Pets at Home animal workshops

Includes: animals, wildlife, trip, pets, caring, pets at home, explore the store, Indoors, Adventure, Girls in the lead, Nature and the great outdoors

Activity time:
1 meeting


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Amazing animals

Meet cute critters at a free My Pet Pals animal workshop.


Get up close and personal with scaled, finned and furry friends at a free My Pet Pals workshop at your local Pets at Home store!

The workshops

At your My Pet Pals workshop, you and your girls will discover more about how best to look after animals  – from guinea pigs to bearded dragons.

Girls will be able to have a great ‘hands on’ experience of looking after animals. They’ll learn about the five welfare needs of pets, have a go at handling some of the animals and find out what they need to do to take care of them responsibly. Everyone will get a certificate to show everything they’ve learned in the session.

Each workshop is hosted by specially trained Pets at Home colleagues. Over 90% of Pets at Home colleagues have experience of pet ownership themselves, so you know you’re talking to an expert.

Linking workshops into our programme

Attending an animal workshop can contribute to:

But don’t forget that you can head along to one of the workshops even if your unit isn’t working on one of these badges. They’re a great way to introduce your girls to animals and all the things they need to know to ensure their well-being.

How to book

These great workshops are run throughout the year at all Pets at Home stores – and there are more than 430 around the country. To book your unit onto a free pet workshop at your nearest store, contact your nearest store.

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Safety notes

There are no specific safety notes. Have fun!
Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

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2 adults needed


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