A BASINGSTOKE vet practice will be holding a festive open day this Christmas.

With plenty of activities for children and pet owners alike, the open day at Linnaeus-owned The Barn Animal Hospital will take place on Saturday, December 16 between 12pm and 4pm, with highlights including tours of the newly-renovated practice and a children’s Christmas craft station.

Visitors can also learn about how to safeguard their pets during the festive period, plus a Q&A session with The Barn Animal Hospital’s veterinary team.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Come meet the team at The Barn Animal!Come meet the team at The Barn Animal! (Image: The Barn Animal Hospital)

Practice tours will allow visitors to explore the upgraded reception area and consultation rooms, while those feeling peckish or thirsty can indulge in festive treats including mince pies, prosecco and mulled wine.

There’s also a raffle to support Helping Dogs and Cats UK, while festive pet portraits will help capture the holiday spirit.

Those interested in The Barn Animal Hospital’s exclusive health plan for pets can also learn about the Pet Health for Life Plan.

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New clinical director Fiona Walker, said: “Our festive open day has plenty to keep everyone entertained at this magical time of year.

“Children can get creative with a Christmas craft station, while adults can engage with our veterinary team and learn more about how their beloved pets are cared for.”

More information on the festive open day, including how to register to attend, can be found at barnvets.co.uk/events.

More information about The Barn Animal Hospital at barnvets.co.uk or by searching on social media.