Coronavirus (Corvid 19) 

Ginny's Jungle is unable to run at present but I hope to resume in the New Year! I am therefore concentrating on breeding lots of interesting bugs for my online business. I have added the following to the regular terms and conditions:

1) I will despatch orders as soon as possible (you will receive an email with the tracking number once the parcel has been despatched).

2) Royal Mail are doing a good job, they are still guaranteeing next day delivery but it may possibly be a little later in the day than usual.

3) If a refund is required for any reason this will be given in the form of a voucher (to be used on my website within the following 6 months)

4) You are welcome to call and collect your order from me. Simply let me know what you want and when you would like to collect.

5) If you would like to come into my bug room, please let me know in advance. I will need your details, a mask will be required and I will supply hand sanitiser (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP10 9LH)


Please feel free to call with any enquiries, I am available Mon-Friday 8am - 4pm on 07971 838724


Ginny's Jungle Parties and Encounters


Welcome to Ginny's Jungle Parties and Animal Encounters


Most people know me as Virginia Cheeseman, this is my full name and the name I have been working under in my home bug business for more years than I care to remember. However, friends and family know me as Ginny and when out and about with my animals, I thought Ginny’s Jungle sounded just right! (I really don’t mind which name people use).

My business has changed with the times over the years and over the last couple of years I have been running my animal encounters alongside the postal supply business. You will see below the current options for my encounters, from parties to school visits and 50+ groups to residential homes. I am quite happy to discuss any special requirements that you may have with the bugs / mini-beasts, I’m open to suggestions for anything not covered here such as phobia workshops, friend’s get-togethers, children’s therapy sessions.

I keep a large collection of invertebrate animals as you will see from looking around my website. I actually supply animals to many animal encounters companies around the country, my stock is constantly changing so I always have something different to show but I also have a collection of my pets, that are not for sale (these include a small collection of reptiles). Some bugs that I always have available are Giant African snails, stick insects, giant tropical millipedes, Hissing cockroaches, tarantulas and scorpions. If you have a favourite bug, just ask, I may well have one.

When my children were younger they would often help me with the animals and come along on visits. My daughter Georgie is still living at home and helps with the day to day running of the business, she sometimes accompanies me on animal encounters when time permits. With all these animals I would never be able to go away on holiday without her being here to care for them.

Our encounters are very much a hands-on experience, although not all animals are able to be held, many are happy to be handled, we aim to make each visit fun for all. We have a lot of experience with children of all ages (my sister has 12 grandchildren ranging from 0 years – 16 years and we see a lot of them!). Sept. 2019, I now have my first grandchild, he was born on 27th Sept. 2019!

Georgie and I helped to start up a local youth club in our village and we also have experience of caring for elderly members of the family. My daughter currently works within the school system as a cover supervisor and is studying to become a youth counsellor.

We are DBS checked and Fully Insured

Please feel free to call for a chat about your requirements.








Bug Keeper Experience

Bug Keeper Experience

A popular and as far as I am aware unique experience. This event is suitable for up to four people (..

School Visits with my Mini-Beasts

School Visits with my Mini-Beasts

Please feel free to contact me with any enquiries regarding a Mini-beast visit to your school. Each ..

Visits to adult groups

Visits to adult groups

A Ginny’s Jungle visit will generally last for an hour but can be tailored to suit your requirements..

Visits to Guides, Scouts, Brownies, Rainbows, Cubs and Beavers

Visits to Guides, Scouts, Brownies, Rainbows, Cubs and Beavers

A Ginny’s Jungle visit will generally last for an hour but can be tailored to fit your requirements...

Children's Birthday Party

Children's Birthday Party

A Ginny’s Jungle party will last for at least an hour and is suitable for up to 12 children. I have ..

I'm 'not' a celebrity but get me out of here party!

I'm 'not' a celebrity but get me out of here party!

I am now offering my own take on the program "I'm 'not' a celebrity but get me out of here" parties!..

Adult's Birthday Party

Adult's Birthday Party

I have now appeared with my animals at several parties for adults and all have been well received! A..

Visits to Care Homes

Visits to Care Homes

I would love to visit more care homes with Ginny's Jungle. It is something very close to my heart, m..

Presentation and talk entitled "My life as the Bug Lady"

Presentation and talk entitled "My life as the Bug Lady"

I am now an official WI (Women's Institute) speaker within Buckinghamshire but I am quite happy to v..

Amazing Cakes for Special Occasions

Amazing Cakes for Special Occasions

While doing a Ginny's Jungle party in November 2019, I met a lady who makes the most amazing cakes! ..