Bigger and better than ever before, this year we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to over lockdown. There are over 300 rescued farm animals to meet, plus…
Please join us in raising money for a brilliant cause. We can’t wait to see you there!
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!
Co-founder David and Trustee James officially open the day with a warm welcome and breakdown of the day’s events.
CLASS | OHH Yoga – Morning Session. Booking details below.
WORKSHOP | Outdoor Cookery Club – Morning Session. Booking details below.
WORKSHOP | Forest School Workshop – Morning Session. Booking details below.
TALK | Learn about our Pig Barn & Woodland with Sanctuary Manager Dave
TALK | Learn about Animal Enrichment with Animal Care Assistants Abby and Alena
TALK | Meet Rufus the rescued beef cow
CLASS | OHH Yoga – Afternoon Session. Booking details below.
WORKSHOP | Forest School Workshop – Afternoon Session. Booking details below.
TALK | Learn about our Goodheart Home for Rescued Hens with Animal Care Assistants Ava and Izzy
Raffle and Scavenger Hunt winners announced
Price: £4 for adults and children aged 5 and over.
FREE entry for under 5s and Hearts of Gold Members (subject to availability).
FOR ALL AGES
OHH (Oh Hello Happiness) is an initiative dedicated to encouraging you to take time for yourself, and cultivating happiness from within. Instructor Han is offering a choice of two workshops which aim to help you do just that, and even better; you’ll be sharing a peaceful space with some of our rescued sheep!
The morning session is perfect for those who want to explore movement through an inclusive yoga practice, while our afternoon session focuses on meditation, breathwork and mindfulness. Both sessions have themes of sustainability, accountability and compassion to tie in with the ethos of our charity.
Morning session: 11:30am to 12:30pm. 4 spaces remaining.
Afternoon session: 2:00pm to 3:00pm. 9 spaces remaining.
Price: £6 per person
Location: Chestnut Field
If attending the morning session, we ask you to bring your own yoga mat if you have one, although we do have three spare if not.
5-10 YEAR OLDS
Learning in an outdoor environment has never been more important. We invite you to join our Education Manager Kath for a taster Forest School session which we will be continuing in our Summer Holiday Club.
Suitable for KS1 and KS2, we will explore our on-site nature trail, taking a closer look at our natural environment, discovering art in nature, and increasing our understanding of native wildlife.
Morning session: 11:30am to 12:30pm – FULLY BOOKED!
Afternoon session: 2:00pm to 3:00pm – FULLY BOOKED!
Location: Outdoor Education Area
Our Forest School Workshop leader Kath holds an Enhanced DBS check so children can be left unsupervised for the duration of the session. We encourage children to take part in these workshops independently of parents/guardians so they they can gain confidence and make new friends.
10-16 YEAR OLDS
The Outdoor Cooking Club was formed with the aim to teach teenagers how to cook in a fun, outdoor environment. Originally working as a chef for 6 years, Josh wanted to combine the two worlds of food and education with the overall aim of inspiring young people through having fun, making delicious food and passing on skills that young people can use for life.
Join us for a one hour cooking session to hone your skills in the (outdoor!) kitchen, and cook a delicious plant-based lunch!
Morning session: 11:30am to 12:30pm. 3 spaces remaining.
Price: £10 per person
Location: Outdoor Education Area
Our Outdoor Cookery Workshop leader Josh holds an Enhanced DBS check so children can be left unsupervised for the duration of the session. We encourage children to take part in these workshops independently of parents/guardians so they they can gain confidence and make new friends.
Please read through and ensure you understand all of the information below ahead of our Open Day. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com
Our Open Day is now FULLY BOOKED! If you are planning to attend with someone who has not booked, please do let them know in order to avoid disappointment on the day. Anyone without a ticket will unfortunately be turned away.
If you have booked a ticket to our Open Day, you should have received a confirmation email from us. If this hasn’t arrived, please check your Junk/Spam folder, or, if it’s not in there, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will organise for this to be re-sent. There are no physical tickets for this event – on arrival, you will simply be asked to provide the full name under which you booked.
