05/04/2011 Take Part in The Horse Trust's First Ever Easter Egg Hunt

 The Horse Trust is running a variety of activities during the Easter holidays at its sanctuary in Speen, Buckinghamshire, including an Easter Egg Hunt, competitions and demonstrations.

During the Easter Holidays (8 April - 27 April), the Home of Rest for Horses will be open to visitors Thursday to Monday, between 2 and 4pm. At 2:30pm on Easter Sunday (24 April), the charity will be holding its first ever Easter Egg Hunt, which is open to children aged 8 and under, for a small charge.

"We're very excited to be holding our first ever Easter Egg Hunt at the sanctuary," said Susan Lewis, Marketing Manager at The Horse Trust. "The hunt will take place on the main green in front of the stables, with individually wrapped Easter eggs hidden in various places. We're expecting this to be a very popular activity, so make sure you turn up on time to ensure there are eggs left!"

As well as the Easter Egg Hunt, the charity will be running various other activities over the Easter holidays including demonstrations, "have a go at grooming" sessions, a quiz for children (with prizes for the winning entries) and a competition to win a luxury hamper. Staff will be demonstrating various aspects of horse care, such as bathing and clipping. Demonstrations from local farrier Jonathan Smith are also planned. Please contact The Horse Trust office on 01494 488 464 for more information on daily activities.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to picnic at the sanctuary, as the charity has invested in some new picnic tables.

"People have often commented that they would love to sit back and enjoy the peaceful surroundings by having a picnic. We listened to their feedback and visitors can now use our new picnic tables so they can make the most of their day out at The Horse Trust," said Susan.