UPDATE 3.7.19

We had a fabulous day on Sunday at our Summer Event with lots of Visitors. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us as we couldn’t do it without you.

We are thrilled to announce that we raised an amazing £7,828 on the day!


These events are always really popular and there is so much to see and do that it’s a brilliant day out for the whole family. Our fundraising days are a major event in the Bleakholt calendar. It’s a special day for us as we attempt to raise much needed funding to enable us to take care of all our animals. These events are even more important to us now than ever before as we battle to raise crucial funding for our future.

We never cease to be amazed by the support shown. If you’ve never been before then you are in for a treat!

The Open Days run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is a donation of only £2 per Adult and children are free!

Look out for more details nearer the time.

Please come along and share the fun with us

Some of the things you can expect….

The Owls Trust

A Regular visitor to our special days is The Owls Trust who bring along some of their gorgeous rescue Owls.  This is such a popular attraction as it gives you a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent birds.  Definitely not to be missed!

Chorley Hedgehog Rescue

We will be joined by this wonderful Charity on 30 June who are having a stall selling a variety of hedgehog themed gifts, greetings cards, mugs and hand crafted items.

Out and about…..

We usually have other activities going on especially for the kids (or big kids!), such as a bouncy castle, balloon modelling, a stilt walker, glitter tattoos, crafts, so do check back with us nearer the time, or you may prefer to be pleasantly surprised! There will be plenty of other activities too as we have games, stalls, lucky dip, tombola – to name just a few!

Good Food

There’s always plenty to choose from when you get hungry.  There’s our on-site Café with delicious homemade food, cold snacks, cakes and drinks etc. which also includes a Hot Dog Stand. On Open Days we usually have other hot and tasty offerings too, such as our ever popular burger bar – so just follow your nose!

Our Shop

Why not pay a visit to our shop which has all your pet needs as well as a huge selection of gifts, souvenirs, toys, clothing, jams and chutneys, sweets, toiletries and so much more.  We have so many gifts in the Shop that make great presents and you would be supporting our animals too. You could also simply treat yourself or your Family!

Our Animals – the Show Stopper!

Of course the real stars of our show are always our wonderful residents who make it all worthwhile, so have a wander around our huge site and say hello. Our dedicated staff are always pleased to chat to you.

How you can help

If you think you can help us to make our special days a success and would like to donate a little of your time to support us by running a stall or game, or helping in the Cafe, please call in at the Sanctuary, telephone us on 01706 822577 or drop us an email at info@bleakholt.org

If you would like to have a stall, or wish to make any enquiry about joining in with an activity etc. please use the email address above.

As always, we couldn’t do it without you, so thank you for all your support