachnophobe to not only overcome their fears but to leave with a better understanding of these much maligned creatures.

The course:The day lasts from 10am until 2.00pm and costs just £150 per person with a maximum of 6 participants. (This includes entrance to the park)

The schedule of the session is subject to change but will include:

  • 10.00: Health and Safety talk.
  • 10.15: What are we afraid of? How phobias become stuck in our subconscious mind. Group question and answer session.
  • 10.45: Everything you ever wanted to know about spiders but were afraid to ask. Talk and question and answer session presented by Ray Hale of The British Tarantula Society and The British Arachnological Society.
  • 11.15: Break.
  • 11.30: Group session with Angela Hale from Drusillas and Ray Hale that includes a gradual exposure to the spiders. All spiders are securely held in their tanks that allow the participants to see for themselves these mini-beasts at close quarters.
  • 12.30:  An introduction to British spiders and how to recognise and identify them.

Learn how to safely, and without fear remove unwanted visitors to your home. This will be followed by a chance to meet (if desired) some of the spiders more exotic but perfectly harmless cousins…the tarantulas.

  • 1.00: Course finishes.

Cancellation rules are as follows:

  • No refund will be given regardless of the notice given for cancellation.
  • If the course is cancelled by Drusillas Park due to unforeseen circumstances, then a full refund will be given.

This course is being run by Drusillas and the Naturally Wild Company

If you have any questions or require further details please do not hesitate to contact Angela Hale on 01323 874100 extension 201 – we look forward to hearing from you.