Rescuing and re-homing equines since 1974

Meet the Ponies

We are open free of charge every day for you to come and meet the ponies. You can also book 'hands on' time with the ponies and we run a range of activities for you, see below

Pony 1 to 1s and Family Fun

Meet the ponies and spend time grooming (brushing) them. The visitor centre is open for refreshments and we also run tours and fun activities for the family. £3 donation per person/child if you wish to brush a pony – no charge for just coming for the fun!

10am-12noon Wednesdays during school holidays (except Christmas). Turn up on the day or book with If you’d like time with a pony it’s best to book your session beforehand, as they’re very popular! Contact for more information/to book


Pony Days

10am-3pm every Thursday during the school holidays. See our Pony Days page for more information.


Hope Pastures’ Experience

The best way to get to know our animals, a Hope Pastures’ Experience is for 1 to 2 people (or children). It includes a personal ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the sanctuary, plus ‘hands on time’ grooming one of the animals – make sure you bring your camera, as a photo of you and your pony is sure to be ‘a must have’. Most Experiences run for about an hour, but we can organise longer if you wish.

Donation for a Hope Pastures Experience for 2: £30. Contact for more information/to book


Group Visits

We cater for all different kinds of groups, including schools, brownies, toddler groups and pensioners. Sessions can run for as little as an hour up to a whole day and we have a range of educational and fun activities we can arrange for you group.

Contact for details.