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Getting Ready for the ABC Animal Sanctuary Open Weekend!



Everyone is busy at the sanctuary getting ready for the upcoming open weekend on the 2nd and 3rd of September.


The planning and hard work that goes into the open weekend is unbelievable and we simply couldn’t do it without our hard-working volunteers. Each year we start the process months in advance and then suddenly, before you know it, the weekend is upon us!

So, stalls are booked, food vendors are ready, volunteers and sanctuary supporters are ready to bake delicious cakes for the tea tent, we have our live music entertainers raring to go, not to mention to variety of events planned to keep the children engaged throughout each day – this is an event you won’t want to miss. And of course, the star attraction… our wonderful animals; the Shetland ponies, donkeys, ducks, pigs, goats, horses, cats and chickens. They all love meeting guests and as soon as the marquees start

going up, they get excited because they know what is happening.


There will be a horse parade on both days where you will get to be up close and personal to some of the equines and we have groom a pony for the children too. So be sure to come along and join us in celebrating these incredible animals who get to call the ABC Animal Sanctuary their home.


There really is something for everyone at this family day out so we look forward to seeing you on the 2-3 September at the sanctuary in West Chiltington for a day filled with fun and your chance to support our charity as we rely solely on fund raising from events such as this.


Stalls, activities and refreshments - what to expect on the day

Alongside the animals, there will be a wide variety of stalls and activities to keep everyone entertained. You can explore the stalls for unique handmade gifts, crafts, candles and even something for your pets. You can also try your luck at the tombola or raffle for a chance to win some great prizes. There is also a bric-a-brac stand for those wanting to grab themselves a bargain and live music from Bustin’ a Groove to keep your toes tapping!

For the little ones, there will be face painting, hook a duck (not a real one of course!), a quiz, children’s tombola, a colouring competition, a lucky dip and the chance to groom a pony! There will also be a chance to meet Maverick and Goose from Top Gun, although we don’t think they will be landing any fighter jets because that would frighten the animals!!

Don’t forget children under 14, accompanied by an adult get in free.


And of course, don't miss out on the delicious food options available throughout the day. There will be something to satisfy every craving including a Vegan option. We have our tea tent with delicious home-made cakes, Bertie’s café, a bar, pizzas. Ice cream and crepes! So, mark your calendars and head down to ABC Animal Sanctuary in West Chiltington on 2-3 September for a day filled with laughter, fun, and plenty of activities for the whole family even if you just want to sit down, take it all in and watch the animals.


Behind the Scenes - the hard work of volunteers

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to make the ABC Animal Sanctuary Open Day a success? Well, let me give you a sneak peek into the hard work of our amazing volunteers and the trustees. From setting up the stalls and decorations, baking cakes to organizing the schedule of events, these dedicated individuals do it all. They spend countless hours ensuring that every detail is perfect for you to have the best experience possible. Whether it's cleaning the animal enclosures or making the animals look their best, our volunteers go above and beyond to make sure everything runs smoothly.


Join us on 2-3 September for the ABC Animal Sanctuary Open Day!

This is your chance to spend a day surrounded by incredible animals, indulge in delicious food, and enjoy a wide variety of activities. From meeting adorable rescue animals to exploring craft stalls and trying your luck at the tombola, there is something for everyone to enjoy. And let's not forget about the mouth-watering food options that will satisfy every craving. So, mark your calendars and make sure to join us on 2-3 September at ABC Animal Sanctuary for a day filled with fun.


2nd and 3rd September 11.30 – 16.30


Price £5 per person – (all proceeds go towards the care of our animals)


Children under 14 free when accompanied by an adult




Free Parking

Address: ABC Animal Sanctuary, West Chiltington, Pulborough RH20 2JS


Well behaved dogs are welcome and must be kept on a lead



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