FAMILIES are invited to pop along to Pets at Home to enjoy a series of free pet workshops during the summer holiday.

Taking place at its Widnes store, the workshops will educate families about how to look after animals as pets and are aimed at children aged between five and 11.

The My Pet Pals workshops offer hands-on activities in a bid to teach the next generation of pet owners about how to keep pets safe and healthy.

A Pets at Home spokesman said: “Our My Pet Pals workshops are a fun way to give young animal lovers the chance to learn the importance of pet welfare.

"The workshops are hosted by our friendly and knowledgeable pet care advisors, who are on hand to ensure future pet owners are fully equipped with everything they need to know about owning a pet.”

Following the workshops, children are invited to enter the My Pet Pals Summer Challenges Competition, where they will need to complete an interactive activity book made up of exciting tasks to be completed over the summer for the chance to win a prize.

The workshops will last around 30 minutes and take place every day in stores from 11.30am during the summer holidays.

To book a place at a My Pet Pals workshop visit petsathome.com/petworkshops