If you’re anything like me then you may find it really difficult to keep the kids entertained during school holidays. Especially with activities or places to visit that don’t cost a lot of money. Luckily for us Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare centre is just a few miles down the road from us in the Lincolnshire countryside.
Bransby Horses is dedicated to improving the lives of horses, donkeys and mules. With your support, we are working harder than ever to continue making positive differences to equines whenever we can. Founded in 1968 by Mr Peter Hunt, Bransby Horses is now one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities, currently caring for more than 400 animals.
They have a whole host of activities going on during the Easter holidays and we paid a visit to take part in their Easter Egg hunt.
Bransby Horses don’t charge an entry fee, but you are able to give a voluntary donation which goes toward the caring of the horses, donkeys and mules they take care of. There is a charge for the Easter Egg hunt of £3, but at the end the children get a little goody bag to take home with them. I didn’t get chance to take a photo before they both tucked in (!) but in their bags were goodies including a chocolate lollipop, a packet of sweets, an activity book and a colouring sheet. In order to complete the egg hunt, each child is given a sheet of clues to find eggs around the centre. Each egg has a different letter on it, and at the end the letters are rearranged to spell a spring themed word.
There are so many horses to see at Bransby; on one hand this is a shame, that they’ve had to be rescued in the first place – but on the other *positive* hand, you can tell just how much love & care they’ve been given since arriving. Visitors aren’t able to feed them but stroking and love is encouraged 🐴
After wandering around and looking at the horses, you could stop for a picnic next to the outdoor play area. It’s had some additions since we last visited a couple of years ago and the boys really loved it. I think we would have stayed longer but they were eager to get their goody bag, and it was a little cold & windy!
If you don’t have a picnic with you then there is a café to buy food & drink from. We haven’t been in on any of our visits, but the smells coming from it were absolutely wonderful! I had a quick look at the menu which seemed reasonably priced too. On our previous visit we did buy some rocky road from the outdoor snack bar which was rather tasty.
We spend a good hour or so here, so it’s worth a visit if you are in the area!
Entrance fee – free entry, optional donation
Our rating – 5/5
I wasn’t asked to write a review, I just thought I would share a lovely local attraction!