Current Hearts of Gold members are entitled to free entry to our Open Day, however, to give us an idea of numbers and help us to locate your booking more easily on the day, please do let us know if you are a Hearts of Gold member and you are planning to attend by emailing us at email@example.com
Most apps and sat navs will bring you right to Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary using postcode DY14 0BE however we do advise that you plan your route in advance and take a look at our web page here all about how to find us. You can also look out for our two large banners which will be on either side of our sanctuary entrance. Unfortunately, we will not be reachable via phone to offer directions on the day.
We do have on-site parking, however, please do car-share with family and friends where possible to prevent excessive traffic in the narrow lanes around the sanctuary. On arrival, you will be shown where to park by one of our stewards. If you are a blue badge holder, our stewards will direct you to the parking area closer to our main yard.
We do have a number of talks, workshops and classes going on throughout the day, the full schedule of which can be viewed above.
When walking around our site, please do not venture from the main pathways as shown on our sanctuary map (will be given on arrival) and do not attempt to enter any fenced enclosures containing animals.
There is a seating area in our barn, but visitors are welcome to bring picnic blankets and camp chairs to enjoy their food or sit down in the fields beside our Pig Woodland.
In the event of a fire, please follow the guidance of our volunteer stewards and assemble in front of the gates in our main yard.
There will be a variety of food, drink, craft and merchandise stalls at our Open Day. Many of these will bring card machines, however due to our extremely rural location, we cannot guarantee that these will work on the day. We therefore advise that you bring ample cash with you to avoid disappointment. Please note we do not have a cash machine on site.
The nearest cash points to us are as follows:
Dogs are permitted at our Open Day, provided they are friendly and kept on a lead at all times. Please do not let your dog approach any of our animals. Please note, we do not allow visitors to leave dogs unattended in cars while visiting our sanctuary.
We still have places available on our Yoga and Outdoor Cookery Workshops. If you would like to join, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos and/or film footage will be taken at our Open Day, for use in our digital and printed promotional materials. If you prefer not to be photographed or filmed, please let one of our volunteers (in high vis) or staff members know.
Our Open Day will go ahead unless extreme weather is forecast. Our tombola, raffle, craft stalls, and refreshment tables are situated in the barn under cover. In the event of bad weather, our Yoga Sessions will take place in our Indoor Classroom and our Outdoor Cookery Sessions will take place in the barn. Our Forest School Workshops will take place outside rain or shine so please bring a coat and suitable footwear.
We also ask that your prepare for very hot weather by bringing suitable sun protection.
Please act calmly and sensibly around our animals, and follow all guidance signposted around our animal enclosures. Although most of our animals are friendly and love fuss from our visitors, you may not be able to touch some of our animals. We will mark these enclosures clearly and thank you for your understanding.
Please remember to wash or sanitise your hands before and after touching any of the animals. We recommend that you do not touch any of our animals if you are pregnant.
Please only feed our animals with the bags of food that we provide. Feeding any other type of food can have serious consequences for the animals’ health.
Our main yard area is fully wheelchair accessible and there is a downstairs bathroom in our main charity building. Please let one of our volunteers know if you wish to use this. To visit our cows, you must be able to walk over two large fields where the going can be rough or uneven. Our Pig Woodland is accessible via a rough track, but it is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Around our site there will be volunteers in high vis vests carrying collection buckets for donations. These buckets also have QR codes and NFC chips which allow you to make donations through your phone via Apple Pay or Android Pay. You can also make a donation in cash at our Fundraising stall in our Main Barn.
Although government restrictions have been lifted, we still advise visitors to maintain social distancing from other bubbles wherever possible and wash and sanitise their hands frequently throughout the day. There will be a number of hand-washing stations and hand sanitiser dispensers situated around our site. As the day is an outdoor event, face masks will not be mandatory.
We regret that as we are a very small charity, we cannot except refunds for unused tickets.