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Suffolk Punch Trust

#1 of 2 things to do in Hollesley Features Animals
The Colony Stud | Woodbridge Walk, Hollesley IP12 3JR, England
+44 1394 411327
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Amazing value for money

Amazing value for money with entry price includes free anual pass in the cost, great staff who make... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MarkAdams1975
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Good for horse enthusiasts

This is a working stud farm and as such there is not that much to see. The visitor reception area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheffielder8
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Chester
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Come and join our gentle giant Suffolk Punch Heavy Horses for a fun family day out this Easter. Visit pets corner, meet our Suffolk lambs, see the horses being trained and enjoy a tractor-trailer ride around the farm. Easter Holiday Activities: 28th March - 12th April A'Hoy there mateys! Come and join the Hollesley Bay Pirates and discover Captain Colonys hidden treasure. All day drop in. 4th April - 6th April Discover how to make your own Suffolk Punch Horse with a chocolate cream egg. Just drop in, no need to book! 11th April Join a sugarcraft workshop and create your own edible cup cake decorations. Booking essential (see website for further details). A beautiful drive through sandy forest, south-east from Woodbridge.Leave A12 Woodbridge bypass on A1152 to Melton and Hollesley. Cross traffic lights, level crossing and river bridge, bearing right at the mini roundabout. Pass Sutton Hoo on right and take next turning left. Cross an area of heathland, continuing for three miles and shortly after entering a wooded area bear left - signposted Butley, Boyton and Hollesley Bay Colony. At the crossroads with a water tower continue straight on into Woodbridge Walk and the entrance to the Suffolk Punch Trust is shortly on your right.
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The Colony Stud | Woodbridge Walk, Hollesley IP12 3JR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing value for money with entry price includes free anual pass in the cost, great staff who make you feel welcome and will always be happy to provide assistance or information. Great place to visit for anyone including those with Dogs as they are welcome...More

Thank MarkAdams1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a working stud farm and as such there is not that much to see. The visitor reception area is obviously fairly new and comprises a small gift shop, cafe with large seating areas and a museum which tells the history of the stud...More

Thank Sheffielder8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly people, fascinating history and animals and a wholesome good value eatery. The heritage garden was interesting and we could have spent longer here than the hour or so we did. Good for families too with a terrace area and toy tractors, playground and pet...More

Thank Dumble41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited with an elderly friend who has always taken a great interest in Suffolk Punch horses.Access for those with limited mobility/wheelchairs/pushchairs is good. It looks as though most of the staff are volunteers and, without exception, they were friendly, approachable, well informed, and seemed...More

Thank Kenjo J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted in a friendly manner. £7.50 entrance fee for senior citizens. Not a great deal to see but what there was, was extremely interesting. Several Sufflok Punch horses on display and if you to the tractor ride around the paddocks you saw more....More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed July 12, 2017

If you like horses and/or the countryside, you will love this place. We took three lively under-sixes and they had a great day out. There's an activity trail which all three took part in, spotting animals and looking for 'horseshoes' and 'ribbons' around the farm.After...More

Thank ironhorse_10
Julia V, Manager at Suffolk Punch Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

You sound like you had a wonderful day here so glad you enjoyed yourselves thank you for your review Julia

Reviewed July 10, 2017

After seeing the sign many times and talking about it, we finally got to the Suffolk Punch Trust at Hollesley on Sunday, 9th July. We didn't get there until around 1.30pm, and the site closed at 4pm, so we were a little concerned about the...More

Thank Chris G
Julia V, Manager at Suffolk Punch Trust, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

I am so happy that Dot met Dot, I do wish however that we were able to have a track that was accessible by wheelchair, we do try to look at the possibility each year and have applied for grants but to no avail. But...More

Reviewed July 2, 2017

You don't need to be a horse lover to appreciate this attraction. Nice setting and knowledgeable staff. Good displays giving information about the local history and on the Suffolk Punch horse. Various displays using the horses. We watched how to braid a horses tail and...More

Thank Roland M
Julia V, Manager at Suffolk Punch Trust, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Thank you so much for your comments, it is always a pleasure to hear from our valued guests. Please come again soon as things are constantly changing and we have our fingers crossed for some ppiglets in autumn.

Reviewed June 29, 2017

I was particularly eager to see Suffolk Punch horses in their own county. The Colony Stud did not disappoint. We had an excellent experience. The very reasonable admission price included free entry for a year. There were several horses, some in stables and many out...More

Thank 747skipper
Julia V, Manager at Suffolk Punch Trust, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

We are all so glad that you enjoyed your day, please return when you can you can always follow our progress on Facebook, twitter or try the website. We do love our Suffolk's and I am so glad that we can share their story with...More

Reviewed June 28, 2017

Like a lot of these places it is possibly better visited with children rather than an excitable puppy but it was so good that dogs are allowed in. We listened to a very interesting talk before walking round via the short route which is probably...More

Thank DaisyLouisa
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Yes they still have adoption programme there. You can get it up on there website
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