We will return early 2024
Berkhamsted site (Swing Gate Lane)
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ:
Pre-booked sessions only, paid for in advance. There will be a limited number of people allowed for each session. Please do not arrive at the sanctuary without booking as you will not be able to enter the site. If you have a voucher, please show it at the start of your session (paper or electronically).
A slot is for one adult and one child only. We can accommodate adults, one adult per pony (unless with a carer)
The session will comprise of a grooming session with a pony, taking the pony for a walk and a chance to see our other ponies and learn about their stories. If the woodland trail is too muddy/flooded, then we have an alternative area for the children to enjoy walking the ponies. There is no riding involved.
Please come suitably dressed. Wellies are a must for adults and children as the woodland trail gets muddy and there are puddles to splash in! ABSOLUTELY NO OPEN TOE SHOES ALLOWED FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS
The sessions (£11.00 for one adult and one child/£11.00 for an adult session) last approximately 45 minutes. For an additional adult to attend and view there is an additional donation request of £5
Bookings are subject to change due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If we have to close again due to national restrictions, your voucher will be valid for a time at which we are able to open again. People who have made new bookings will be issued with a voucher if we have to close due to Covid-19 restrictions.
We now have special rosettes available to purchase with your booking at the cost of £2 each. These will also be available to purchase after your session. Cash only, exact change appreciated!
Currently the sanctuary policy is one adult and one child per pony as the child's parent/carer needs to be able to fully supervise them so that the volunteers holding the ponies can socially distance in accordance with government guidelines.
If you feel unwell or have any of the symptoms of Covid-19, please DO NOT come on site.
Arrive promptly at your allocated time.
Ideally bring gloves to wear and use them when handling the ponies
One adult and one child per pony (or one adult), all children must remain with their adult at all times
If, for whatever reason, you need to cancel, 48 hours’ notice must be given or a £5 fee will be charged. If less than 24 hours’ notice is given, then the full fee will be charged.
When booking you are agreeing to all of our Terms and Conditions
We understand that these changes may change your visit to us, but we are complying with the measurements put in place by the Government to make the sanctuary a safe place for all.
Please be respectful to our volunteers and remember that things are very different for everyone. We want you all to enjoy the wonderful sanctuary and love our ponies as much as we do.
Once again, we hope that you enjoy your visit and that you and your family stay safe.
Special Pony Sessions
These sessions are themed sessions - grooming and walking one of our ponies with added extras!
In the past we have had special sessions for Easter, Halloween, Jubilee and Christmas.
Next special pony session will be: TO BE CONFIRMED.
£20 a session - grooming, take a pony for a walk through a themed walkway, special rosette and certificate and a small gift from our lucky dip.