Summer Holidays

Pony Days

Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00 – 16:00

Everyone welcome from the age of 14 to 4½ regardless of riding ability or knowledge of horses.

You’ll have fun and make new friends whilst enjoying what our yard has to offer. You’ll ride twice a day and learn how to take care of the ponies as if they were your own!

All you have to bring is a packed lunch and we will take care of the rest.

Price: £85 per child

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Pony Gallivanter Days

Wednesdays & Fridays
10:00 – 16:00

Everyone welcome from the age of 14 to 4½.

You’ll get to meet the ponies and ride them in groups during the day as well as learn how to take care of a pony as if it were your own. Plus you’ll take part in fun activities and games in our Gallivanters area.

All you have to bring is a packed lunch and we will take care of the rest.

Price: £85 per child

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Pony Pranks

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
16:30 – 17:30

Everyone welcome from the age of 10 to 3.

You get to learn what it is like to look after a pony and be a pony.

Price: £45 per child

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Gallivanters Pony Rides

Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00, 12:00 and 14:30

A 15 -20 minute pony ride through Gallivanters Meadow & Grove led by a stable groom.

A gentle summer pony experience suitable for 3-5 year olds.

Price: £28 per child

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Intermediate and Advanced Bootcamp Clinics

CB2: July 12, August 2
CB3: July 19, August 23
Jump: August 9, August 30
10:00 – 12:00

Social get together to motivate and upskill for fast track progression to the next level. A discussions on experience and pledges for the day will be followed by technical skills improvement both through theory and riding with video feedback. You will leave with an agreed personal mission statement.

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Gallivanters Meadow Camp (3 days)

10:00 - 16:00

All welcome from 14 to 4½ year old.

Price: £195 per child
plus you can add on at checkout a half hour group ride on Wednesday afternoon for £28 per child


Three days of freedom enjoying everything the Riding Yard and Gallivanter Stable Meadow has to offer.  The walled site allows children a great sense of freedom with discreet supervision.

  • Living in Teepee Village – planning and creating your own community settlement for the week.
  • Learning self–sustaining living – fire-making, foraging, cooking water-drawing, and calico cotton robe making and laundry.
  • Animal care of ponies, dogs, puppies, goats and chickens.  Dog agility training. Goat herding And riding if desired.
  • Vintage horse-box painting and complete fitting out as a seasonal shelter for all.
  • Bushcraft – wood whittling, fire-making, cooking on fire,  bramble picking & jam making, log walking, bridge-making, tug-of-war, compass orienteering and survival & first aid skills.

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Born to Be Wild! Day Camp
Friday only option - £75 per child

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Golden Barn Wood Wack (half day)

10:00 - 13:00

Price: £60 per child

Fridays (during school holidays)

Suitable for children from 6 up, boys and girls, who like to make things, want to do practical things with their hands, and be in a country outside environment. The opposite of screen time.  Creative immersion, manual skills outdoors.

Gallivanters has a lot of wood (the owner is also a country tree surgeon) and last year when we started Gallivanters, we included wood whittling as part of the activities. So many wanted to spend longer there, and to come back  to do it again we have developed what youngsters can do with wood and around wood.

Children should bring old gloves. We will supply the rest (knives, boards, saws, hammers, nails, screwdrivers, weaving hurdles, pliers, chisels and drills) and provide safety session on all tools.

Coaches are DBS carpenters and joiners who work with outdoor material.

Tree – hugging. Physical tree-climbing and a bit of arboreal theory. Plus how to live in trees.

Log-splitting demo from the experts. How to swing an axe. What different woods are good for – function and form.  And how trees work.

Stage 1 - Starting with wood whittling. Entry Level. Advanced level.

Stage 2 - Elementary furniture –making and object creation  Log seats and tables. Sailing boats

How to make a fire – the right wood, in the right order. With marshmallows!

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