PET workshops for children are being held at Pets at Home Leigh to mark  National Pet Month.

From April 1 until May 6, National Pet Month is sponsored by Pets at Home and aims to raise awareness of responsible pet ownership and the mutual benefits of living with pets.

The Leigh store will be holding its Kids’ Holiday Pet Club workshops daily at 2pm throughout the week at Parsonage Retail Park using fun activities to learn how to care for the stars of the workshops including hamsters, gerbils and guinea pig.

Store manager Simon Holt said: “As well as being great fun, the workshops are designed to advise children on responsible pet ownership and about showcase each animal’s unique welfare needs and dietary requirements before they consider becoming pet owners themselves."