Northcote Heavy Horse Centre

Northcote Heavy Horse Centre, Skegness: Hours, Address, Northcote Heavy Horse Centre Reviews: 4/5

Northcote Heavy Horse Centre

Northcote Heavy Horse Centre
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Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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 Centre also holds various larger themed events in order to raise much-needed funds, the most popular and well known events are their Medieval Tournaments! Find out more information on their website or Facebook page. The centre is ran entirely by donations and has no paid members of staff.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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janep1
Sheffield, UK511 contributions
animal sanctuary
Jun 2021
you need to take this place for what it is - essentially an animal rescue centre that opens it's doors to the public rather than somewhere that is primarily a business aimed at offering an attraction.
The centre is entirely run by volunteers who know and love the animals they provided a detailed talk about the background of each, and grooming and feeding .
The animals have a range of backgrounds and many have long term health issues but are loved and cared for.
The predominant feature is horses as the name of the centre would suggest but there were a range of birds( owls, hawk, lovebirds, kookaburra, ducks and fowl) , goats, llama's, and pigs.
Entry is free and donations as you see fit- we were here about an hour an a half so it is not a full day activity but as a non-charging visit you can hardly criticise the value
Written June 6, 2021
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Michelle Manning
12 contributions
Quiet, but beautiful!
Aug 2019
Very welcoming and helpful staff and volunteers. If I were ever to win the lottery, I would help this place out massively. Animals are so well cared for and just generally a lovely visit.
Written October 12, 2019
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jacquie m
1 contribution
Poor misleading website
Oct 2019 • Friends
We took disabled residents to the centre as advertised as being opened. After long drive only to find it closed. Poor residents very upset
Written October 10, 2019
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Julie S
Sheffield, UK1 contribution
Bath a horse!
Aug 2019 • Family
This is a fantastic place with opportunities to get close to its residents. We arrived at about 2pm as we'd been incorrectly told it shuts at 4pm (it shuts at 3).
Free entry, they have a bucket by the entrance for donations, which they desperately need, some of the residents need specialist veterinary care.
I did something I'd never done before, I helped Bath two of their biggest horses! Bosun and Pierre, both huge gentle giants, giving them a good scrub and hose down alongside one of the dedicated volunteers. As a 'reward' I got to lead Pierre (he was actually following Bosun, I was just there for show) back to the field.I fell in love with both of them and it made my holiday!
It's a bit of a magical mystery tour to get there, but well worth a visit as you can get as close as you want to these beautiful giants.
In the words of Arnie, "I'll be back!"
Written August 23, 2019
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Mark S
Bedford, UK21 contributions
Disappointed visit
Aug 2019 • Friends
While I support the objectives of this centre to act as a sanctuary for horses, the visit here was disappointing; we spent only 30 minutes at the centre due to the lack of attractions to see. Didn’t see any birds of prey as advertised on the website. The website also states disabled friendly; however we had difficulty getting my mother-in-law’s wheelchair through the entrance. Not somewhere I will be going back to unfortunately, which is a shame because the objectives of the centre are admirable.
Written August 8, 2019
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Stoths
Robin Hoods Bay, UK122 contributions
Great Afternoon out
May 2019 • Friends
Visited The Medieval Tournament with a friend and what an enjoyable day it was. Charitable organisation that gets little of no help other than by donation. A nice little coffee shop and the animals are loved and well cared for, lots happening throughout the year so check website.
Written May 28, 2019
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Jennysmith
Southampton, UK6 contributions
Fantastic day out
May 2019 • Family
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
Written May 7, 2019
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Rhianon_06
Dubai, United Arab Emirates19 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2018 • Family
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 your thing then they have Alpacas, hawks etc or a cafe to entertain you . With so many family days out being prohibitively expensive, entrance fee here is by donation only.
Written August 24, 2018
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Giles S
Brigg, UK305 contributions
A lovely day out!
Aug 2018 • Solo
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 two about horses. Oh, and an excellent choice of food & drinks from the cafe and barbecue. Considering the limited resources of this rescue centre, reliant entirely on donations, it was clear that an incredible amount of hard work had been put in by the staff to create such a lovely and enjoyable day's entertainment. (I don't understand some of the more recent reviews of this centre; why do people have to be so negative? The Centre can't be expected to be open and perform 24/7 for every visitor!) But when you talk to the staff, many of whom I understand are volunteers, their passion for their work is obvious. Hats off to them all and a big thank you for all the effort you put in. I wish the Centre every success for the future and hope to visit you again sometime. (I hear the Medieval Banquets are quite good!)
Written August 20, 2018
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Sara B
38 contributions
Closed on Monday
Jul 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
Written August 12, 2018
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