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
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