FREE workshops are being offered to teach children how to care for their pets. Pets at Home is offering the 30-minute workshops across all of its stores.

The workshops, aimed at 5-11-year-olds, aim to teach children how to look after animals as pets.

The My Pet Pals workshops will teach children how to keep their pets safe, happy and healthy.

A Pets at Home store manager said: “Our My Pet Pals workshops are a fun way to give young animal lovers the chance to learn the importance of pet welfare.

"The workshops are hosted by our friendly and knowledgeable pet care advisors, who are on hand to ensure future pet owners are fully equipped with everything they need to know about owning a pet.”

Following the workshops, children are invited to enter the My Pet Pals Summer Challenges Competition, where they will be encouraged to complete an interactive activity book made up of exciting tasks to be completed over the summer for the chance to win a prize.

The free workshops will teach children how to keep pets cool over the warm summer months, as well as how to become the best fish owner they can be.

The workshops last approximately 30 minutes and take place every day in stores at 11.30am during the summer holidays.

Customers can find out more and book a My Pet Pals workshop, by visiting