22 June 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.
Help us give Rumpel a really special day!
Birthday boy Rumpel is turning eight this July and he would love to see you at his party on Sunday 12th July at Redwings Oxhill. There’ll be lots of fun for all the family and it’s completely free!
Rumpel is a very special boy. He was one of over 100 horses, ponies and donkeys rescued from Spindle Farm, Amersham, where he was found in a terrible state of neglect at just one year old. Looking at this stunning chap now it is hard to believe what a dreadful start he had in life. Today Rumpel has put his past firmly behind him and is full of life and affection!
To help Rumpel celebrate we will be grooming and pampering him in the morning so he looks his handsome best for the day. He will then be the star of his birthday parade at 1pm and we suspect his favourite bit will be the amazing homemade horsey cake – presented to him by one lucky visitor!
Visitors can also enjoy a birthday quiz trail, pass the parcel and meet our cuddly mascots Red and Wings! A guided tour of the site and its wonderful residents will help everyone make the most of this beautiful site and find out more about the work we do.
Don’t forget to allow time to browse the goodies in the gift shop and enjoy a drink, snack and cake in the café too. The site is fully accessible and dogs on a lead are welcome. Whether you’re an Oxhill regular or are thinking of visiting us for the first time, make a date with lovely Rumpel and we look forward to seeing you on July 12th!
For more information please pop into the centre, ring our visitor helpline on 0870 040 0033 or download Rumpel’s party schedule by clicking here.
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.