Ingatestone, Essex – Remus Horse Sanctuary in Essex will be opening its gates to some very special guests at its next Open Day on Sunday 2 August 2015. The fairy tale characters of Snow White, the Hag with apple from Snow White, Merida, Captain America, Doctor Who, Jack Sparrow and Rapunzel will all be joining in the fun and games including the children’s Fancy Dress Competition; prizes will be awarded for the best costumes to the Under 5’s, Under 10’s and Under 16’s.

Entry to the Open Day is £4 for adults, £2 for children and will take place from 1pm to 5pm. The Sanctuary offers entertainment for the whole family including competitions and games, music from local band Midnite Blu, delicious refreshments including sandwiches and homemade cakes, many stalls and a raffle. Parking is available on-site, with disabled access and dogs are welcome on a lead.

The special fairy tale guests are volunteers of the Sanctuary, led by Laura Barnes. Laura, as Snow White [pictured] and the Hag will be running the children’s lucky dip and activity corner, whilst the other characters will be walking around interacting and entertaining the visitors.

The Sanctuary provides rehabilitation and care for over 200 animals, including horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, goats, sheep and cats. The Open Days are a vital source of fundraising for the charity that, due to its location on greenbelt land, can only open to the public for a limited number of days each year.

Founder of the Sanctuary, Sue Burton, says, “We love inviting the public to come and visit the Sanctuary, and this will be a very special day with all the fairy tale characters! We’re really hoping for lots of visitors on Sunday to see the premises and meet our animals, whilst organising a fun day out and providing a real insight into the amazing work that we do.”

For further information, visit or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.


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