You’re invited to Sampson’s 16th birthday party!

Adorable Shetland pony Sampson will be celebrating his 16th birthday with a special birthday bash at Redwings Caldecott on Sunday 30th June – and everyone is invited to join in the fun!

Sampson arrived at Redwings back in 2004 when he was just one year old. He was suffering from a nasty disease called strangles, and sadly his owner could not provide the specialist treatment he needed and so asked Redwings for help. Thankfully little Sampson made a full recovery, before later becoming a popular member of the Redwings Adoption Scheme!

Sampson’s big day will kick-off at 11.30am when he’ll be treated a pampering groom – his favourite! Visitors will then be able to treat Sampson to plenty of cuddles during his parade, before watching him tuck into his very own birthday cake.

There’ll also be party games, a quiz trail and the chance to meet mascot Red!

View the full schedule for Sampson’s birthday party here.

After Sampson's party, be sure to take a stroll around the rest of the visitor centre and enjoy meeting some of the 120 other lovable rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules who also call Redwings Caldecott home. There’s also a brand new café and gift shop, so be sure to enjoy a browse and a lovely cuppa and slice of tasty cake after your visit!

Redwings Caldecott, near Great Yarmouth, is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). Entry is free and dogs on leads are welcome.

Looking forward to seeing you there!