This year’s Animal Festival at Kingston Maurward College takes place on Sunday 10th May 10am-4pm at both the Animal Park and new Animal Science Centre – The Coneygar Centre.
Last year’s event led the College to be officially awarded with National Pet Month’s ‘Best Educational Establishment Event’ for the second year.
This national charity brings together organisations, professionals and pet lovers with the aim of improving the welfare of pets.
Each year fun filled events take place across the UK in celebration of pets, encouraging responsible pet ownership and raising awareness and money for local animal charities.
Kingston Maurward College’s Animal Conservation & Welfare team has a fun packed festival planned including ferret racing, keeper talks, pony grooming, reptiles, face painting, raffle, and tombolas and lots more!
Sponsored by Cobbydog and Kong there will be a fun dog show including Best Crossbreed, Best Junior Handler and Best Condition. Shows begin a 12.30pm with registrations starting at 11.30am.
Activities comprise reptile encounters, ferret racing, meet the guinea pigs, pony grooming, hold the barn owl, meet the Harris Hawks, and pony rides 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm.
Exhibitors include Birdline UK with their show parrots, East Dorset Bat Rescue and Rehabilitation, Dorset Wildlife Trust, RSPB, RSPCA, and Purbeck Ferrets. Vivariums and animal enclosures will also be on sale.
Plus, new this year is a mobile ‘Petographer’ for anyone who would like their dog’s picture taken on the day!