Walking with Goats Experience

Starting on March 31st, April 1st & April 2nd and then every Saturday until October 27th

Gift Packs Available - valid for 12 months

Looking for a peacful stroll through the Kent countryside, but with a twist?  Well look no further than our brand new Goat Walking Experience!  Take one of our goats out for a walk along the various footpaths around the sanctuary, whilst the goats feast on the foliage.  The "Walking with Goats Experience" will be the ideal gift for the friend who has everything, or for someone who just loves goats, or why not just treat yourself to a fun relaxing afternoon out.

You will find the goats are gentle loving creatures, full of mischief, extremely intelligent and just love human company.  You will lead your own personal goat on a leisurely stroll throughout, with frequent stops for them to nibble their favourite leaves and plants and for you to take photographs of the occasion.  On the way, your Walk Leaders will tell you about the local history and about the goats that you have walking with you.

The Walking with Goats Experience will start at 2pm on Saturdays (or as advertised) and we advise that you come at least half an hour early so that you may walk around the grounds and introduce yourselves to the many goats here at the Sanctuary.  You may wish to relax and enjoy a cup of tea of coffee at the "Old Goat Tea Room" and purchase a gift of souvenir. Before the starting time, you will be welcomed by your guide and introduced to the work of Buttercups, the rest of the walking group and your goat companion.  The walk will last in the region of an hour and a half and will leave promtly at the arranged time.

We are aiming to begin running the walks across the Easter bank holiday, starting Saturday 31st March until Monday 2nd April, and then every Saturday from then on.  The cost is £35 for each person and is designed for children over the age of 12 years.  The walk is on level ground throughout and we recommend that you wear suitable footwear (walking shoes or wellies).

H.M Revenue and Customs do not accept the full charge of £35 as a donation and is therefore not eligable for for gift aid as it is deemed to be a service. So that the charity may benefit from gift aid we ask that you make two payments.  The first payment of £5 is to cover administration costs.  The second payment of £30 is a donation towards the welfare of the goats and is eligible for gift aid, providing us with a further £12.  To walk along side someone with no goat yourself cost an additional £15.

The Family Goat Walk is designed for a family of two adults and two children (over the age of 6 years) but can be adapted on request.  The walk will last about 45 minutes to an hour and will be within the fenced grounds of the sanctuary. This costs £50 in total and two goats accompany the walk.  Additional adults (16 years) cost £15 each, and an additional £10 per child.  Family Walks depart at 2.30pm.

Advanced booking is essential.  If you are interested in a goat walk, please either complete and return a booking form by emailing us at enquiries@buttercups.org.uk and making an online donation for the appropriate amount, or complete and return a booking form via post with a cheque enclosed.

Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats, Wierton Road, Boughton Monchlesea, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4JW

Charity No. 1099627

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