Animal Days
Our Animal Days programme gives young people aged 5 – 15 years a chance to attend the shelter during the school holidays to learn about responsible pet ownership and other animal related issues.

Animal Days give children the opportunity to gain some hands on experience with companion animals. The children get to assist with cleaning the small animal enclosures (rabbits/guinea pig), small animal handling, dog walking and grooming, cat fussing etc. amongst other things.

A typical Animal Day runs from 9am to 3pm and costs £34.

We also offer Animal Experience days which run from 9am to 12noon or 1pm – 4pm and cost £17.

*Additional sessions can also be arranged for homeschooled children, during normal term time.

Animal Days For Younger And Older Children:
We now offer additional Animal Days, specifically for 5-11 or 12-15 year olds, during each holiday period. This will be similar to the normal format of an Animal Day but are tailored to the age groups attending and allow them to work with children similarly aged. 

These very popular sessions fill up fast. We email the available dates in advance of taking bookings online. If you wish to receive the emails in future, please contact the Education Team on 01242 548772 or email education@gawa.org.uk

Please note ALL bookings must be completed online and spaces are first-come-first-served.

Available Dates

To be added to our mailing list for future dates

please email education@gawa.org.uk

What goes on?

Animal Days

Animal Days

Animal Days

Animal Days

Animal Days

Animal Days

Animal Days

Animal Days

Animal Days

Animal Days

Animal Days

Animal Days

The children get fantastic hands on experience during the animal days, they assist with cleaning the small animal pens, small animal handling, dog walking, cat fussing & craft activities!

Please be aware that Animal Days are extremely popular and spaces can fill up very quickly.

To be notified of forthcoming dates please email the Education Officer, education@gawa.org.uk and ask to be added to the mailing list.