Fun with Farm Animals!

RSPCA Victoria has prepared something special for the kids this holiday break

Creativity 5 min read Jun 30, 2021

Finding activities for your child during the school holidays can be a challenge. After all, you want them to have fun, be safe, and of course, learn a thing or two along the way.

RSPCA Victoria wants to ensure young students can continue to stay engaged with animals while learning about animal welfare during the break. This holiday, they’re bringing back their offering for children between the ages of five and thirteen!

RSPCA Holiday Program

This holiday break, students can have a peek inside RSPCA Victoria’s working barn where they will get to meet the friendly farm animals. Think horses, cows, sheep, goats, chickens, dogs, cats and more!

They’ll get behind-the-scenes tours, learn about basic animal care, and hear about the rescue stories of some of the animals, including Gus the Pony and April the Cow. Students can also ask questions, as they especially like to do a lot about their furry friends, adding an extra element of fun and engagement to the class.

The classes will run at different times of the day, catering to specific age groups. That means your child will have a variety of entertaining activities to choose from throughout the holiday period. They aim to educate young people about the importance of caring for animals. RSPCA Victoria’s School Holiday Program Coordinator, Emily Constantine explains:

Our educators aim to explore with our students the similarities we share with animals. Our needs and feelings overlap, and we are not too different from one another. If RSPCA Victoria is to achieve its vision of ending cruelty to all animals, we must continue to seek out ways of removing the division between us and them.

RSPCA Victoria also trialled similar virtual classes earlier this year to great success. As Emily shared, the virtual interactions have provided much more than just educational activities for children during the global pandemic.

“Animals provide much needed comfort and entertainment…whether it’s our own pets snuggling with us on the couch or when we tune into watching our favourite cat video on YouTube. Our education programs have been able to go one step further in bringing students into the lives and daily care routines of our animals through video conferencing technology like Zoom.”

Don’t miss out! Book your young animal lovers into RSPCA Victoria’s school holiday classes before spots run out!

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