HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) have Christmas all wrapped up with a range of Christmas activities for all this December. The Christmas events will all be held at the Charity’s Shores Hey Farm, Briercliffe, Burnley, BB10 3QU, to help raise funds.

The Charity has put together an event calendar packed full of Festive Delights. Families, supporters, and friends are encouraged to show their support for the vital equine welfare work of the Charity by attending an event and/ or enjoying a festive lunch in The Café to celebrate Christmas.

Throughout December visitors to the Farm will be able to purchase and decorate their own bauble daily between 11am and 4pm, a great idea to make a personalised gift for a loved one, or for your tree.

Santa visits The Café on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December, and guests can book to see him on the all-inclusive breakfast or afternoon sessions but be sure to book early for these dates as the adorable HAPPA Percy, the Shetland, will also be passing by to say a special hello.

The Café will be offering a Festive Menu full of delicious treats and Afternoon Teas from 27th November. On Friday 15h December The Café is also hosting a Festive Evening with entertainment by Emily Herbert, guests are advised to book early for this one. Menus and further information are available now to view online and bookings being taken by email cafebookings@happa.org.uk or by calling 07736888917.

HAPPA’s Educational Programme are running Own a Pony Days on 20th, 23rd and 27th December, a great opportunity to learn more about horses and ponies and get up close to HAPPA’s lovely residents. There will also be Pony Grooming sessions on 19th December for those aged four and over to get the chance to make a HAPPA pony gleam for Christmas.

On Thursday 21st December Santa will be popping by again with a special visit for all those who attend Woof Shack. Between 11am and 4pm your canine companion will be able to visit Santa and receive a gift for just £5.

Julie Pharaoh-Gan, HAPPA’s Head of Marketing and Fundraising, says “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors old and new to celebrate Christmas at the Farm, we certainly have something for everyone, with the adorable Percy here with Santa, the great selection of festive food, events and activities, I am personally looking forward to welcoming all the dogs and their owners to celebrate Christmas at Woof Shack. Finally, the resident horses and ponies will not be left out, their supporters and friends will be encouraged to buy them gifts from their Amazon Wish List https://rb.gy/5cc4eu or from the Charity’s onsite shop, HAPPA Direct. Each HAPPA equine has made his or her own special request for a gift from the Shop, and these can be found on the dedicated gift tree at Shores Hey Farm. Each one of our rescues really does deserve a present this year, and we certainly have some delighted ponies when gifts are received.”

And finally, not forgetting the Charity’s onsite and online shop, HAPPA Direct, which has a whole host of gifts, toys, equestrian and pet products, there’s also a great range of Charity Christmas Cards to send to friends and family, including one featuring HAPPA’s own equines. Struggling to find the perfect gift? Then why not visit, HAPPA Direct open 7 days a week 11am-4pm or go online at www.happadirect.co.uk

HAPPA are appealing for you to join them in celebrating Christmas 2023, the Charity would not exist without your support. For further information about all the activities mentioned and to book please visit the website www.happa.org.uk or call 01282 455992.




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