07 May 2015 by Redwings Press Office
Please note: We are very sorry but donkeys Timothy and Cain have travelled back to Norfolk for a brief visit to the Redwings horse hospital as Timothy has a poorly neck and he needs his best friend Cain with him while he has some treatment. We hope they will be back at Oxhill very soon and sorry for any disappointment caused.
Go donkey mad this half-term at Redwings Oxhill!
We love donkeys at Redwings and can’t wait to share our enthusiasm with visitors during our special programme of half-term events!
From Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th May, our donkey mad staff at Oxhill are offering the chance to get up close and cuddly with some of our long-eared lovelies and find out more about them. Regular walks and talks will introduce our irresistible donkey characters to visitors, including newest adoption star Arya – one of our rarest and fluffiest young ladies. Donkey doodle activity packs and donkey dash activity sheets will be available in the visitor centre too!
There will be the opportunity for some lucky young visitors to help with hands-on pony grooming on Tuesday and Thursday and Farm Manager Helen Glen will be sharing her passion and her know-how with a special donkey demonstration on Wednesday 27th May.
As well as getting to know our unique herd of Oxhill donkey residents, visitors can enjoy meeting more than 70 other adorable rescued horses and ponies, from tiny Shetlands to majestic Shires. Our welcoming visitor centre offers a great range of unusual gifts and hot and cold drinks and snacks in the cafe area and our ever popular children’s play area is back in business after a spruce up this year too!
For more information please just pop in to the centre, ring our visitor helpline on 0870 040 0033 or download our We Love Donkeys events schedule here. Please note that a small suggested donation is required for some activities and where numbers are limited we will operate on a first-come-first-served basis. We look forward to seeing you!
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 Arya, 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). We have a brand new children's play area too!
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.
Redwings Oxhill is now open every day from 10am to 4pm and entry is completely 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.