Summer Open Day 2021

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! 

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 | Outdoor Cookery Club – 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.

Workshop/Class Tickets

Anyone who books on to our OHH Yoga or Outdoor Cookery Club gets FREE entry to our Open Day. See below for information on each workshop and to book your place now.

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. 1 space left!

Afternoon session: 2:00pm  to 3:00pm. 1 space left! 

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. 4 spaces remaining.

Afternoon session: 2:00pm to 3:00pm. 6 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

Do Hearts of Gold members get free entry?

Yes! If you have a current Hearts of Gold membership, then you are entitled to FREE entry to our Open Day! Just wear your members pin badge and give your full name on entry.

Do I get free entry if I book on to a workshop?

If you book a place on one of our OHH Yoga or Outdoor Cookery Sessions, you get FREE entry to our Open Day as a thank you from us! Please note, it is the person who is booked on to the session that is eligible for free entry. Upon arrival, just provide your full name to confirm your booking.

What happens if it rains?

In the event of rain, our Open Day will go ahead, unless extreme weather is forecast. Our tombola, raffle, art and craft stalls, and tea, coffee and cake 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 Workshop will take place outside rain or shine so please bring a coat and suitable footwear.

Can I buy tickets on the door?

We will be selling tickets on the day however please note that these will be on a first come first served basis, so we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Is there parking?

Yes there is ample on-site parking which is free of charge.

Do you allow 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.

Do you accept card payments?

Some of our venders will be bringing 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 cash with you to avoid disappointment.

Do you accept refunds?

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