Summer Open Day 2021 – SOLD OUT!

Come and explore our beautiful 92-acre site for a fun-filled family Open Day!

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…

  • Kids scavenger hunt, face painting, and activities
  • Delicious food and drink
  • Cookery Workshops, Forest Schools, Yoga Classes, Animal Talks
  • Tombola, raffle, stalls and much more!

Please join us in raising money for a brilliant cause. We can’t wait to see you there! 

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!

When

Sunday 8th August 2021, 10am to 3pm

Where

Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary, The Nickless, Milson, Kidderminster DY14 0BE. For full directions, click here.

Schedule

10:00am

Gates open

11:00am-11:30am

Co-founder David and Trustee James officially open the day with a warm welcome and breakdown of the day’s events.

11:30am-12:30pm

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.

11:30am-12:00pm

TALK | Learn about our Pig Barn & Woodland with Sanctuary Manager Dave

12:30pm-1:00pm

TALK | Learn about Animal Enrichment with Animal Care Assistants Abby and Alena

1:00pm - 1:30pm

TALK | Meet Rufus the rescued beef cow

2:00pm - 3:00pm

CLASS | OHH Yoga – Afternoon Session. Booking details below.

WORKSHOP | Forest School Workshop – Afternoon Session. Booking details below.

2:00pm - 2:30pm

TALK | Learn about our Goodheart Home for Rescued Hens with Animal Care Assistants Ava and Izzy

2:30pm

Raffle and Scavenger Hunt winners announced

3:30pm

Gates close

General Admission Tickets

Price: £4 for adults and children aged 5 and over. 
FREE entry for under 5s and Hearts of Gold Members (subject to availability).

Workshop/Class Tickets

If you’ve booked tickets to our Open Day and would like to book on to one of our workshops, please email us info@goodheart.org.uk

Yoga sessions at Goodheart Animal Sanctuary

OHH Yoga Sessions

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.

Forest School Workshops

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!

Price: FREE
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.

Outdoor Cookery Sessions

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.

Important information

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 info@goodheart.org.uk

TICKETS & BOOKING

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 info@goodheart.org.uk 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.

HEARTS OF GOLD MEMBERS

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 info@goodheart.org.uk

FINDING US

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.

PARKING

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.

 

EXPLORING OUR SITE

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.

CASH & CARD PAYMENTS

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:

  • Clee Hill: Post Office & Stores, 23 High Street, Clee Hill, Shropshire SY8 3LZ
  • Tenbury: Tesco Superstore, 62 Teme St, Tenbury Wells WR15 8AA
  • Cleobury: 23 High St, Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster DY14 8BY
  • Cleobury: 26 High St, Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster DY14 8DR

DOGS

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.

WORKSHOPS

We still have places available on our Yoga and Outdoor Cookery Workshops. If you would like to join, please email us at info@goodheart.org.uk

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

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.

WEATHER

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.

ABOUT OUR ANIMALS

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.

ACCESSIBILITY

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.

DONATIONS

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.

COVID-19

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.

REFUNDS

We regret that as we are a very small charity, we cannot except refunds for unused tickets.