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Christmas opening weekends at horses’ home

Santa will be in his grotto at the Home of Rest for Old Horses

Santa will be in his grotto at the Home of Rest for Old Horses

Father Christmas will be in his grotto watched by donkeys at the Home of Rest for Old Horses’ annual Christmas opening weekends.

The popular event takes place this weekend and next at the home, in Richmond Hill, Braddan.

It is the last chance to visit the home until May.

As well as a chance to meet Santa in the grotto, children can enjoy face painting and glitter tattoos.

There will also be a opportunity to do some Christmas shopping at the gift shop, and a raffle will be held.

The home will be open from 10am to 4pm each weekend.

This Sunday (December 15) Marown Brass Band will be entertaining visitors from 2pm.

The café will be serving home made vegetable soup, toasties, cakes, tea and coffee.

Admission is free.

Following these events, the home will then re-open to visitors in May 2014.

Since 1950 more than 280 animals have found happy retirement at The Home of Rest for Old Horses.

It is currently home to a number of horses, ponies and donkeys.

It has the first option on Douglas Corporation’s tram horses as they retire.

 
 
 

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