Tortoise owner/enthusiast workshop

A one-day practical workshop for the tortoise owner or enthusiast, led by Jane Williams.  Click on her name above to see more about her.

The workshop will cover:

  • Identification of different tortoise types
  • Tortoise gardens and indoor accommodation
  • Illnesses - signs and symtoms
  • Weighing, measuring, working
  • Trimming beaks and nails
  • Hibernation
  • Identification of suitable food plants

There will be plenty of opportunity to handle a range of tortoises, practise health checks, and ask questions in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.  A resource pack will be provided to take home, full of useful advice on good husbandry of the tortoise(s) in your care.

Comments from previous students:

Thoroughly enjoyed the day!  Very informative workshop.  Well done Jane!  Food and hospitality definitely something to come back for too!  Well done Anne & Bob!  Debbie N

I think the day has been absolutely wonderful.  The location is beautiful, and the tortoise course was idea for helping me get a good starting understanding of tortoise husbandry in preparation for my undergraduate dissertation on tortoise welfare.  In addition, the lunch was marvellous.  I would highly recommend this course to any tortoise owner or anyone who has an interest in them and wants to learn more.  Thank you for a great day.

Lovely day out and wonderful food.

Just to say thank you for the superb lunch yesterday at the Tortoise Workshop, as well as the home made biscuits and yummy cake!  Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us and land with us, not forgetting your weeds!  Best wishes,  Anne S

Fabulous place, great location, great food, very friendly, loved it, would recommend to others in a heartbeat.  Karen E

Excellent day.  Am going to book another course tomorrow.

Lots of information and a fun day packed with learning and delicious food – for people and tortoises!  Thank you. Chloe F.

Fantastic course content and amazing venue!  Huge thanks to Jane.  Food was superb and hosts incredibly knowledgeable.  Will definitely be booking further courses here in the future.  Thank you!  Ria M.

Fantastic day.  Very informative, friendly environment.  Learnt huge amount.  Will leave here a better tortoise owner and a few pounds heavier.  Fantastic food!  Many thanks to Jane, Anne and Bob.  Sally S.

Most enjoyable.  Many thanks to all.



Jane Williams B.Sc., M.A., M.Sc. 9CABC), ASAB (CCAB), ABTC listed CAB, APBC Chair, APDT Member, BVBA Member
Saturday, 19 May, 2018

Times10 - 4.30


What to Bring

Wellies & outdoor clothing (for tortoise-food collecting)