We believe each and every equine
deserves a life worth living.

Welfare number: 0783 192 8980
Office number: 0113 261 4344

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Activities at Hope Pastures

We have lots of great activities to do and enjoy

PONY DAYS

Our Pony Days started in 2006. As well as having lots of fun children learn about the importance of animal welfare and how to care for animals.
Adult Pony Days also available.

ATTEND LOCAL SHOWS, FETES AND FAIRS

Throughout the year we go to a variety of local shows, school fetes and fairs. We usually have our own stall.

SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Come and visit us during the school holidays. Our visitor centre is open every day for drinks and snacks and you can wander around our site, meet the equines and complete and complete fun, free activity sheets and quizzes.
You can also book and partake in a Hope Pastures Experience which is a great way to get to know our animals.
A Hope Pastures’ Experience is for 1 to 2 people (or children). It includes a personal tour of the sanctuary plus time grooming/looking after one of the ponies – 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.

GIVE TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

Our team enjoy sharing their experiences and would welcome the chance to come to your school/group/organisation to explain what we do and how we make a difference.

EVENTS AND SHOWS

We run lots of popular events and shows throughout the year.

GROUP VISITS

We welcome all sorts of groups to Hope Pastures including schools, brownies, cubs, toddlers, care homes and social groups

Visits typically last about an hour. They include a guided tour of the sanctuary, an informal talk from one of our experienced volunteers, or a fun quiz for our younger visitors. 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

PLEASE NOTE: THIS ACTIVITY HAS LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Birthday parties for up to 6 children are held on Saturdays at either
10 am to 12 pm
or 1 pm to 3pm.  
They include pony-based activities/games, a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the yard to meet the ponies and ‘hands on time’ grooming (brushing and plaiting) them. The birthday child also receives a free Pony Adoption.
Total party cost £100 

HOPE PASTURES EXPERIENCE

A Hope Pastures Experience is a great way to get to know our amazing animals. 
The Experience can be for up to 2 people and is great for bot adults or children. However, please note the minimum age for children to be involved in a Hope Pastures Experience is age 5.

The Experience includes a personal tour of the Sanctuary, plus time grooming and looking after one of the ponies. If you would prefer the Experience to be with our lovely donkeys instead, then please ask.
Make sure you bring your camera as a photo of you and our pony or donkey is sure to be a “must have”. 

Most Experiences run for about an hour, but we can organise for longer if you wish.
Cost for two people £40
Contact us for more information (office@hopepastures.org) or click the button below

CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING

We have a range of tasks where groups of corporate volunteers can help. These include fence and shelter painting, gardening, barn and site clearance and fence repair. We organise special days for groups from 2 people up to 12 (we have lots of jobs!) Feedback from all of our groups shows they find the day very rewarding.