Abbey Park Pets Corner (Leicester City Council)

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Leicester’s Pets’ Corner has been a popular free attraction for decades – but it now needs a makeover.

The guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks, chickens, birds and goats who live in this corner of Abbey Park are all well-cared for and well-loved, but their surroundings haven’t been updated for years. And the facilities for the families who come to see the animals urgently need improving too.

So we want to upgrade Pets’ Corner for the animals – as well as for the thousands of children who visit every year.

If our bid to the People’s Millions is successful, we’ll be able to create new enclosures and shelters – as well as providing more enrichment activities for our animals.

And we also want to make sure that our visitors enjoy coming to Pets’ Corner – and that they take something positive away with them when they leave.

Path improvements, better access for disabled visitors and new improved interpretation panels will enhance the experience for visitors – and the installation of much-needed hand-washing facilities will allow more children to interact with the animals and encourage more schools to visit Pets’ Corner.

As well as these improvements, we also want the project to provide new learning and work experience opportunities for the local community. Volunteers, trainees, work experience students and community groups will be able to take part in a wide range of activities, learning about landscaping, gardening, animal welfare and much more.

These proposals will transform Pets’ Corner into one of the best free animal attractions in the region – but we need £50,000 to make it happen.

Please help these plans become reality by voting for Pets’ Corner on Wednesday 26 November.

Thank you!

The Friends of Abbey Park

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Posted by RachaelGeorgie on 26 Nov 2014
Abbey Park's pet corner is a firm favourite with families in Leicester. It is wonderful to see the animals in the park.
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Posted by MichelleL on 18 Nov 2014
I have loved Abbey Park pets corner since I was a child and now take my own children who love it too. It would benefit greatly from the money as it hasn't been updated for many years, it would be fantastic to see this much loved project improved!
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Posted by dipa_tailor on 17 Nov 2014
Abbey Park Pets Corner is a great community project. Young children have the opportunity to visit and learn about the goats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds.
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Posted by Sarinda on 17 Nov 2014
Pets Corner is great, free project in Leicester that helps children learn how to look after and interact with animals. Everyone should support this fantastic project!
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Posted by steve_sullivan on 11 Nov 2014
Pets Corner is a fantastic project that will benefit visitors from a wide range of backgrounds and ages, support this project on 26th.
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Posted by cathy_burton on 29 Oct 2014
The only free animal attraction in Leicestershire.
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Abbey Park Pets Corner

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