Get active with animals in leisure time - photography, drawing, reading, discovery, taking a course in animal care
|Leisure time is very precious to most of us - it's a chance to unwind and indulge in something we find of interest and want to have go at. There are a number of ways you can enjoy leisure time with animals - these activities are the sorts of things you can do in your spare time even when it's cold, wet and miserable outside and you just want to curl up by the fire or equally just chill on a warm sunny day.|
|Animal Care Courses |
If you're interested in what you're studying, it makes all the difference. There are a wide range of animal care courses available these days - some are preparing students for a chosen career path but there are also tons of courses on offer. The National Trust for instance has a programme of informal courses for adults, and talks. Click here to delve further. Wildlife Trusts also offer a considerable range of short couses - our offering in Sussex is just fantastic. Click here to visit The Wildlife Trust - there are 47 local Trusts in the UK, so hopefully you will be able to find one near you. For more animal care courses, click here
Grooming your pet
I was no artist at school - I didn't even make it to GCSE level. However, in recent years I've spent some time trying to capture Trouble in drawings. They've been very fast - sort of a Rolf Harris speed - because he always seems to know when I'm trying to draw him and he moves after three or four minutes. Nonetheless, my efforts have given me great pleasure, lots of relaxation, some frustration - and pictures which now look a bit like him. You don't need a full artists kit to get going - just get some paper and a pencil to start you off.
Getting active with your hands and enjoying animal-related craft activities can provide hours of fun and enjoyment for people of all ages. The Natural History Museum has some lovely colouring and activity books for children or why not get knitting for animal charities?