Birthday parties are hard work! We have got to the grand ages of seven and almost nine so have tried a few variations (some have been harder work than others!)
Ride your own Unicorn
My daughter loves unicorns, and when we were looking for a venue for her 7th birthday party, we were excited to come across a pony party where the birthday child can ride their very own unicorn! Seriously, how fab is that?!
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Hats and Body Protectors
The party begins with the children getting fitted for riding boots, hats and body protectors. Then we followed the unicorn around to the stables where they learn to groom a (very relaxed and placid) pony.
Getting on your Pony
Afterwards, it is into the arena where they are paired up with their own pony for an hours riding and games. If the children have not ridden before or are not a confident rider, they will each have an adult to lead them.
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Games and Riding
They played some fab games and there was lots of smiling faces and laughter.
When the riding is done and the children are out of their gear and washed, there are two pretty picnic benches where you can seat them for party food. You can either bring your own food, or do as we did and bring it in from the nearby McDonald’s drive through at Shiptonthorpe. Then we moved onto singing Happy Birthday and dishing out party bags before saying goodbye to seven tired and happy little girls.
One last photo of the unicorn!
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Burnby Equestrian, nr York
The staff at Burnby Equestrian were professional but warm and friendly with the children throughout the party. Miss H has since asked if she can have a pony party every birthday, and you don’t get a bigger endorsement than that. Burnby Equestrian do riding lessons and hacks as well as parties.
Website and Prices
£15 per child, minimum of 6 children.
£10 extra for our Unicorn to attend.
£5 deposit to be paid upfront per child to secure your date.