Bransby Horses is delighted to announce that on Monday 12th April, following the government’s planned easing of the nationwide lockdown, we plan to reopen to the public at 10am. We will welcome visitors for a full seven days in the week commencing 12th April, reverting to opening times of Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm from 19th April.
Based just a few miles north of Lincoln, Bransby Horses normally welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Following three months of closure due to COVID-19, the charity and our horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, very much look forward to welcoming visitors back and seeing our award-winning Visitor Centre bustling again.
Jo Snell, Bransby Horses CEO, said: “I would like to take a moment to thank everyone in the Bransby family for their support, adaptability and resilience over the last 12 months. Our supporters and teams have been fantastic and we simply couldn’t have continued with our vital rescue and welfare work during the pandemic without them.
“We all cannot wait to welcome visitors back next month and see new and regular faces saying a much-missed ‘hello’ to our rescue residents. We’re busy getting ready for the reopening, with lots of grooming and clipping to make sure our equines are looking their best in readiness for our visitors.
“There will be plenty for friends and families to see and do when they arrive, including our brand new play park which now caters for children of all ages, with a dedicated toddler area, new slides, swings and climbing frames.”
The charity will also offer a Click and Collect service across both the Café and Gift Shop when we reopen, allowing you to pre-order food and grab a bargain or two, all the while helping to ensure their rescue and welfare work will continue in the future.
Visitors of all ages are sure to have a great day out at Bransby Horses, meeting our four-legged residents and exploring miles of picturesque walkways, perfect for your daily exercise or to grab a coffee from the Café and go for a stroll with a friend. Families can take part in the Easter Egg Hunt until 30th April for £3.50 per child with no need to book.
Supporters having a spring clean will also be able to drop off donations of tack and household items from next month. Donations can be taken to the dedicated drop off areas at Walklands House, signposted in the village of Bransby, Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm, or at the Visitor Centre during opening hours.
We continue to monitor the latest government guidance and have implemented safe and effective ways to resume our onsite services and activities, certified “We’re Good to Go” by Visit Britain to ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable time. The new Click and Collect Café service and outside Café takeaway kiosk* will all help support the extra social distancing measures that have been put in place. Visitors can plan for their trip in advance by reading our Visitor FAQs page.
Although the petting of animals and some areas are still restricted, visitors can still watch the animals from a distance whilst taking part in Easter activities and enjoying the brand new and improved play park.
*Coming summer 2021.