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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

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Address: Edmondsham Road, Verwood BH21 5RJ, England
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+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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Mrs l wenn

First visit today. Found it all very interesting. The talks and information about the animals was outstanding. I would highly recommend a visit. There is plenty for everyone to do... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First visit today. Found it all very interesting. The talks and information about the animals was outstanding. I would highly recommend a visit. There is plenty for everyone to do and get involved in. The cafe was spotless. The food outstanding. Everyone is very friendly and willing to answer any questions or queries you may have. All in all a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another fun day 2nd visit this new season 3 new horses one in foal Grandchildren absolutely love it, another winter of hard work for owners and staff and more additions to this lovely rescue centre where these gorgeous animals stay till the end of their days, a must visit for old and young very educational plenty to do Well done... More 

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Thank teeny20
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This as our 3rd visit. year on year the new owner seemed to have added to the attraction there is something for everyone. If your on holiday or a local to the area it's one attraction that you have to at least goes there once. The owner holds talks about the horses and knows all about the breeds thoroughly .

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1 Thank Advisorinspector2016
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We looked for a place to go with grandchildren and it was local. We did not expect it to be so good. The attractions were all free (other than a very small charge for pony rides). There were rides pulled by horses, n excellent adventure playground, fair ground rides, pedal carts with their own track. The horses were the star... More 

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Thank ManicMan1
South Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Mandie took me here yesterday to see the new suffolk horses they were gorgeous. We had a great day and the go carts especially made us laugh.The pigs the horses,tractors and turkeys made it a wonderful experience belle age 10

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Thank belles1475
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky with the weather, and with two small grandchildren to entertain this really helped our visit. They loved the Horses and Tractor and Wagon rides. We found plenty of play areas and enjoyed a good lunch in the on site café.The only down side was it closed a little early at 4.00pm.

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1 Thank Judi B
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best family experiences in a long time is to spend a full day at the Heavy horse farm park in Dorset. Owned and operated by a family who love to nurture and save these wonderful animals is a joy to see. Forget the glitz and mayhem of a normal fun park, this is getting back to basics... More 

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1 Thank Ian R
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very informative day out, the hands on displays were delivered with humour and the kids loved the trap rides with the little shetlands. With numerous different small animals to pet, the Go Karts, the drop slide and the carousel rides there was more than enough to keep them all occupied. This isn't a large sprawling attraction so... More 

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2 Thank Horace258
Bournemouth
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Easter Sunday and we all enjoyed ourselves very much. It is great value for money as everything is included in the entrance fee apart from pony rides and obviously food but other than that, its all in. There is a vast array of animals to see and you can feed them and pet them, lots of attractions... More 

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1 Thank Carol O
London
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Varied activities and educational too! Staff clearly love all the animals and are pationate about Heavy Horses and rural traditions associated with them. Play areas and hands on interactions with animals, even very large horses, were fantastic

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