07 October 2014 by Redwings Press Office
Half term delights at Redwings Oxhill!
Treat the family to a free fun day out this half term at our visitor centre in Warwickshire.
As well as the opportunity to get up close and cuddly with all our wonderful horsey and donkey residents, every day throughout the autumn school holiday – from 25th October to 2nd November – Redwings Oxhill are offering a different fun activity for you to enjoy.
If you’re looking to start your Christmas shopping early or to treat yourself to something special, why not come along to our auction of an original pastel drawing of gorgeous Adoption Star Major on Saturday 25th October? We’ll also be holding a tack sale from 11am to 1pm on the 25th; from rugs and boots to saddles, bridles and bits, pop along peruse our many offerings.
For those with a creative flair, turn your hand to creating peg ponies and hobby horses in our special workshop on Monday 27th October at 11am.* Be sure to make a sturdy steed though, as you’ll be invited back to compete in a head-to-head hobby horse race on Friday 31st October with our mascots Red and Wings!
If you’re more of the strategic type, you can test your knowledge this half term with our daily “Awesome autumn quiz trail” all around the visitor centre. Similarly, on Thursday 30th October, we’ll be holding a special pumpkin treasure hunt; simply hunt the pumpkins around Redwings Oxhill and find the letters to make a secret word that unlocks a treasure chest and win a prize!*
For more information about half term activities at our Oxhill visitor centre, please enquire at the centre, call 0870 040 0033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Peg pony and hobby horse workshop carries a £1 donation charge, autumn quiz trail and treasure hunt 50p entry.
Please note: Our playground is currently out of action while we make some repairs, we are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and hope it will be open again very soon!
Oxhill Visitor Centre, Warwickshire
Donkeys and Dinkys!
This lovely visitor centre has been granted VAQAS status (Quality Assured Visitor Attraction) and is home to adoption equines Major, Rumpel, Dylan, The Oxhill Donkeys and dinky pony Wensley along with more than 50 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys who would just love to make your acquaintance!
What to do
There are regular guided tours of the centre and demonstrations of horse care given by the equine centre staff as well as the chance to cuddle the residents of course!
The centre also has a gift shop, information centre and café on site, serving sandwiches, toasties and delicious cake. We also have picnic areas for visitors to bring their own food if they so choose (please be aware we do not have an undercover area for picnics). Our children's play area is currently undergoing some repairs, but we hope it will be up and running soon.
What you think
Some feedback from our visitors … “So glad there are people in the world like you, that care”… “A great day out. Well done!”… “Lovely family day out, fantastic work you do. Loved it!!!”
The centre is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with a concrete pathway through the middle of the site. There is a wheelchair available for loan. The site has an accessible WC and plenty of parking. Some of our picnic tables are suitable for wheelchairs too. We suggest that visitors wear sturdy shoes!
We welcome groups at our centres! To find out more about making a group booking to Redwings Oxhill Visitor Centre, please click here.
How to find us
On the A422 in Warwickshire CV35 0RP, 10 miles south of Stratford upon Avon.
Open every day from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free!
For visitors with a disability
Download our access statement here.
Keep Dogs on Lead
If you have a question or special requirement please telephone our Visitor Helpline on 0870 040 0033.