Bransby Horses
Bransby Horses
4.5
Nature & Wildlife AreasRanches
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Bransby Horses is one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities in the UK, completely funded by the generosity of public donations. We are dedicated to improving the lives of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules since we were established in 1968. We have rescued, rehabilitated, re-homed or retired thousands of equines and we are working harder than ever to continue making a positive difference to equines wherever and whenever we can. Between our two sites in Lincolnshire and Herefordshire we have over 400 animals currently in our care, which keeps us constantly busy. Bransby Horses Visitor Centre near Lincoln is open to the public. A great day out for all the family with plenty to see and do. We are open 5 days a week, Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-4pm.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Karen W
    Sheffield, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gem of a find..
    This was a surprise find and our party of five enjoyed a wonderful long afternoon meandering around the horses and tasty snacks at the cafe. All of the staff were friendly and helpful - made a return trip a few days later to the cafe (cheese scones = delicious). An incredible charity and enjoyed hearing from staff about some of the various animals on site. And you don't even pay to enter! Top notch!
    Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review! It's great to hear you enjoyed a walk around site and of course the snacks from the cafe! The homemade cheese scones are often a favourite! Thank you for your continued support, we hope to see you again soon!
    Written 18 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 5 May 2023
  • Wazzaworm
    York, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect day trip and dog friendly
    We had a lovely day out. We were able to bring our dog 🐶 who really enjoyed walking around seeing the horses. We also stopped for lunch and had coffee and cake. Again dog friendly area. Entry fee is donations, we would happily pay £15 pp to visit as a great day out in Lincolnshire
    Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your day with us. The team always love to welcome dogs on leads. We hope to see you and your dog again soon!
    Written 28 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Kate J
    Lincoln, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Regular Visitor
    This a regular place I visit with my granddaughters, they love it. We have a walk around seeing the horses and donkeys, they love it if they come close. The outside park area is great for all ages. Plenty of parking. Good food available. It’s always lovely to visit, thank you for been on the doorstep to us 🤗
    Thank you so much Kate for your lovely review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoy visiting us. We hope to welcome you again soon, we really do appreciate your support!
    Written 5 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Redzy
    Worksop, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place
    A wonderful place which does amazing work with the rescues and educates us all. Plenty to see and do for the children and information is set out all around the walks and yards, the play area is great and there are lots of benches and tables to have your own picnic but the cafe is very reasonable and the food is delicious. My granddaughters aged 3 and nearly 1 have had a fantastic time and loved the fairy houses and finding the pictures to complete the activity trail. We will definitely visit again and recommend to friends.
    Thank you Pioneer18017217133 for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We will pass this onto our teams. We are delighted to hear that you and your granddaughters enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for supporting Bransby Horses, we hope to welcome you again soon.
    Written 26 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Kerry R
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great cafe 5 star staff
    Look Bransby and feel I have to give a 5 star review for the lovely cafe and staff. We visited today and the staff were so friendly we missed the cut off for hot meals and the lady very kindle warmed us a sausage roll and we have such a lovely scone. Nice hot drinks. Friendly staff, clean cafe and great location...what more can you ask for! Bransby is a beautiful place that does amazing work. The cafe is a great addition and the staff are doing a brilliant job 😍
    Hi O7124UKkerryr, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review along with a 5* rating. I will be sure to pass your lovely kind comments on to our Cafe team. We really appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you in the future.
    Written 15 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 September 2023
  • MICHELLE S
    Lincoln, United Kingdom868 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out for any age
    Took our granddaughter here for s few hours, she's only young and just started taking more & more in, great day out. Free entry and lots if horses and donkey to see, has a good play area that we will be back for, lunch as well in the little restaurant, serves an array of foods and we even sponsored a donkey for a year in her name! So had an update recently so that's nice.
    Thank you michellesC1975BX for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed a great day out with your granddaughter and were able to have lunch in our cafe. We really appreciate your support and hope to welcome you again soon.
    Written 11 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 October 2023
  • srn1981
    99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Morning
    We had a lovely morning at the sanctuary, the walk around the sanctuary was great the paths were flat and an easy walk with the horses and donkeys in the fields around the route. We then had a yummy lunch in the cafe with great vegan options. The gift shop and second hand shop were good to have a browse. The children also loved the play area. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. I would of liked more interaction with the horses, talks, grooming etc etc. We had a lovely time and such a worthwhile cause.
    Hi Srn1981, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a supportive positive review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed a nice walk seeing our equine residents in their fields. It is great that you were also able to enjoy our cafe and browse our shops. I shall make sure that your kind comments are passed onto the teams involved. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
    Written 2 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 October 2023
  • kat1973
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice day out
    Took my Dad here who has dementia he enjoyed it. We went a little late in the day so a lot of the horse we couldn't see as there are two parts, the horse wasn't in the main paddocks. Was a shame you couldn't feed them
    Thank you kat1973 for taking the time to write us a review. We are very pleased to hear that you and your Dad enjoyed your visit. Many of our equines here at Bransby often require restricted diets or medication and this is why we adopt a no feeding policy across site, to keep them happy and healthy. We hope you visit us again soon, we really do appreciate your support!
    Written 17 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 November 2023
  • Not Frank
    Lincolnshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you like horses your going to be in for a treat
    Had a few hours of annual leave to use, so we planned a trip to see some horses. Lovely afternoon meeting the horses and having a couple of pats (and Extras for Belle), sadly we saw no donkeys which means we will have to come back soon to meet them. Lovely little cafe with fantastic staff (hot chocolate needs a little work too it, more milk less water). But 10/10 would recommend to everyone.
    Hi NotFrank92, Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely supportive review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed a lovely afternoon with us. Our donkeys are currently in their winter home. We are hosting Donkey Tours at the moment to allow our visitors to see them. The next tour is scheduled for Wednesday 14th February at 11 am. We hope to welcome you again soon.
    Written 11 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 February 2024
  • alice
    Lincoln, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    slayed !!!
    went with my mother. cafe is very very good the chips are BANGING 🔥🔥🔥 the hot chocolate slayed too. customer service was amazinf btw 10/10 experience. i do not eat meat n was so glad to see a plethora of vegan options !!! vegan burger was a SLAY. also saw a couple of horses but i kinda only went for the cafe LOL
    Hi alicepY8434ZB, Thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed our onsite cafe and were impressed with our vegan options. It is lovely to receive your supportive feedback and I shall pass your positive comments onto the team. We hope to welcome you again in the future.
    Written 19 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 February 2024
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Rainbowfish
Lincoln, UK24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Just rubbish, the cafe was fine but absolutely nothing special. The horses were mediocre and didn't look happy. Just don't understand why the whole of Lincolnshire seems to charge ridiculous prices to see a few animals when most other counties actually have animals and nice nature to observe without paying the earth for it.

