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Northcote Heavy Horse Centre

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Opens in 24 min: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Well worth a visit

This lovely charity based just outside the picturesque market town of Spilsby is a great place to... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Rhianon_06
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Fantastic day out

Great day out for all the family. Kids had lots of fun plent6 of animals to see all well looked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennysmithlol
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre is a Registered Charity caring for horses and ponies of all sizes through various difficult backgrounds. The Centre is also a visitors attraction and one of the only truly 'hands on' centres in the country! The...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sandy Lane, Skegness PE23 5PS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out for all the family. Kids had lots of fun plent6 of animals to see all well looked after. Fantastic job to the staff

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

This lovely charity based just outside the picturesque market town of Spilsby is a great place to visit. Run entirely by volunteers and charitable donations, you are able to meet and groom horses as tall as 18.1 hh. All gentle giants. If horses are not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Rhianon_06
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Just been to their Medieval Tournament Day. A good mix of different displays and demonstrations, from horses to birds of prey, with a few exotic creatures on the side. Everyone dressed up in costume and acted their roles brilliantly. And I learnt a thing or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Sometimes I drink too much. Ok, I have an alcohol problem. I said it ! I understand and intend to get help some time in the future. Happy ? Anyway, I was forced against my will to visit this Horse Centre by my accursed wife...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank kevbutnobacon
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Wanted to take my wife here as she loves horses especially heavy arrived to find it's shut no explanation Fortunately found somewhere else nearby which was brilliant Very disappointing

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

We went here on a day that had no events on. I felt that it was poor, a couple of nice heavy horses and some in the field and more shetlands than anything else. The conversation was all about how little Sh**s shetlands can be,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Took my little grandson to the horses through the years display. He looked at the ducks and quacked at them,then patted a big horse and a shetland pony who pulled a funny face and showed James his teeth. But in the next stall were two...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

I came here with my dad and mum and our two dogs. My dad, to be honest, was not so keen initially (prefers aviation). However, on account of the stunning, amazing horses whose heritage and characters were explained brilliantly and full of interest, myself and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

We found out about this place in a brochure and decided to give it a try. We just went along, with my mother in her wheelchair expecting to see loads of horses and birds of prey. We arrived too late for the introductory talk so...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank exercet
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Wanted to bring my Mum as part of her 80th birthday treat - she loves horses. We visited on a Tuesday & as part of the visit you get an intro from the manager. They are clearly in need of financial help but this went...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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