Open weekend at Redwings

Open weekend at Redwings

Christmas at Redwings

By Justine Thompson

Event diary

06 October 2009 15:01

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is opening its doors for a very special weekend in December – its biennial open event.

The equine charity in Norfolk is home to hundreds of horses and donkeys. It only opens to the public twice a year, and the opening on December 5 & 6 is extra special as the charity celebrates its silver jubilee.

The Christmas open weekend will allow people to see behind the scenes of the charity’s HQ, as well as meet some of its friendly horses and ponies.

Entry to the 350-acre site is free and there are a number of activities to enjoy, including re-homing displays, tours of the specialist horse hospital, talks and demos and Redwings’ own Christmas gift shop.

There will also be Young redwings activities for children and a café full of treats.

Chief executive Lynn Cutress said: “2009 is our Silver Jubilee year so we would love people who have never visited us before to come and learn about what we do, as well as meet some of our special residents, including those looking for new homes.

“We’re celebrating 25 years of equine welfare so we want more people than ever to come along to our winter Hapton weekend and meet us. Entry is free and there really is something for people of all ages to enjoy.”

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