Young Reptile Keepers Club

Hosted by Grinning Gecko,the  Young Reptile Keepers Club is free to join for all young reptile keepers, potential keepers and those who are genuinely interested in reptiles. Although based in the Fylde Area young reptile keepers from further afield are welcome to join.

Membership is available for younger reptile keepers age 7 to 18 years old. (We do have slightly younger 'honorary members').It doesnt matter if you own just one reptile or  you live in a home filled with pet reptiles, you will be very welcome. If you don't already own a reptile but are seriously considering one for a pet you will be very welcome to join. If you are simply fascinated by reptiles, you are welcome to join.

You do not need to own an animal purchased from Grinning Gecko or be a regular customer of the shop to join the YRKC. Young keepers from anywhere within the UK are welcome to join.

The key aims of the Young Reptile Keepers Club are to:

Promote ' Responsible and Caring Reptile Ownership' amongst the younger members of the reptile keeping community.

Raise awareness of the special nature of reptiles and their often vulnerable status in the wild.

The young reptile enthusiasts today represent the future of the reptile keeping hobby. They are the future guardians of this fragile planet.

Membership is Free. Parental Consent is required for members under the age of 16.

Membership Benefits

Help, Advice, Support and Encouragement.

Members Page on the Grinning Gecko Website. A place to share your pictures and stories.

YRKC Facebook Page 

E News Letter

Discount on food and equipment purchases at Grinning Gecko

Open Evenings, Talks and Demonstrations.

Members Photo Board in the Grinning Gecko shop. Share your reptile pictures.


Work experience opportunities for age 14 plus. (Subject to parental consent etc)

We aim to create a safe and friendly platform where you can share your love for reptiles with other young reptile keepers.

All social media content will be closely moderated.

There will be no animal sales at meetings of the YRKC and the forum and social media element of the club will be strictly sales free.

As the club develops we hope to arrange for 'Guest Speakers' to give talks about less commonly seen reptiles and to arrange educational visits.  

Please pick up your membership applications from the Grinning Gecko Shop.


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59 Highfield Road Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2JE
Phone: 01253 283080

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