HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) has a calendar full of activities for all ages this summer at Shores Hey Farm in Briercliffe, Burnley.

Activities to keep all the family entertained include, a pirate treasure trail, face painting, glitter tattoos, pony grooming sessions, Pony Squad, Own a Pony Day, Woof Shack and on Saturday the 2nd of September the Charity will be ending the holidays with a Family Fun Day.

From Monday 24th July HAPPA are excited to welcome two very special sculptures created by Sarah Mae Francis, founder, and owner of S.M.ART. Rusty the junk horse and Electro the ram are life-sized sculptures made from unwanted scrap metal and car parts. Rusty is Sarah’s personal favourite to date, lovingly created from otherwise jettisoned junk. Whilst there are plenty of real horses to see at HAPPA the Charity is delighted that Sarah, Rusty, and Electro will be part of the summer holidays at Shores Hey Farm.

Also, all summer, young visitors will be able to help pirate pony and his crew find the code to the treasure chest by completing a special trail around the Farm. Every Tuesday pony grooming sessions will be held between 11am-3pm. Children aged 4+ and adults are invited to groom one of HAPPA’s gentle horses supervised by a member of staff. These sessions are available to purchase after entry.

But that's not all, the Own a Pony days and the popular Pony Squad days are available for those equine enthusiasts. If you, or anyone you know, is a keen equestrian here’s a chance to expand knowledge and skills or develop new ones. Visit the HAPPA website for more information and to book www.happa.org.uk

The onsite Café and Shop will be open, the Cafe serving a selection of food and drink, including Mrs Dowson’s Ice Cream and a range of cakes and tasty treats. The Café also has weekly offers and specials available. Bookings can by calling/texting 07736888917. The shop offers a great selection of toys for a summer treat, second-hand and new equipment for your own horse, or gifts for your dog.

That’s not all, HAPPA is a dog friendly attraction, with readily available cooling mats and water for your canine companion for the warmer weather and the Woof Shack events held every last Thursday of the month.

HAPPA’s Head of Marketing and Fundraising, Julie Pharaoh-Gan, explains further “This summer we hope that visiting the farm will be a great day out for all the family including the family dog, and you can all finish the day in style with a fantastic meal in the Café, remember to ask our team for the Dog Menu too. Guests and customers can help raise an income to directly support the core mission of rescuing horses and ponies from neglect every time they visit, take part in an activity, shop or dine with us. Visitors are so vital to the work that we do, and support over the summer will help HAPPA to continue.”

For further information about HAPPA, Shores Hey Farm and how to book on the activities mentioned visit the website www.happa.org.uk or call 01282 455992.




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