Brand new for 2019!


Animal Enrichment Experience

Why not join us for one of our enrichment experiences, where you'll get the chance to spend some quality time with one of our beautiful residents! You could choose to hand feed and meet our reindeer, feed our giant cows some bread, take some of our ferrets for a walk, or even groom one of our cheeky ponies!

Each experience runs for approx. 30 minutes, and you will have a dedicated member of staff to educate you about your chosen animal, and ensure you get a unique experience where the animals are not exploited, and importantly its as much fun and enjoyable for them as it is for you! 

£5 from each experience will be spent on enrichment for that animal that you can give them on the day (this can be increased if you wish to donate extra).

  • Available for over 6's 
  • Restrictions on some animals do apply
  • £35 per person and includes free entrance and a discount card for our tearoom and gift shop
  • Extra people - £10 each


Pony days

We will be running a series of pony days though the warmer months where you will have you very own pony for the morning. You will be taught how to look after your pony, feed, water, clean and give them a nice groom at the end. You will also get a guided tour of the sanctuary where you can learn about the work we do. This includes a children’s lunch and free entry for the child and one adult (extras need to pay entrance) and an exclusive Hopefield pony morning t-shirt and certificate.

  • £35 per person 
  • Over 6's only 
  • Max of 8 children


Pony parties

Each guest gets a pony experience where you get your own pony to care for. This also includes lunch for the children, a gift bag, certificate and also a gift for the party child.

  • Max 8 children, min 4 
  • Over 6's only
  • Price £30 each


Guided Tour

Exclusive guided tours are being run by our General Manager, Lianne. Lianne has over 14 years' experience working at Hopefield so can educate you all about our resident animals, tell you their stories, characteristics, and interesting facts about their care !

Basic tour (1 hour) – this will include a full tour of the sanctuary. £20 per person minimum 2 people. Includes entrance.

Gold tour (3 hours) – You will get to go inside some of our exhibits and meet the residents, personally, like our beautiful reindeer. You can feed our cows and goats. This also includes a very exclusive tour of our big field where you can meet all of our 70 rescued horses and ponies. £100 for two, extras £20 each includes lunch.

TO BOOK OR GET MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF OUR ANIMAL EXPERIENCES PLEASE CALL 01277 201110 OR EMAIL OFFICE@HOPEFIELD.ORG.UK 


Terms & Conditions

Refundable up to 7 days before the day only. 20% cancellation fee (admin) plus cost of any clothes that have been printed.

Any medical conditions must be declared.

Hard hat provided but must wear sensible shoes, no flip-flops or sandals (you wont be able to do the experience and no refund given)

Some restrictions on animals due to safety for yourself and nervous animals wont be included.

We reserve the right to change the animal last minute, as animals are unpredictable but you will be contacted and offered an alternative.

We recommend getting to us 15 mins before the start of the experience if your over 15 mins late this will run into the experience time.