Went with 3 friends and we all wondered why we bothered, not worth the journey at all.
Written 5 April 2024
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Hi Rainbowfish_2022, It is unfortunate that you feel Lincolnshire has a little way to go with its pricing. Here at Bransby Horses, we are first and foremost a rescue centre for previously neglected and mistreated equines. This means that we encourage them to live a quiet life, free of expectation from humans in the most natural environment we are able to offer. We want to share our work with others and as such offer free entry to our award-winning visitor centre, free car parking, free access to our play park, shops and other facilities. We care very much for our equines here at Bransby, therefore should you wish to discuss this further - please email Holly holly@bransbyhorses.co.uk.
Written 8 April 2024
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Rose
England, UK85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We loved meeting some of the donkeys and horses here. The centre appears well-organized, and it was comforting to see rescued equines living contentedly. The gift shop and cafe are well worth visiting too.
Written 2 April 2024
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Hi rosew537 Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed meeting our equine residents. We really appreciate your support and hope to welcome you again soon.
Written 4 April 2024
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J A L
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Fabulous place. Love everything about Bransby Horses. Importantly, the horses & donkeys are clearly looked after very well & their paddocks always seem clean & well cared for. Whenever We visit there seems to be a lot of activity with the volunteers going about their business & working hard but still having the time to answer any questions . The pathways around the place are all very easy to access & information for visitors always seems to be up to date , interesting & informative. There is clearly a lot of work & thought that goes on to make this place the success that it is. The cafe is also fabulous with a great menu, in a warm & comfortable area. The charity shop has some interesting finds especially the cheerfully painted horse shoes . The gift shop has a lot to choose from & there always seems to be a friendly welcome to greet visitors as they walk through the front door.
Written 12 March 2024
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Hi 673jal, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. It is wonderful to read your positive comments and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoy your visits to us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written 15 March 2024
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J H
Nottingham, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Had such a lovely time at Bransby Horses today. It’s so heartwarming walking around and seeing horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that you know are now living a better life. We also had afternoon tea which is one of the best I’ve had and definitely worth treating yourself to! Will definitely be visiting again.
Written 9 March 2024
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Hi JH855, Thank you for taking the time to write us such an encouraging review. It is lovely to receive such positive feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed seeing our equine residents. We are also very pleased our afternoon tea is the best you've had. I shall make sure I pass this on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you again.
Written 11 March 2024
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alice
Lincoln, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
went with my mother. cafe is very very good the chips are BANGING 🔥🔥🔥 the hot chocolate slayed too. customer service was amazinf btw 10/10 experience. i do not eat meat n was so glad to see a plethora of vegan options !!! vegan burger was a SLAY. also saw a couple of horses but i kinda only went for the cafe LOL
Written 17 February 2024
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Hi alicepY8434ZB, Thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed our onsite cafe and were impressed with our vegan options. It is lovely to receive your supportive feedback and I shall pass your positive comments onto the team. We hope to welcome you again in the future.
Written 19 February 2024
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Not Frank
Lincolnshire, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Had a few hours of annual leave to use, so we planned a trip to see some horses.

