Learn the skills required to handle a striking bird of prey Get up close to an incredible eagle and receive expert advice and tuition See a fantastic flying display and take some amazing photographs with eagle in hand - March to October Was £39, now £19.50
There are lots of experiences to choose from all over the UK. The Zoo and Animal Experiences are in the Days Out section of the site, and they include well known places such as ZSL London Zoo, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Bristol Zoo , Drusilas Zoo and Paradise Wildlife Park. But there are also a lot more – you can meet a red fox at the Ark Wildlife Park, Lemurs at Kirkley Hall Zoo, discover all about Bee-keeping in London, have a birds of prey experience in many venues and meet monkeys in Cornwall.
There are Big Cat experiences – be a Big Cat Ranger for a day, discovering what goes into the care of big cats, and you can feed a big cat at Paradise Wildlife Park. Don’t worry, there’s secure fencing between you and the big cat!
And we mustn’t forget all things creepy, crawly and slithery – there are reptile experiences as well.
So make the most of this 15% off offer – it lasts from 23 to 30 September 2019 and all you have to do is to enter the code AHWBAG15 at checkout to get it!
Did you ever do a first aid course on people? Well, now you can do a Pet First Aid Course with the PDSA.
The PDSA is the UK’s leading vet charity. It’s got a network of 48 pet hospitals, and it provides treatment for millions of poorly pets who are sick and injured and who belong to people in need – there are criteria you need to meet to have your pet seen to by the PDSA.
The PDSA also promotes responsible pet ownership. And one of the things they are doing is running Pet First Aid Courses!
The main focus of the training is to help you identify when something isn’t right with a pet and then how you can act accordingly in an emergency situation before you get to a vet. The course also looks at how you can prevent some emergencies happening in the first place.
Recognising normal for your pet
These take place around the country and you can find a list of pet first aid courses here. They are delivered by the PDSA’s Community and Education Nurses, using some theory work, group discussion, case studies, video examples and practical exercises. You can test your knowledge afterwards by completing an online quiz – you’ve got 7 days and 3 goes to pass the quiz and then a course certificate will be emailed to you.
The course is free but not surprisingly it’s very popular so the PDSA have introduced a £5 admin fee for booking.
Please note - due to the increase in demand for their Pet First Aid courses, the PDSA have had to introduce an administration / booking fee of £5.00 per person (that’s non-refundable & non- transferable) (Including VAT)
Why not take out Pet Insurance with the PDSA and help support them that way? It’s one way they raise funds to continue providing free vet care to the UK’s most needed pets and to promote responsible pet ownership. Find out more here
Garden Wildlife Direct have a great offer for you to help your birds. Enjoy 10% OFF High Energy Autumn And Winter Mix only!
This High Energy Autumn Winter mix has been specifically formulated to help wild birds through autumn and winter. It has protein-rich and oil-rich ingredients, giving vital weight-gain for the birds with dried mealworms, black sunflower seed and yellow millet.
This mix is designed to help make sure your garden birds are in great health for the next breeding season.
This offer ends at midnight on Thursday 3rd October 2019 and you don't need a discount code or a minimum spend.
Horses are just amazing! They are so beautiful, and it always lifts my spirits to see a gorgeous, healthy, happy horse, ears pricked looking around with interest at what's going on.
The CalendarClub.co.uk have some wonderful calendars and diaries for horse lovers. Some are breed specific e.g. a Clydesdale Calendar, whilst others are themed - do you remember the Thelwell books? They were hilarious - extremely funny, and if you loved those you may want to take a peep at at the Thelwell Calendar.
The 2020 Horse Lovers Calendar pictured right above has a 4-month overview at the beginning, running from September 2019 through to December 2019. And each stunning monthly photo in 2020 has a multilingual grid with moon phases as well as international holidays. Never mind about those though - the horses are just beautiful!
I think this is a very funny calendar, and it would make a great gift for horse lovers. I particularly liked the one about the standard of dressage getting higher every year. You can see all the pictures here.
The CalendarClub.co.uk has lots of calendars, diaries and planners, many with a horse or donkey theme and they make great gifts, and can add lots of cheer to a room.
Keep your dog on a short lead around busy spots like locks and bridges – you don’t want them jumping into a lock or into a canal from a bridge, for instance
Ensure they are wearing a collar with an ID tag
They respectfully ask that you pick up anything your dog might drop and put it into a bin
Don’t let your dog swim in the canals – they may upset the ducks
Don’t forget to take water for your dog – dogs get thirsty as well!
In winter, it’s particularly important to keep your dog on the lead in case they are distracted by geese and ducks and try to jump into the canal to go after them. Your dog may think ice on a canal is a solid base.
If your dog should fall in, the Canal and River Trust advise you not to jump in after your dog; keep your voice calm and encourage him or her to swim to you where you can lift them out safely. And if they can’t do this, try to reach them with a line or long branch.
And if you don’t have a dog, go for walkies anyway and enjoy yourself! Woof, woof!
Garden Wildlife Direct have lots of goodies for all our feathered friends who visit our gardens this Bank Holiday Weekend, August 2019!
They have a large selection of straight, seed mixed and suet foods; as well as a range of accessories and wildlife related products.
Here's the offer*
*Offer ends midnight Monday 26th August 2019. Enter code HOLIDAY5 for 5% OFF (£35 minimum spend), HOLIDAY10 for 10% OFF (£50 minimum spend), HOLIDAY15 for 15% OFF (£85 minimum spend). Discount codes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. PLEASE NOTE IF ORDERS ARE SUBMITTED WITHOUT DISCOUNT CODES THEY CAN’T BE AMENDED RETROSPECTIVELY.
Free delivery applies to 12.5kg bird food sacks and above, or orders over £25 to UK mainland postcodes.This excludes those designated as out of areas. Orders under 12.5kg, less than £25 or classed as out of areas will be subject to variable delivery charges. Please see website for full details.