Free half term pet care workshops in Mansfield

Children in Mansfield have the chance to learn how to keep pets safe

during the autumn and winter months by taking part in a series of free

workshops at Pets at Home this half term.

The Kids’ Holiday Pet Club workshops will take place throughout the school

break and are specially designed to educate and inform children on

responsible pet ownership in a fun, friendly and interactive environment.

A key focus for the workshops will be how to keep pets safe and warm as

the darker nights draw in. Children will be taken through the daily steps

to keeping outdoor pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs warm and well fed

during colder weather. They will also learn how to help dogs and cats stay

safe whilst out and about in the dark.

Store manager Andrew Thompson said: “We’ve put together a fun-filled

set of activities to provide children with a hands-on approach to pet

care, which promotes responsible ownership.

“The October half term workshops are a great opportunity to talk to

children about how the changing seasons can affect pets and the best way

to care for them during autumn and winter.

“Most of us here at Pets at Home own a pet so we can empathise with the

everyday joys and challenges being a pet owner brings. We’re encouraging

children to come armed with lots of questions, which we’ll happily

answer.”

Participating children will be able to interact with a wide variety of

popular pets at the workshop and receive a free activity book, which

includes puzzles, stickers and a certificate.

Highly-trained Pets at Home colleagues will also be on hand to provide

advice and answer any questions parents or children may have on what pet

is right for their family.

In addition, the experienced store team run educational workshops for

schools, along with animal care badge workshops for cub and beaver groups,

throughout the year.

To find out when the workshops contact the local store for more details on

www.petsathome.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Info_10601_pets-at-home-mansfield-store_-1_10551