Things to do...

There's a new Andean Bear cub at Chester Zoo!

Click here to find out more about this Andean Bear


What else can you find at the UK's wildlife parks and safari parks?  Click here for a list of wildlife and safari parks in the UK

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Get Active with Animals...

Thank you for coming to visit :-)  

50 things to do

before you're 11 and 3/4.... The National Trust is full of ideas, click here to see some of them

Get Clicking!

Robins are the UK's favourite bird - here's a lovely poem about robins and how you can encourage them to your garden. More Info

Animal Care Courses


There are an enormous number of opportunities to learn animal care, partly through structured animal care courses such as colleges provide, but also through one off taster weekends or days
For information on Careers in Environmental and Land-based industries in the UK, visit A Future In, brought to you by Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for that sector.  Please also note that our listing these courses here doens't necessarily mean we endorse them.

Courses in Traditional Rural Trades & Crafts
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Sussex
Poultry husbandry, willow workshops, introduction to coppice management, Sussex rug making, keeping sheep, food for free, birds of prey experience, animal tracking, heavy horse experience days, ploughing heavy horses, care & management of heavy horses, horse loggin, driving heavy horses, cottage herb garden.  Day, weekend & week long courses available.  Tree walks, wildflower walks, bat walks, fungi walks & more.

Animal Care College

Courses cover subjects such as Psychology, Kennel and Cattery Management, Pet Sitting, Dog Training Class Instruction, Judging, Fish Behaviour, Bach Flower Remedies in Canine Care, Pet Bereavement and more

Compass Education & Training

A range of courses covering Animal Behaviour, Animal Studies, Canine Studies, Equine Behaviour, Parrot Behaviour, Wildlife and more

Agricultural Colleges

Many agricultural colleges offer courses in Animal Care and Management, covering small animals to the equines. 

Myerscough College

As well as a wide range of animal related courses, Myerscough offers a Professional Certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy

UK Open Learning
Distance learning courses covering a range of subjects, including Dog Grooming, Fish Biology, Ornithology, Equine Studies, Pet Care Course, Canine Science, & Animal Behaviour.

Beekeeping Courses
Contact the British Beekeepers Association for details of courses near you.  The Natural Beekeeping Trust also runs courses - click here for info

Online Learning
Open Colleges, Australia's leading online educator, has courses in Companion Animal Studies, Veterinary Nursing, Companion Animal Services, Pet Grooming, Pet Obedience Training and Animal Studies.  Click here for more information. 

Further Reading
Understanding your Pet,   Animals are Amazing,  
Working with AnimalsThe animal-human relationship