Lovely afternoon meeting the horses and having a couple of pats (and Extras for Belle), sadly we saw no donkeys which means we will have to come back soon to meet them.

Lovely little cafe with fantastic staff (hot chocolate needs a little work too it, more milk less water).

But 10/10 would recommend to everyone.
Written 7 February 2024
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Hi NotFrank92, Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely supportive review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed a lovely afternoon with us. Our donkeys are currently in their winter home. We are hosting Donkey Tours at the moment to allow our visitors to see them. The next tour is scheduled for Wednesday 14th February at 11 am. We hope to welcome you again soon.
Written 12 February 2024
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kat1973
england26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Took my Dad here who has dementia he enjoyed it.
We went a little late in the day so a lot of the horse we couldn't see as there are two parts, the horse wasn't in the main paddocks. Was a shame you couldn't feed them
Written 14 November 2023
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Thank you kat1973 for taking the time to write us a review. We are very pleased to hear that you and your Dad enjoyed your visit. Many of our equines here at Bransby often require restricted diets or medication and this is why we adopt a no feeding policy across site, to keep them happy and healthy. We hope you visit us again soon, we really do appreciate your support!
Written 17 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DayTrip34291501578
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Lovely food, good service, we ate in the dog friendly room , lovely view of the yard .. will definitely visit again
Written 9 November 2023
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Hi DayTrip34291501578, Thank you for your taking the time to write us a lovely review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you and your dog again.
Written 11 November 2023
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srn1981
99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We had a lovely morning at the sanctuary, the walk around the sanctuary was great the paths were flat and an easy walk with the horses and donkeys in the fields around the route.
We then had a yummy lunch in the cafe with great vegan options.
The gift shop and second hand shop were good to have a browse.
The children also loved the play area.
The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly.
I would of liked more interaction with the horses, talks, grooming etc etc.
We had a lovely time and such a worthwhile cause.
Written 26 October 2023
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Hi Srn1981, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a supportive positive review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed a nice walk seeing our equine residents in their fields. It is great that you were also able to enjoy our cafe and browse our shops. I shall make sure that your kind comments are passed onto the teams involved. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Written 2 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MICHELLE S
Lincoln, UK868 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Took our granddaughter here for s few hours, she's only young and just started taking more & more in, great day out.

Free entry and lots if horses and donkey to see, has a good play area that we will be back for, lunch as well in the little restaurant, serves an array of foods and we even sponsored a donkey for a year in her name! So had an update recently so that's nice.
Written 10 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you michellesC1975BX for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed a great day out with your granddaughter and were able to have lunch in our cafe. We really appreciate your support and hope to welcome you again soon.
Written 11 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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