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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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We Hit The Jackpot - An Exceptional Day With Very Special Horses

We were unsure where to take our two grandchildren aged 8 & 10 during their half term break while visiting us from London. I Googled the top 10 best things to do in Dorset and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were unsure where to take our two grandchildren aged 8 & 10 during their half term break while visiting us from London. I Googled the top 10 best things to do in Dorset and the Heavy Horse Farm was listed. Not having raised our own children in the area I struggle to find new and exciting things for the... More 

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1 Thank gunner909
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with lovely staff. Nice food in the cafe. Lots to see and do great day out. Have been many times never disappoints. Love the horses and the playground is fantasic.

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1 Thank Diane2477
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Had Wonderfull day here at Halloween half term, so much to do grandson of 7 years in fancy dress fed the farm animals here,enjoyed a treasure hunt,helped drive the wagon ride,fed more than once the horses ,took so many photos then found time to have a lovely meal in Smokey Joe's This is such a great place for Adults,Children alike... More 

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2 Thank Chaz B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We went to this attraction with visiting friends and family over the half term break. The age range of children was from 2 to 8. We had a fantastic day! Lots of attractions on site, along with a timetable of hands on activities, including feeding and holding some of the animals and talks about the horses that have been rescued.... More 

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2 Thank Sam G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

A great day out with three youngsters aged between 9 and 16. All of them enjoyed the hands-on experience with the animals as well as spending a little time on the other entertainment. All the staff were very informative and helpful and encouraged participation. Would recommend this on a day when it's not raining. A plus for the adults was... More 

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1 Thank Terry R
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited here for the first time in half-term, what a lovely little place. A really family run feel to the place and all the staff are really passionate about what they do. There is a serious if activities on a timetable for both adults and children & lots for the children to get involved in. Breakfast baps cooked over a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Excellent educational day out with the kids. Owners and staff very friendly and nothing too much trouble. Very relaxed and informal setting where anything goes really in terms of keeping the kids happy and making sure everyone has a great time. Throughly recommend for all ages

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2 Thank Jamie F
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Just visited heavy horse centre with my partners 2grandchildren aged7& 4 they had a great day meeting all the horses and animals and enjoyed the cart & tractor rides and then spent the rest of the afternoon burning of steam on the many rides and play areas which are all free of charge and also my partner and I had... More 

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1 Thank Butcherboy65
Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We visited today and had an excellent day with the kids - staff were friendly and engaging and thoroughly recommend this as a place to visit. Despite it being end of October and cold there was plenty to do and the kids were always entertained. The animals were friendly and approachable and is a clear sign of being well looked... More 

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1 Thank Kim A
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I'm was not overly interested in horses but having been forced with my ex partner I did get more into them. I went with my wife and some friends, it was a great experience. The horses are awesome, yes they are stabled so you can at least get an idea of their magnificence. We did the feeding in the morning... More 

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