Opening Hours

  • Most Days: 9am - 5pm, Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Viewing of Animals - Daily: 10am - 4pm      
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: CLOSED

Kids N' Kritters

RSPCA ACT will be running a series of fun, interactive education sessions over the school holidays for youngsters who are interested in learning more about animals. These holidays we have three sessions to choose from. See below for details, class dates and times, and how to book.

Kids n Canines (maximum 6 participants)
Cost: $60

Come and meet our dogs! During this interactive, hands on session, you will have the opportunity to feed, groom and socialise with the RSPCA’s dogs and puppies, and learn about the adoption process. These jobs are very important to our shelter dogs – they will absolutely love the attention!

Kids and Kittens (maximum 6 participants)
Cost: $60
Love kittens? You will get up close and personal with our adorable kittens and cats during this session. You will learn about caring for kittens and cats, while having the opportunity to play with, feed and make toys for our kittens. You will have a fantastic time with our cats…we’re not ‘kitten’!

Kids n Little Kritters (maximum 6 participants)
Cost: $60

In Kids n Little Kritters you will get to meet some our smaller residents - this session may include spending time with rabbits, birds, mice, or even reptiles! Participants will learn how to care for and handle these animals through hands on tasks such as preparing food, replacing bedding, and making enrichment activities.

Junior Shelter Staff - Level 2 (maximum 4 participants)
Cost: $150

Ever dreamed of working at the RSPCA? Come and spend the day as a junior member of our staff! In this session, you will learn about different roles at the RSPCA, and gain experience in our day-to- day animal care tasks. You will visit all of our animals, and be involved in their care by cleaning, feeding, and providing enrichment. This session is for our more experienced participants (those who have already attended a session with us).

Each participant will receive a Kids N' Kritters pack full of goodies!

For participants that attend consecutive sessions, please provide a snack or lunch depending on the sessions they are attending.

We endeavour to keep as close to our curriculum as possible, however in the event of bad weather or not having animals suitable for the session we will alter the curriculum slightly and/or utilise staff animals. The session will still be interactive and lots of fun!

Please remember:

  • All participants should bring their own labelled drink bottle
  • All participants must wear appropriate clothing, enclosed footwear, and sunscreen
  • Participants that attend consecutive sessions should bring a snack or lunch (nut and egg free)

Our session educator and volunteers all hold Working with Vulnerable People cards and have met RSPCA requirements to attend Kid’s N' Kritters. For this reason parents are welcome to wait in our waiting area for the duration of the session, however are unable to attend the session with their child. Under special circumstances, you may receive permission to attend, however you are required to hold a WWVP card and pay the participant fee in full.

To makes a booking, please download and complete the form below and email to: pac@rspca-act.org.au
Location: 12 Kirkpatrick Street, Weston ACT 2611.

 

KnK Schedule

Weeks 1 + 3

Date

Class

Time

Age

Monday
8th + 22nd January 2018

Kids N Canines

9:00am - 11:00pm 10-13 years
 

Kids N Kittens

11:15am - 1:15pm 10-13 years
 

 

   

Tuesday
9th + 23rd January 2018

Junior Shelter Staff - Level 2

9:00am - 4:00pm

10-13 years

     

 

Wednesday
10th + 24th January 2018

Kids N Little Kritters

10:00am - 12:00pm

10-13 years

 

Kids N Kittens

12:15am - 2:15pm 10-13 years
     

 

Thursday
11th + 25th January 2018

Kids N Canines

9:00am - 11:00pm

10-13 years

 

Kids N Little Kritters

11:15am - 1:15pm 10-13 years

 

Weeks 2 + 4

Date

Class

Time

Age

Monday
15th + 29th January 2018

Kids N Canines

9:00am - 11:00pm 7-9 years
 

Kids N Kittens

11:15am - 1:15pm 7-9 years
 

 

   

Tuesday
16th + 30th January 2018

Junior Shelter Staff - Level 2

9:00am - 4:00pm

7-9 years

     

 

Wednesday
17th + 31st January 2018

Kids N Little Kritters

10:00am - 12:00pm

7-9 years

 

Kids N Kittens

12:15am - 2:15pm 7-9 years
     

 

Thursday
11th January + 1st February 2018

Kids N Canines

9:00am - 11:00pm

7-9 years

 

Kids N Little Kritters

11:15am - 1:15pm 7-9 years