DCG Animal Unit Open Day Returns

DCG Animal Unit Open Day Returns

The Animal Unit at Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall will welcome back visitors on Sunday November 28 between 10am and 3pm for its hold its first open day since the start of the pandemic.

The Autumn-themed open day is designed for young people and adults who are potentially interested in joining a study programme at the College and for families looking for a fun and interactive day out.

The Animal Unit at Broomfield Hall in Morley includes a wide range of animals, reptiles, insects and birds, including a number of rare breeds, which are looked after by students at the College.

Activities at the open day will include demonstrations of how to handle and care for different animals; the chance to get up close to and feed the resident goats, alpacas, pigs, meerkats and porcupine, education sessions about the dangers facing hedgehogs in the winter with guidance on how to care for these spikey garden visitors and an Autumn garden trail.

Refreshments will be served by local company Amaze Events and charities such as RSPB and Cats Protection will have stalls.

Animal Unit coordinator Jonathan Taylor said: “Our open days have been popular dates in the calendar for several years and we are really looking forward to welcoming visitors back.

“We obviously need to manage visitor numbers so need everyone to book tickets online in advance.”


Tickets cost £3 for adults and £2 for those aged 16 and under and are available online.


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