Redwings Horse Sanctuary’s visitor centre in Aylsham is giving everyone the chance to get closer to horses with a series of free activities as part of the national Give Horses a Go weekend.
All are welcome to come along on September 17 and 18 to join in events including fun and interactive horse care demonstrations for children, plus guided walks and talks where visitors can meet some of the centre’s beautiful rescued residents.
The Give Horses a Go weekend is an initiative run by the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), which will see more than 100 approved horse sanctuaries and riding schools offer free opportunities for people to find out more about these gorgeous creatures.
11am (repeated at 2pm) – Healthy Horses! Children, aged 7-11, will transform into mini-vets after discovering how Redwings helps to keep its residents happy and healthy during a session of fun and hands-on demonstrations.
12pm – Guided walk and talk. Go behind the scenes and find out how the Redwings’ horse care teams look after hundreds of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules every day, plus get up close and share a cuddle with some of the charity’s beloved residents.
Andie Vilela, Redwings’ education and campaigns manager, said: “You don’t have to be an owner or learn to ride. Our visitor centres – which are always completely free to enter – offer the perfect opportunity for anyone to spend time with and discover more about horses, especially for those with little or no experience of them.”
Redwings Aylsham at Spa Lane is home to 50 rescued residents including new arrivals, Suffolk Punches Wilf and Stanley. It is are open all year round every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). Entry and parking is free.
Watch Redwings’ Our Story video on their YouTube channel here – www.youtube.com/watch?v=47gl4I1OSeY