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Adventures with miniature horse Basil

Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire , United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Brittany

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Basil, the miniature Shetland is the main star of the show!
We will begin by walking across the grounds to Basil’s stable where we will groom his coat, giving him breakfast, cleaning his feet and brush his mane. We will then take him for a walk around the property collecting some of his favourite healthy snacks (tree branches & plants). And visiting some of his fluffy friends along the way - Mooona Lisa and the highland cows, Benji the new forrest pony, Bernard the feisty cockerel, and AberaLamb Lincoln and WilliLamb Shakespeare the herdwick rams. I advise bringing Wellingtons or boots as the paddocks can be muddy in winter.

Following this we will head over to the walled garden for tea, cakes and pastries. Basil’s coming too don’t worry!

You will also have the opportunity to meet any of the other animals should you wish too, but please let us know ahead of time if there’s any in particular you’d like to meet so we can move them to paddocks nearer the house.

We will then take Basil back to his paddock with some goodbye treats and hugs!

*MORE DATES/TIMES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.* Please enquire if you don’t see the dates you’re looking for.

Groups of 2 or more guests please be aware you can book a private session for the same price as a public one. We look forward to meeting you!
Other things to note
British weather is unpredictable and you may need warm clothing and a rain mac and hiking boots or wellies.
Basil, the miniature Shetland is the main star of the show!
We will begin by walking across the grounds to Basil’s stable where we will groom his coat, giving him breakfast, cleaning his feet and brush his mane. We will then take him for a walk around the property collecting some of his favourite healthy snacks (tree branches & plants). And visiting some of his fluffy friends along the way - Mooona Lisa and the highland cows, Benji the…

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What's included

  • Food
    Cupcakes, cake, crisps and a vegetarian pastry.
  • Drinks
    A choice of Apple juice, Orange juice, Water, Tea, Herbal tea, Coffee or Ho...
From $32
/ person
Thu, Dec 3
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
$32 per person
$32 per person
Fri, Dec 4
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
$32 per person
$32 per person
Mon, Dec 7
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
$32 per person
$32 per person

Meet your host, Brittany

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 63 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I’m Brittany, I’m 23 and by trade I am a professional equine photographer.

For as long as I can remember I have always been passionate about caring for and rescuing animals in need. Born into a family’s of horse lovers, horses in particular have been a big part of my life since I was just a year old. I got my first pony Benji when I was 11, and we still have him here on the property along with 5 other horses.

I believe one of the best ways we can improve the treatment of animals is by allowing people to interact directly with them and educating people on their care.

On the property we have more than just horses - we also have a variety of rescued farm animals that includes, cows, sheep, chickens, turkeys, 2 cats, an airdale dog, and a tortoise.
Hi, I’m Brittany, I’m 23 and by trade I am a professional equine photographer.

For as long as I can remember I have always been passionate about caring for and rescuing animals in need. Born into a family’s of horse lovers, horses in particular have been a big part of my life since I was just a year old. I got my first pony Benji when I was 11, and we still have him here on the property along with 5 other horses.

I believe one of the best ways we can improve the tre…
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Where you'll be

The animals paddocks, Basils woodland, Basils sleeping quarters, the secret garden, the gardeners tea room.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 63 reviews.

Annie
November 2020
We loved everything about the experience, Brittany did such a great job, we saw loads of animals and she let us hold basil and feed the others. She was a superb host and we truly recommend it. Thanks x
Julie
October 2020
What a lovely experience! My grandchildren loved interacting with all of the animals especially Basil. The Priory is a beautiful place and we thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon tea. Brittany went out of her way to make us welcome and we even came away with some freshly laid eggs (which we had for tea).
What a lovely experience! My grandchildren loved interacting with all of the animals especially Basil. The Priory is a beautiful place and we thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon tea.…
Stijn
October 2020
So much fun. Great experience to get little ones interact with animals. Our 4 year old was v happy to meet basil and the other animals. Great cakes and pastries at the end
David
October 2020
Highly recommend this experience. Brittany is very personable and knowledgeable. The experience is totally unique and the animals are quirky and enjoyable. Also a super way to enjoy something of 2020 during the corona virus times as all outdoors and can socially distance without any difficulties.
Highly recommend this experience. Brittany is very personable and knowledgeable. The experience is totally unique and the animals are quirky and enjoyable. Also a super way to enjo…
Kathy
October 2020
This was a really fantastic day out! The animals are really friendly, happy and well cared for and Brittany was an excellent host. We had so much fun walking around and saying hello to all the animals and exploring and the food afterwards was delicious! It was a very relaxed atmosphere and we felt very comfortable. Would certainly come back and visit again when we’re in the area.
This was a really fantastic day out! The animals are really friendly, happy and well cared for and Brittany was an excellent host. We had so much fun walking around and saying hell…
Jamie
October 2020
Would really recommend this experience to anyone. It really is something different. Brittany is amazing host. Who really makes you feel part of the experience.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Boots / wellingtons

Rain coat