Pets at Home to host free pet workshops over Easter holidays

Pets at Home to host free workshops during the Easter holidays to help teach children about pet ownership.

The Easter holidays can prove to be a challenge when trying to find fun activities for the children, but Pets at Home may have the answer.

During the Easter Holidays Pets at Home are offering free interactive ‘My Pet Pals’ workshops, which will be held in stores.

The workshops will focus on caring for small furries, such as guinea pigs, gerbils, and rabbits, teaching children the responsibilities of owning them, but also how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them.

During the workshops, which will take place every day in stores across the UK (at 11:30am), children will also learn how to interact with smaller animals safely.

My Pet Pals workshops are aimed at children between the ages of 5-11 and will be hosted by the friendly and knowledgeable Pets at Home pet care advisors.

Pets at Home store manager said: “The My Pet Pals workshops demonstrate how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them, making sure parents and kids understand pet welfare and responsible pet ownership. It’s a great way of learning how to keep small furries happy and healthy during a fun and hands-on experience.”

The workshops will cover the five key welfare needs for each – shelter, food and water, good health and appropriate company and the right living environment. Each workshop lasts 30 minutes and is free to attend.

The free workshops will run every day during the Easter school holidays at 11:30am and bookings can be made at petsathome.com/petworkshops.

All kids attending workshops will receive an exciting activity book, pet stickers and colouring sheets.

During the Easter period, Pets at Home have also said they will suspend the sale and adoption of rabbits at all of its 450 plus stores. Customers will not be able to buy or adopt a rabbit from Good Friday to Easter Monday.