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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

Edmondsham Road, Verwood BH21 5RJ, England
44 1202 824040
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Verwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Owner description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great day out for all ages. Lovely family run sanctuary worth the every penny to see these lovely horses looked after so well.

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We visited earlier this summer with our two daughters aged 11 and 15, the experience was fantastic, the girls were captivated by the horses. We spent almost the whole day at the centre and were some of the last to leave at the end of the day. The facilities were clean and well maintained, we were encouraged to interact with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

I found this a good value day out for me and my family. Plenty to do and see. However, I was very disappointed to see sycamore seeds everywhere, especially given the current publicity in the horsey world over the danger of these. Let's hope the trees are gone over the winter as would be awful for any if these gentle... More

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Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited with grandchildren (aged 4 and 1) on the last day of the season (31 October 2014). The weather was great and there was plenty to occupy and interest the children, from rides on a small cart pulled by a even smaller pony, to tractor rides and heavy horse pulled wagon rides. There was also a good play area... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was our last visit of this season after tomorrow the park will be closed for winter sadly. Had a great day,dressed grandaughter up to the theme of halloween. The owners had arranged a teepee including spooky stories and a guitarist playing and singing to the children. A Tin Can Alley, Face Painting and All the usual attractions there as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a great day out! Brilliant value for money as the entry fee includes activities including driving a tractor and taking over the reins on a horse and cart. Plenty of things to do for the kids and the talk about the horses is very interesting. Staff are friendly and obliging. Highly recommend paying a visit here! We will be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Mum Dad & 10yr daughter visited today-last day of season,wouldnt have known as full schedule still available from small team covering all areas,owners knowledge & passion best to non & shared at every opportunity.The wooden play area is huge(we love the wooden swing),go karts, tractor rides,heavy horse cart ride,pony & trap ride,petting corner & other farm animals to pet all... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great day out for all ages. Been going there for 14 years. Just gets better. Good fun day with plenty to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We visited in term time in June. My children 10+8+3 years thoroughly enjoyed themselves driving a tractor ( real one not a toy one) and riding in both the miniature horse drawn carriage and the giant grey . loads of things to do, mixing feed and giving it to the horses go carts, snow dogs, dressing up, adventure park and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Even though it's a small park there is plenty for the kids to do and animals to pet the horses r gorgeous apart from viscount who decided to snot all over me I was covered lol but really he is a lovely horse u can stroke all of them will definitely b going back again

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