On Saturday we had an added bonus of it actually being a lovely day so we didn't want to waste it. I really didn't want to spend much money and didn't fancy driving very far on a hot day so I had a look in the local paper and found that is was Sussex Horse Rescue's Gala Closing Day. I asked Aly (she makes all the decisions in the house) if she wanted to go and see some horses. And she couldn't wait.
The horse rescue is within walking distance of us so an even bigger bonus, so off we walked with Mia in the buggy and drinks in hand.
On our way to the centre we went past an old mill which has a waterfall and you could hear the loud roaring of the water and a beautiful sight.
It was a beautiful sight and I actually could have spend all day gazing at it and drifting away.
We carried on up the road and was greeted by a friendly man who told us it was £2 admission which these days is an absolute bargain.
Straight away we were greeted by a couple of friendly faces
We'd never been to the rescue centre before so didn't really know what to expect but it was very welcoming and clean and very child friendly. We had a good look around and stroked lots of horses and Shetland Ponies many that had been treated badly and had now found someone that loves them.
While we were there they had a little demonstration from the Fire & Rescue guys on how they rescue horses and cattle when stuck in the mud, the girls got a tad bored at this point but I found it really interesting.
All in all we had a really good afternoon and was easily worth the £2.
The outcome was this priceless picture.
If you'd like to make a donation to Sussex Horse Rescue so they can keep doing their brilliant work please visit their website.