Countryfile and CBBC presenter Naomi Wilkinson presents new family friendly, animal and adventure tour, Wild & Scary, at the Alban Arena.

Naomi is the presenter of CBBC’s Naomi’s Nightmares of Nature, in which she travels the world to come face-to-face with animals that initially seem weird, dangerous or downright scary. Naomi is also a regular presenter for BBC1’s Countryfile and was honoured to be a judge for the 2015 Countryfile Photographic Competition.

Naomi will recall some of her most exciting and adrenaline-boosting wildlife experiences from the far corners of the world, and even introduces the audience to some fierce and frightening animals she has met along the way.

She will be joined on stage by ‘Animal Mark’ (Mark Amey), and some of his scariest creatures. Mark Amey is a Zoologist BSc and lifelong naturalist keeper and breeder of exotic pets. Mark has starred in and worked on countless TV shows and films, looking after amazing animal stars.

Naomi is also really keen to help others get over some of their fears of certain animals, just as she has done over the years. Having previously been terrified of both spiders and sharks, and even going as far to call herself an ‘arachnophobe’, Naomi has conquered her fears by learning about these amazing animals and believes she can help kids around the country do the same.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD, April 5. Details: 01727 844488