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.

Junior Shelter Staff
We will learn about what duties are involved in working with animals and participate in these duties. Of course, there is some cleaning involved!
Cost: $60
Duration: 2 hours

Crafty Kritters
We will do craft activities which will be beneficial to the shelter animals, including making kitten toys with which they will be able to play with the kittens.
Cost: $60
Duration: 2 hours

Clicky Kritters
Aspiring photographers (or Instagramers) will certainly enjoy this session! Participants will bring along their own camera or phones and have the opportunity to take photos of the shelter animals in a range of areas.
*please note we cannot take responsibility for the participant’s property. If animals become stressed, the session with that particular animal will stop.
Cost: $60
Duration: 2 hours

Kids N Kritters - LEVEL 2 -
Level 2 is designed for children who have previously attended our Junior Shelter Staff session. This is an all-day session with a larger education component, aimed at teaching children not only about the daily shelter routine but the organisation in general. There will still be plenty of time for children to assist with daily RSPCA tasks and interact with the animals but there will also be a theory component  
As this is an all-day session please pack your child morning tea and lunch.
Cost: $120
Duration: 6 hours

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

Week 1

Date

Class

Time

Age

Tuesday
4th July, 2017

Junior Shelter Staff

10:00am - 12:00pm 10-13 years
 

Clicky Kritters

12:15pm - 2:15pm 10-13 years
 

 

   

Wednesday
5th July, 2017

Junior Shelter Staff *FULL*

10:00am - 12:00pm

7-9 years

 

Crafty Kids *FULL*

12:15pm - 2:15pm

7-9 years

     

 

Thursday
6th July, 2017

Kids N Kritters
-Level 2-

9:30am - 3:30pm

10-13 years

 

Week 2

Date

Class

Time

Age

Tuesday
11th July, 2017

Kids N Kritters
-Level 2-

9:30am - 3:30pm

7 - 9 years

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
12th July, 2017

Junior Shelter Staff

10:00am - 12:00pm

10 - 13 years

 

Clicky Kritters

12:15pm - 2:15pm

10 - 13 years

 

 

 

 

Thursday
13th July, 2017

Junior Shelter Staff

10:00am - 12:00pm

7 - 9 years

 

Clicky Kritters

12:15pm - 2:15pm

7 - 9 years