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Pony Days

Our 2024 Pony Day dates have now been released.

For the dates that are still available, see our Shop Page, but please also read the info below.

The next best thing to having your own pony. On a Pony Day, children learn how to care for ponies under expert supervision. The emphasis is on fun and on building confidence and skills. The day includes activities such as leading and grooming the ponies, feeding and mucking out, as well as quizzes, games, and pony puzzles.

The Hope Pastures Pony Days take place during school holidays from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm, with a break for lunch.

As well as taking part in lots of fun-filled activities throughout the day, the children will also, learn about the importance of animal welfare and how to care for the animals under expert supervision.
The activities on the day include:

  • Tour or the yard,
  • Crafts,
  • Mucking out / poo picking,
  • Pony-based activities/games,
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the yard,
  • Meet the ponies,
  • Hands-on time, grooming (brushing and plaiting)

As the children will be involved in lots of physical activities throughout the day, we do like to ask parents to ensure each child has sufficient water to stay hydrated. Parents should provide a packed lunch, however, we do have a Visitors Centre where you can purchase hot drinks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, crisps, and warm snacks such as toasted teacakes.
The majority of activities will take place outdoors, so if the weather is warm, please provide sun protection for your child. We would also like to remind our visitors that Hope Pastures is a working yard, so please ensure children taking part in the Pony Day activities are wearing appropriate footwear. Wellingtons or boots are a good footwear choice.

The total cost per child for a Hope Pastures Pony Day is £37.00

The minimum age for children to be involved in our Pony Day activities is age 5.

We hope everyone taking part in our Pony Days has a wonderful time, and thank you for your interest in Hope Pastures.

For more information contact office@hopepastures.org