Animal Time

Animal Time

Ages 5 - 7 years

Next Available: Mon, 01 Jul 1:00PM (AEST)
2 hours 30 minutes
Over 100 people have attended this class


Our chickens, sheep and goats are looking forward to meeting the kids! Let RSPCA’s qualified teachers take the kids on a visit to our super fun on-site barn and guide them through a range of interactive animal activities.  Your child will discover what small pets need to be happy and healthy and feed some snacks to our friendly farm animals. Let's do some animal themed art and craft too!

* This program is available only to children aged 5 – 7 years. 

 NB:  All programs are delivered and facilitated by qualified staff and do not require that parents/guardians stay during the session.  If you feel that your child needs additional support, please discuss with a member of our team.  

As a guide, most sessions include the following activities:

  • A visit to the RSPCA education barn
  • Meeting an education dog

Please note that not all activities involve animals.  RSPCA’s education animals are carefully selected for their suitability for education programs and are given choice and control throughout all interactions with visitors. This framework aims to ensure that interactions are a safe and a positive experience for them.

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What you will learn

  • Meet our friendly pet and farm animals and learn their needs.
  • Visit the barn to hear the stories of our rescued farm animals
  • Let's do some animal themed art and craft

What you will get

  • Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance.

What to bring

  • Snack and drink bottle

What to wear

Closed in shoes for admittance into the barn.

Appropriate for

This program is available only to children aged 5 – 7 years.

RSPCA Victoria

(1220 Reviews)

Want to improve your animal skills? Looking for quality teaching by industry experts? Want real skills and training?

Whether you’re a pet owner or thinking of a career in animal care, RSPCA Victoria has a short course to extend your animal skills and understanding.

Designed to develop new skills for anyone dealing with animals; RSPCA short courses provide valuable access to industry experts and utilise quality resources and trainers in an informative and hands-on environment.

As the trusted name in animal welfare in Victoria, we understand what animals need, and what works and what doesn’t – and are keen to share our practical knowledge and skills with you through.


Gain professional skills. Learn about your pet. Or both!

Programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or improve their skills within this field, as well as helping people to increase their skills with their own pets.

Hands-on experience is essential to understanding animals so you will have the chance to meet and work with – animals from our education team – as well as learn from industry experts and qualified trainers.

And of course, profits raised go towards supporting animal welfare projects. You’re helping animals while you learn to… help animals!

So book your course with us today.


About RSPCA Victoria

We are a non-government, community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. RSPCA Victoria was established in Melbourne in 1871. Since this time, the RSPCA has become Australia's leading animal welfare charity.

Our community services include work in education, advocacy, animal care and protection. In Victoria, we operate nine animal Adoption Care Centres and one community pet care centre, providing refuge and care to more than 20,000 animals every year. 

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on community support to care for 'all creatures great and small'.  More than 90% of our funding is due to the generous support of the Victorian community.

For further information, visit 

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4.7 (47 reviews)
Taliahrated it
02 Apr 2024
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RSPCA Victoria 15 Apr 2024

Thanks so much for this review.  Many parents and children feel tentative about coming without a sibling or friend.  Our staff do our best to make sure everyone feels valued and included.  Often friendships are formed over the mutual love of animals ❤

Michaelrated it
02 Apr 2024
The class is amazing, we absolutely love it so much we have been going every school Holidays. We love meeting all the animals. And learning all about them. The team and volunteers are fantastic with the kids!
RSPCA Victoria 15 Apr 2024

It was lovely to see Michael back again.  We are thrilled that he is still enjoying his visits to RSPCA 😊

Darlarated it
02 Apr 2024
My kiddos had fun today at RSPCA Burwood, and enjoyed spending time with the animals. Pricing was ok for the experience.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 7 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 7 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 7 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions - Face to Face courses

  • Program activities are conducted by RSPCA Victoria Education Officers and staff. RSPCA Victoria reserves the right to alter activities or cease programs should staff and participant safety be compromised.
  • For safety reasons, participants must wear appropriate clothing and closed-in shoes. 
  • RSPCA Victoria reserves the right to cancel the class should minimum numbers not be met.  A full refund will apply in these circumstances. 


Participants may be involved in a range of hands-on activities during training. While the RSPCA takes all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of participants, all participants engage with these activities at their own risk.

By enrolling in these programs you acknowledge that you understand this disclaimer and release RSPCA (Victoria) and its employees, agents, volunteers and contractors from any liability whatsoever, to the extent permitted by law.

Terms and Conditions - Online On Demand Courses

The above does not apply. Please contact for assistance. 

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