Get Active with Animals and Connect with Nature


Whether you want to walk with llamas, ride horses, volunteer, enjoy time in the countryside or get close up and personal on an experience day, we've got ideas for you. Plus there's info on animal holidays & travel, & conservation volunteer weekends. 


Volunteer for animals
Find out about animal awareness days in 2021 

Increase your awareness!

Wherever you are in the world, there are lots of ways you can get involved in helping animals from home.  

There are awareness days right across the year for many different types of animals from red pandas to manatees, polar bears to cheetahs.  There's a list of them here and awareness days are a great way for us all to increase our understanding of different species, the challenges facing them and how we can all help.   

Check out the 2021 awareness days calendar here from our sister website, Animals Charities.


Watch out for Inside the Zoo!

Watch out for Inside the Zoo!

There's a new series starting on BBC2 at Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park - it goes behind the scenes with keepers and animals.  Find out more  (and ways you can help the animals)  (Image ©RZSS)

There's plenty you can do at home during lockdown

Lockdown activities

There's plenty you can do at home during lockdown - here are some ideas of ways to fill your way with animal magic!

The National Trust has also 50 things you can do in your garden, a twist to the 50 things you can do before your 11 and 3/4. 

 Animals and People - the bond
Animals and People - the bond

Animal activities at home
Animal Activities at Home

For wet days or lazy days - 
A word search - find the wildlife

 Owl experiences...
The Kent Owl Academy has owl experiences for adults and children and if you're really, really serious about owls, you could also volunteer - fly away for more info here