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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 - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park offers a balanced educational and fun day out...

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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Fantastic day out

Fantastic day out. What a brilliant place, I can not recommend it enough. A great place for children and just as good for adults. Four of us went for the day and had a great time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
lorraine L
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic day out. What a brilliant place, I can not recommend it enough. A great place for children and just as good for adults. Four of us went for the day and had a great time feeding the animals and taking part in all sorts of activities. We will certainly go back and cannot rate it highly enough. A must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with 6 adults, a 6 year old, 2 year old and 5 month baby. Everyone had a really good day. I was surprised how quiet the park was for a Sunday consequently all the activities were very accessible with hardly any waiting. The staff were all excellent especially those doing the main interaction with the public with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our niece here for a day out. It had been many years since I had last been here. We were so impressed with how friendly the staff were. We went on a cart ride where our niece was allowed to have control of the reins on the return trip. Brilliant day out and even though it was raining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great day with my grandson. Lots for all ages to do. Very pro active place. Groomed a pony cuddled rabbits and guinea pig. Fed a variety of animals. Brilliant day. Very happy Nan and 2 yr old.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting Dorchester show last week and seeing the welcome addition of the heavy horses to the show, this really sparked an interest with my four-year-old daughter and rekindled my passion for horses so we decided to take her to the heavy horse centre to be able to meet and greet these horses and to find out more about them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the farm as a treat to end the summer holidays for our 3 year old son and 10 year old daughter. Or son is besotted about horse and you can see his face light up being around them. When we walked in what can I say, there was an older gentleman doing an introduction about the farm and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to several similar 'Horse Centres', this is the best that we have experienced. They always seem to struggle to find a balance between being a horse charity, and a place of entertainment. No such problem here. We found hours of different activities for children, but the with the serious heart of the place undoubtedly about caring for Heavy... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic place that rehomes older Heavy Horse, and provides rides for the kids and fun and friendly informative talks about the horses, and other farm animals that live there. Also has a nice café.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family & I celebrated my 50th here....I had doubts as I visited 16 years ago when previous owners had run the place into the ground.....I only found out from my recent visit that these monstrous owners had left horses dead from starvation & total neglect......... When we visited 16 years ago, I rang the RSPCA who reassured me that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a joy to vist I love horses. Pony rides were available along with a go on a tractor idyllic reminded me of yesteryear in a time where life went at a much slower pace. Had a nice picnic in the sunshine and was able to groom a horse and lead it back to the field.

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