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The National Pet Show is a fantastic day out, packed full with fun activities for the whole family. Aside from the hundreds of animals on display, you’ll be able to receive free pet care advice, watch live animal performances from acts such as Britain’s Got Talent’s Lucy Heath and Trip Hazard and listen to talks from animal experts. Running on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November 2018 at The NEC, this event is a guaranteed soul-cleansing day out!

Absolutely crazy about dogs? Well this year there are even more dog breeds to pet and learn about! Tall, short, fluffy or cheeky – they will all be there! All breeds have different personalities and spending time with man’s best friend can bring joy to all the family.

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If you are looking for the next love of your life then look no further. At the show you’ll be able to meet all types of animals, including more than 100 cat and dog breeds, talk to the experts and find out which pet is the right fit for you and your family. Discover hundreds of animals from aquatic wonders and fabulous felines to dogs, birds, reptiles, rabbits, donkeys and so much more!

Super-vet Noel Fitzpatrick will be returning to deliver his specially designed kid’s talk in Noel’s Ark, an engaging and entertaining session for any child who loves animals!  Plus, watch astounding animal performances including Britain’s Got Talent finalists Lucy Heath and Trip Hazard, and SuperDogs Live hosted by TV presenter Michaela Strachan. Finally, discover oodles of unique gifts to spoil your pet or the animal lover in your life, just in time for Christmas!

This year you can head to the two brand new animal handling teepee tents – animal cuddles for everyone! Children (and adults) of all ages can get in touch with their wild side in our brand new animal handling areas. The first with a variety of adorable dog breeds and the second showcasing different reptiles – from snakes to geckos and lizards.

As well as getting up close and personal with the animals, children will learn all about their different needs, with talks from the experts on how to care for them and tips on a healthy diet. And when you’re not getting to know more about animals, you can perch on a hay bale and listen to some animal storytelling.

Cuteness overload in the small furries zone! When it comes to cute animals, they don’t come more adorable than the small furries – the rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and chinchillas.

One of the most talked about features of the 2016 show was the Secret Rabbit Garden, designed and built by run specialists Runaround. This year it’s back and it’s twice the size! Numerous bunny experts will be around to talk to visitors about rabbit welfare and show visitors the best living conditions for pet rabbits at home.

With so much to see and do – not to mention play with and pet – there’s no way any animal lover can afford to miss this year’s National Pet Show! Get your tickets here:

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