ANIMALS at one Oxford venue made sure the bank holiday weekend was not just about Easter bunnies and chicks.

Miniature Shetland ponies paid a visit to Barefoot Books in Summertown, to the delight of visiting children.

Busy meeting a pony was Zoe Davies from North Oxford, who was celebrating her sixth birthday.

She said: “I really enjoyed stroking Belle.”

Her dad Ian added: “We had a fantastic day, it was superb. To hear about the ponies and that they were going to be in a new story was wonderful for Zoe.”

The Talking Horses event, which blends playing with the ponies and storytelling, returns to Summertown on Saturday.