About Us

Our Company

Blackpool Reptiles & Aquatics LTD has been trading since September 2018 at our town centre location in Blackpool. We now have a large website displaying our dry goods, live and frozen foods for sale available for delivery, and all of our animals which are available for delivery via reptile courier.

Our shop has been designed by us following new Animal Welfare guidelines for pet shops and we are proud to have received the highest rating possible for our new store. Blackpool Reptiles & Aquatics is home to some of the most exciting reptiles in the country, stocking livestock which is unavailable to buy elsewhere, and displaying 100’s of species of Reptile and Aquatic Livestock.

Whatever level you are at from beginner to expert you will find what you need here! Our team have a combined experience of over 50 years in the hobby so you can be certain that the information you receive from us is trustworthy.

Need advice? Why not view our selection of reptile care sheets.

We have over 100 display vivariums in-store with additional animals behind the scenes. This allows our customers to not only view our animals, but also their enclosures and environment to help to give you some ideas on what can be achieved in your reptiles home.

Here at Blackpool Reptiles, we breed a large percentage of our livestock ourselves and always have helpful advice for those wannabe breeders!

There is always a good variety of reptiles available along with reptile live foods such as; Crickets, Locusts, Worms, Snails, Beetle Grubs, Cockroaches and other reptile live food, frozen food such as Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and more and everything else you need for your reptile such as Substrate, accessories, custom enclosures, vivarium’s and other reptile products.

Vivarium’s of all sizes are always in stock and custom made vivarium’s can be arranged as required.

Blackpool Reptiles & Aquatics is a happy, friendly shop and our expert staff are always willing to talk to anyone, whether it’s for advice or just a general chat.

If you get the chance, please pop in and see us! Otherwise, why not chat to us on Facebook.

Store located on Lytham Road, Blackpool. See on map

Shop opening times:
Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday – 10.30am till 4.30pm
Bank Holidays – 12pm- 4pm
We are open every day except Christmas Day.
Parking is available in front of the shop or at local car parks.
We are close to Blackpool Attractions such as The Blackpool Tower,. The Blackpool Zoo, Coral Island, the Pleasure Beach, the Train and Bus Stations. On regular bus and tram route.

Company details:
Registered in England & Wales, Company number – 11498742
Registered Address – 243-247 Lytham Road, Blackpool. FY1 6ES
Telephone – 01253 863 700
Email – sales@blackpoolreptiles.co.uk
VAT: GB302506060
Pet Shop License: AWL0014
Company Number: 11498742

Our Team

Dean – Director

Blackpool Reptiles & Aquatics has given Dean the chance to work in a field that he has always wanted to be involved with. Every day is challenging but exciting and is always something he enjoys. The reptile industry was not Dean’s first passion as he was predominantly involved with aquatics, however this has since been superseded by the world of reptiles and the vast diversity of animals that he now gets to work with.

Dean has been lucky enough to work with a great crew and this has helped him make the most of the opportunities that have arisen, enabling him to now deal with the world’s leading herpetologists and breeders.
He continues to explore the captive breeding of reptiles now adding many species of lizard, amphibian and snake to our projects.

Dean is excited about the future for Blackpool Reptiles & Aquatics, the store is constantly evolving with new ideas and fresh enthusiasm pushing the boundaries of where the store can go. After spending a large amount of time working on the new website along with the Team, Dean now plans to expand the size of the store to enable the team to house their ever growing collection of livestock and welcome some new species.

Heather – Online Sales/ Admin Manager

Heather has worked with the team for around 7 years, primarily within administration and internet sales. Over the years Heather has worked closely alongside the team to develop the online store and run the administration and accounting side of the business.

Along with running the paperwork side of the business, Heather breeds some of the species we sell in store including Corn Snakes, Bearded Dragons, Longtail Lizards, Anoles, Painted Dragons, Leopard Geckos, Snails and more. She has been in the Reptile industry for around 7 years since staring at our previous store. After a 6 month break, Heather returned to us in February 2019 and has hit the ground running since coming back.

Heather manages our website and social media accounts as well as helping Dean run the business and giving the shop general organisation. She has a passion for Reticulated Pythons and after being taught a great deal by Dean and Gaz, is now an expert in genetics and works closely with Dean on sales and exporting.

Phil- Lead sales

Phil has been part of the family for a long time since completing some work experience with us many years ago. Having been in our lives since, we happily welcomed him back to the team with open arms in 2019. Phil is our lead shop floor salesman, and is extremely passionate about customer care.  Phil has many years experience with reptiles and has bred various species of snake and lizard in the past.

Phil works closely with some of the larger lizards in-store and is your first point of call for advice and assistance. It is important to us to produce high quality captive bred livestock and having Phil on the team gives us yet another brain full of knowledge in reptile care and breeding.

Phil is one of our main shop floor staff and you’ll probably see him around day to day in the shop working hard as always. Feel free to pop in and get to know Phil, he always welcomes a new face and chance for conversation.

Gareth- Maintenance 

Gaz has been with the company for over 10 years and is in charge of animal maintenance at the store which involves feeding, cleaning and caring for animals- particularly snakes, as well as working closely with Dean in the breeding of Reticulated Pythons.

Gaz began keeping snakes from a young age, and with his family and friends support and encouragement, has continued in keeping them as pets and dedicated his career to the hobby. Gaz has a large personal collection of various kinds of snakes, lizards and monitors, and has spent the last year investing his time in his own breeding projects.

He hopes to continue to develop his independent business this year and is very excited about the prospects. Gaz enjoys working with animals so much, that he goes home and does all the work again on an evening in his own unit, with the help of his 2 sidekicks- His 2 young daughters.

Gaz has a wealth of knowledge in animal care and specific products used in reptile husbandry. He is passionate and enthusiastic about animals and always offers a wealth of knowledge and advice to those in need.

Dale- Maintenance

Dale has been with us full-time since March this year after previously completing work experience and some part time work with us in the past. He has trained extensively over the last 5 years in reptile care, legislation, reptile breeding, selling animals, feeding, stocking densities, opening and closing duties, and customer care.

Dale will continue to develop his skills and will be able to work with some of the larger, more intermediate animals which we keep. He has been given his own responsibilities with gecko and corn snake breeding this year, and he has produced a great number of high-quality captive bred reptiles from our breeding collections. This allows us to supply healthy reptiles with recorded history which is extremely beneficial to the continuation of reptile keeping hobby.

When hes not working, Dale enjoys spending time with his animals at home where he keeps a range of gecko species. He is also quite a socialite and enjoys seeing friends in town at the weekend. He brings a fresh, youthful face to the team but also a great passion and enthusiasm for his career in reptile care.

Featuring… Fraser – All round expert

Fraser has been part of the team for many years now, joining us in his young teen years and following us from the old shop to the new store. Fraser is at university full time but during the breaks we are lucky enough to still have him around as part of the team.

Fraser is one of our shop floor staff who is also a trained scuba diver thanks to his degree in Marine Biology. Fraser has an interest in the sea but has experience with breeding many species of Reptile as well.

Fraser also breeds corn snakes for the shop along with crested geckos, carpet pythons and some fish species. After asking his dad to look after his snakes whilst away at University, it turns out he has become quite interested himself! They have bred some stunning Tessera morph corn snakes this season which are available in store.  Although Fraser is sadly not a permanent part of the team, he will be with us outside of term times for the foreseeable future.