Pony Pursuits at Huckleberry Farm

Pony Pursuits at Huckleberry Farm

Date of Adventure: 12 Apr, 2024

Calling all Wild Things!

If you are looking for a wild rumpus then the Pony Pursuits Stay and Play at Huckleberry Farm is for you!

Previously this was only available alongside riding or groom and rise sessions sessions but they proved so popular that they can now be booked as stand alone sessions too!

Walk the hack track, explore the woodland area and get close up to the animals!

The woodland area is set up for exploration and adventure with wooden tepees, fire pit, swings and slide. We went full on back to nature wading in the stream (close supervision needed), slipping down muddy banks and making potions. We could easily have stayed there the whole time and everyone came out caked in mud! I will caveat this with it being a wild, and evolving, experience they are offering here. This isn’t an adventure playground but actually the real adventure is in the wild play.

Included in the cost of the Stay and Play is up close experiences with the animals: chickens, guinea pigs and horses. Our favourite part was guinea pig cuddles. I’ve never been inside a cage with a guinea pig before but that’s what we did: four children and an adult sat in a big cage on the lawn feeding guinea pigs apples and cuddling them – I’m not sure who was living their best lives, them or us! Some of our crew picked up the very tame and very obliging chickens and then the little (and very old) Shetland pony was released onto the lawn for petting too – what a free range experience!

We first happened upon Pony Pursuits when we went to one of their Groom and Ride sessions at their Horspath stables near Shotover; a wonderful introduction to horses for beginners They since bought Huckleberry Farm, moved here permanently in 2022 and have been transforming it since then!

 

AT A GLANCE

Different cost depending on experience
Open daily
Pre-booking required
No food options, bring a picnic
Please contact Pony Pursuits for individual accessibility requirements. This is a working farm and very muddy after rain
16 minutes from Headington roundabout
No direct public transport routes, the nearest train station is Islip
Free parking
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Huckleberry Farm Heathfield Nr OX5 3DU

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