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Pittwater Animal Adventures

Pittwater Animal Adventures is a half-day program for children aged 8-12 years. The program offers a variety of animal-related activities designed to be fun, educational and hands-on, while teaching children about responsible pet ownership and care for animals.

Program Overview

The half-day program runs on specific days from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm during school holidays.

The program is capped at a maximum of 30 children per half-day to allow for small group activities, quality instruction and supervision.

Throughout the day, children will work on a range of structured, hands-on activities related to the care and training of companion animals. Children will participate in a combination of small- and whole-group activities which includes some supervised contact with Pittwater Animal Hospital animals as well as the Wonderdogs and Riley – Dr Katrina Warren’s rescue dog.

Children will also have the opportunity to get a “behind the scenes” tour of Pittwater Animal Hospital as well as a special presentation of The Wonderdogs’ famous trick show.

Children will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the program as well as an opportunity to pat and have a photo taken with The Wonderdogs.

PLEASE NOTE: Drop off time at Pittwater Animal Hospital is strictly no earlier than 9:15 am and pick up no later than 12:45 pm.

Parking will be difficult on the day and parents are advised to park in the large car park for the B-Line Bus just south of Pittwater Animal Hospital. 

Program outline

The following is an outline of the activities scheduled for the half-day. Please note that the activities listed here may be subject to change and scheduling variation.

  • “Behind the scenes” tour of Pittwater Animal Hospital
  • Rotational small group activities
  • Pet health check and vet tips with Dr Katrina Warren and Riley
  • Dog training with professional trainer, Kelly Gill and The Wonderdogs
  • Wonderdogs tricks and training show

Program Costs

Pittwater Animal Adventures is $60 per child. Payment and Registration must be made upfront. Please note registraion forms must be received by 9am on Thursday, June 28th, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Children must bring their own snacks for a 20 minute recess. Pittwater Animal Hospital is unable to prepare food.

What to bring on the day

Children must bring

  • Mid-morning snack
  • Water bottle
  • Snack

Children must wear

  • Long pants
  • Comfortable, closed-toe shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable casual clothes – that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty
  • No jewellery or accessories that could get lost or damaged

Who do I contact to find out more?

If you wish to know more about our Pittwater Animal Adventures please contact Jennelle Ferrier at