Pit Pony Experience

£65 per person (refreshments included)

Ever wondered what the working life of a pit pony was like? If so, our Pit Pony Experience is just what you’re looking for. This is a unique opportunity to discover more about the role a pit pony played in colliery life.

Whether you are a novice or are experienced with horses, you will learn about the daily routine of our pit ponies at Beamish, working alongside the Horse Operations Team in their duties. Each session will fit into the daily work pattern of the Horse Operations Team, and is dependent on site events and seasonality.

The Pit Pony Experience will be “hands-on” and participants will require safety shoes or boots. A costume will be provided.

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Cost: £65 per person (refreshments included).

Included in your Traditional Experience:

  • £6 lunch voucher
  • Expert guidance from our Horse Operations Team
  • Learn how to care for pit ponies
  • Costume provided

Please note: Courses are only available for those aged 18 and over unless otherwise stated.  Tram and steam engine driver experiences are limited to those aged 21 and over, who hold full UK driving licence.

Please click here to view Booking Terms & Conditions for Traditional Experiences at Beamish Museum.

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