Woodlands Animal Sanctuary in Holmeswood is now hosting ‘Tea & Tours’ for visitors to get a behind-the-scenes peek at what the charity does.
For £10 per adult and £6 for under-12s, you can see for yourself the level of care given to the animals on site, and have the opportunity to get hands-on with some of them
The two-hour session will give you an opportunity to learn about the animals the sanctuary rescue and rehabilitate as well as being able to have a look at their brand new facilities.
After you have spent time with the animals you will be served with drinks and cake under a marquee overlooking their picturesque duck pond.
This is a brand new venture for the charity and one of the ways they are trying to support themselves during these testing times.
They would very much still like to be able to welcome their supporters to their site, especially as they have just moved into their new facilities, and to keep everyone as included as possible with their work, even though events such as their open days have had to be cancelled for the time being.
Maintaining enough income to support the work they do is no mean feat, with weekly running costs of £3,000.
Tours began on August 11 on a trial basis and the charity intend to run them each day from 2pm-4pm.
There will be a maximum of ten people per tour and you will need to bring and wear your own face mask.
If further PPE is required in certain areas Woodlands will provide this for you.
Social distancing will of course be adhered to at all times and seating for refreshments will be by household.
Children are more than welcome, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Booking is by phone only on 01704 823293 and must be done in advance. Places are limited and will be on a first-come, first- served basis.