​If you can’t come to us, let us come to you! Open Day on Saturday 12th September, at World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, near Blackpool is one of the biggest local events of the year.


Like many other events this year, the Open Day has now moved on-line. There will be lots of fun events, interactive pieces and pre-recorded video clips throughout the day, finishing at 3.30pm, and anyone on Facebook can join in by visiting Penny Farm’s page.

Zoe Clifford, Centre Promotions Officer at Penny Farm said:
“Despite currently being closed to the public due to Covid-19, we are determined not to miss out on the fun of this annual favourite in our summer programme so, on Saturday September 12th, we are running our Open Day virtually on Facebook and everyone is invited!

“There will be a virtual tour of the yard, giving you the chance to meet some of the new ponies, and you will also be able to watch some of our grooms working ponies at various stages of their rehabilitation. Competitions will run, and staff will take part – socially distanced, of course – in some of the favourite Pony Agility Races. The grooms’ team challenge is hotly contested with last year’s winning team ‘The Penny Farm Knights’ determined to retain the winning trophy although the ‘Penny Farm Princesses’ have their own ideas.”

A new feature, Blast from the Past, will showcase some of the highlights from previous Open Days and the team at Penny Farm are hoping to welcome other favourites, such as the Dog Agility Demonstrations, on the day as well.

Each year about 2,500 people come along to the very popular Open Day and everyone at Penny Farm is keen that old and new visitors can find out what has been going on behind closed doors at the farm since lockdown. Horses and ponies are still being rescued and cared for on-site and Open Day is an important event to showcase the work of the charity and an important fundraising event – any donations would be very much appreciated and there will be a link on the page or you can enter our Guess the Weight of The Pony Competition.

Zoe said:
“We have launched our online competition – Guess the Weight of the Pony – go to our website to find out more and to enter http://bit.ly/GuessTheWeightOfThePony We’ll announce the winner at the closing of the event and the winners will receive a voucher for two for afternoon tea in our café once we reopen in February. We can’t wait to see people back visiting the farm!”

To discover more about the event on the World Horse Welfare Penny Farm Facebook page: