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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

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Address: Edmondsham Road, Verwood BH21 5RJ, England
Phone Number: 44 1202 824040
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park offers a balanced educational and fun day...
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park offers a balanced educational and fun day out for all ages from todlers to grandparents. Enjoy facinating daily talks and tours delivered with passion! Free Heavy Horse Wagon rides, Tractor and trailer rides and even the chance to drive a real farm tractor, plus much more including pony rides pony grooming and pet handling sessions throughout the day. Explore exhibits from days gone by freddies blacksmiths, gypsy caravans and showmens collection.Children can let off steam in the undercover go cart arena, drop slide barn or on the pedal tractors and adventure play area. Enjoy home cooked food in the cafe set amongst a backdrop of splendid scenery.Lots undercover in case the weathers not so good, Your visit helps provide a permanent home for over 25 rescued Heavy Horses.
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Fun and educational at the same time

Don't miss this lovely place, with friendly, well informed staff and plenty to do for children. We didn't think we would be able to take our dog but even he was made most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Yvonne955
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this lovely place, with friendly, well informed staff and plenty to do for children. We didn't think we would be able to take our dog but even he was made most welcome. How the horses were introduced and their background given was both entertaining and informative by someone who obviously knows his stuff. We will certainly be back... More 

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JoanneS76, Manager at Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. ..We are delighted to hear such lovely comments and hope you return soon! More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

What a great day out !!. I visited as a carer for a gentleman with a learning difficulty & was expecting that our visit wouldn't exceed a couple of hours. How wrong was I, we stayed for over four before we had to leave. It was a great day out, with something for everyone. Richard brings it all together with... More 

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JoanneS76, Manager at Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your day out! It means a lot to all of us at the farm to read that it has been one of the best places you have visited! I am sure the horses would be very pleased also! Hope you return again! More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The farm is in beautiful surroundings and generally well maintained. There are a dozen or more heavy horses of different breeds, all approachable and rather placid ( but not lethargic). The owner gives a short talk on the history of the breeds, you may find some facts suprising! We thoroughly enjoyed our day, we had no children in tow but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I came to the horse farm with all my family. We all had little ones under two and out parents. This isn't expensive at all and what you do pay you get so much more than. All there horses are beautiful and they staff are really welcoming. You can do so much for the kids to feeding, brushing, holding and... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We learnt a lot about the heavy horses and we have more respect for them now; it is an excellent place for children and adults to learn about animals as well as opportunities to try things as well as enjoy the playgrounds in such beautiful surroundings.

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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Having read the reviews below there isn't much more to add. Except that the relaxed kind atmosphere on it's own was worth going for. The other thing that impressed us was the amount of thought and effort put into the place. It is a place where children can have fun but not overpower the place as a gently educational, gently... More 

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Bournemouth, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Another fab day at this lovely family run place! This is probably my 15th time here with my daughter who loves it. They've had a refurb and just brilliant! We spend 6 hours here! Pony rides, bouncy castle, go karts, pony grooming, small animal handling, horse & cart rides, tractor rides, trailer/tractor rides, talks, feeding the horses. Loads to do!!... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We love this place and so do all our grandchildren. The MC works tirelessly to make this an enjoyable day for the whole family - he has a good sense of humour and teaches the children many interesting facts relating to the heavy horse world. The food is freshly cooked. The animals are all happy and extremely well cared for,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Bitterly disappointed that the lady at the entrance would not allow me to pay FULL price for my boys to spend 45 mins here today. If you have a cut off time for entry then for goodness sake put it on your leaflets to avoid people wasting their time and petrol. If I'm feeling benevolent I might have thought you... More 

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JoanneS76, Manager at Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, responded to this review

In respond to your review.. We clearly advise on our leaflet and website for 'visitors to arrive as early as possible to benefit from your visit' our daily time table table begins at 10.30am, we encourage visitors to do this so they don't miss out on anything and get the best value for money. We can not negotiate prices or... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I drove 30miles yesterday to pick up 3 of my grandchildren in Bournemouth to take to the heavy horse centre. We were enjoying our visit and decided to have a ride on the horse and trailer. I was unhappy with the way I was spoken to. I am a 70year old pensioner and I was told that I was mean... More 

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JoanneS76, Manager at Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, responded to this review

Dear visitor, I will begin to respond to your review on a positive note, I am pleased to hear you have previously enjoyed visiting the farm and returned several times. I apologies if you were offended by a comment 'you tight bunch you could have took your children to Alton towers but instead you decided to come here' by no... More 

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