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Birthday Parties

Hope Pastures Pony Birthday Parties take place on Saturdays and Sundays, and these run throughout the year.
The total cost of a Hope Pastures Pony Party is £100

The parties run for 2 hours between:

11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Birthday parties

The activities included in the Pony Parties are:

  • Creative activities
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the yard
  • Meet the ponies
  • Hands-on time, grooming (brushing and plaiting) them
  • The birthday child also receives a free Pony Adoption

The last half hour of the party is set aside for food/cake if you choose to bring some. Food is eaten in our party Marquee.
Parents normally provide the food for the parties, however, we do have a Visitor Centre where you can purchase hot drinks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, crisps, and warm snacks such as toasted teacakes. Alternatively, Uber Eats can deliver to us if that is of interest.
We can also provide party bags which cost £4 per bag if this is something you would like to add.
The maximum number of children we can accommodate for each Pony Party is 6 children, and the minimum age for children to be involved in our party activities is age 5.
The total cost of a Hope Pastures Pony Party is £100 which is to be paid on booking with our office staff.
Please note, that if you cancel your booking over 8 weeks before the event, we will issue a full refund.
If your party is cancelled within 8 weeks of the date of the party, we will take a £30.00 fee to cover the cost of cancellation and refund that balance of £70.00 to you.
If you would like any further information, please follow the link below to our FAQ Section, or you can fill in the booking form and a member of staff will respond to your request to arrange your booking

FAQ

Click on the ( + ) to get some answers to some additional questions that you might have.

How many children can be involved in the party?

There is a maximum number of 6 Children

What is the min age for children to be involved?

The minimum age for children to be involved in party activities is age 5

Is the party indoors or outdoors?

The majority of the day will be spent outdoors with the animals. Food is served in our Party Marquee

Do you provide food?

Parents normally provide the food for parties. However, cold snacks and teacakes can be purchased on site

What should the children wear?

Hope Pastures is a working yard. So please wrap up warm if the weather is cold and always wear appropriate footwear. Wellingtons are normally a good choice.

Is there anywhere for food to be consumed during the party?

Party food is consumed in the Party Marquee. We do also have a Visitors Centre where you can purchase hot drinks, cold drinks, chocolate, crisps and toasted teacakes.

Do the children get to ride the ponies?

As our wonderful ponies are rescue animals, they are not always trained for riding when they arrive, and that is not something we do here at Hope Pastures. Therefore our party activities are aimed are learning how to care for the animals (grooming, brushing, plaiting) as well as fun games and activities with the animals.

How much is the cost of a Hope Pastures Pony Party?

The total cost is £100 paid upfront

Is there a shop / cafe on site?

We do also have a Visitors Centre where you can purchase hot drinks, cold drinks, chocolate, crisps and toasted teacakes.

How long do the parties last?

The parties last for 2 hours. The last half hour is normally set aside for food.

Can parents stay during the party?

Parents normally drop the children off at Hope Pastures for the parties, however, they are welcome to stay and wander around the yards to meet our other wonderful animals, or they can head to the Visitors Centre where they can purchase hot drinks, and cold drinks and snacks.

Can I have party bags?

Our Party bags cost £4 per bag and include a toy, Hope Pastures Merchandise and some chocolate.

Can we request a specific pony to be involved in the party?

We will always try to accommodate these requests wherever possible. However, please be aware that our ponies are rescue animals, and therefore might be a little too shy or timid to take part in the party activities.

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One of my children is too young to be involved in the party. Can we still bring him / her to Hope Pastures?

Of course. You can bring younger children to Hope Pastures and wander around the yards to meet our other lovely animals. However, for health and safety, we advise the minimum age to be involved in the party activities with the animals is age 5.

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