Adventures with miniature horse Basil

Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire , United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Brittany

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

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…

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...

Meet your host, Brittany

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 111 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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11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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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 111 reviews.

Neil
July 2021
What a fantastic experience with Basil the horse and Brittany! My wife and two young children really enjoyed meeting and feeding Basil and the other animals. Brittany was a friendly and fascinating host. I would definitely recommend it!
Audrey
July 2021
An absolutely amazing experience. Our 3 year old daughter totally engaged in the whole session and Britt was brilliant with her. Would totally recommend
Lanu
July 2021
Me and my boyfriend had such a magical day with the animals. Basil and Brit were the perfect hosts in a beautiful location. We really Enjoyed our day and would highly recommend.
Gillean
July 2021
My granddaughter (10) and I had a wonderful time with Basil and his friends and Brittany was a delightful host. Can highly recommend the experience.
Sophie
July 2021
A truly unique and magical experience. My fiancée and I just loved every minute. Britney is an incredible host and has so much care and is really at one with all her animals. I must also add how wonderful the grounds are simply stunning surroundings. Little Basil really stole our hearts and brought so much joy to our trip & meeting all the other animals. To finish the afternoon tea at the end with so much attention to detail & the decor! Just wow! Can’t recommend this experience enough :)
A truly unique and magical experience. My fiancée and I just loved every minute. Britney is an incredible host and has so much care and is really at one with all her animals. I m…
Stephanie
July 2021
If you love animals and a private experience, then this is the place for you! Brit was an amazing host, and so was the adorable Basil! He was with us throughout our experience while we fed the horses, sheep, cows, chickens and had tasty snacks. What a wonderful way to spend the day! Highly recommend for a day out if you like to be in beautiful surroundings with animals. We loved it!! Never felt rush and learnt so much - you can tell that all the animals are very well cared for!
If you love animals and a private experience, then this is the place for you! Brit was an amazing host, and so was the adorable Basil! He was with us throughout our experience whil…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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