Redwings Caldecott
Redwings Caldecott
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
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
Redwings Caldecott is Redwings Horse Sanctuary's largest visitor centre, home to almost 120 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Here you can meet mini but mighty Shetland pony Sampson, plus a whole herd of more than 30 donkeys and mules – including adorable donkey Esther and Muffin the Mule! Visitors can enjoy walking tours and horse care demonstrations, followed by hot drinks and tasty snacks in Oliver's Cafe. There is also an on-site gift shop offering a range of souvenirs, proceeds of which go to support the hundreds of equines in the charity's care nationwide. While visiting Redwings Caldecott, you might like to support the work of the charity by adopting one of its friendly residents, either for yourself or as a thoughtful gift for a friend or loved one. A year's adoption costs just £15! Redwings Caldecott is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am to 4pm. Entry is FREE and dogs on leads are welcome too!
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  • Jo R
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom163 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely, calm place to be
    A lovely place to visit for an afternoon. We spent about 90mins walking around the paddocks with our toddler then we went to the coffee shop. Great coffee but very slow service even though we were the only ones there. There needs to be more than one person making coffees. Lovely shop and play area. A great family afternoon!
    Thanks so much for leaving us a review @jorichell. We're sorry to hear that you experienced slow service in the cafe when you visited, this may have been due to some staff shortages on the day you visited but we will feedback your comments to the team there as we encourage feedback to help us improve and give our visitors a great experience so we really appreciate your comments. We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon! xx
    Written 9 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • GARYjess6
    Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice attraction
    Nice walk around the fields looking at and patting the horses and donkeys. A nice way to pass an hour. The gift and tea shop were a bit pricey, but as it was free entry it wasnt too bad.
    Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to leave us a review @GARYjess6. We're sorry to hear you found the cafe and gift shop a bit pricey, we pride ourselves on stocking local suppliers and all proceeds from sales in the cafe and gift shop go towards the care of our rescued residents. We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon xx
    Written 9 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Caroline F
    Norfolk, United Kingdom33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place to spend a few hours with grandchildren
    We visited today with granddaughters age 5 and 1. They loved stroking the horses and donkeys. No entry fee but we made a donation. Would definitely come again. Cafe was very busy as it was school holidays and the ladies looked a bit overwhelmed. There was only one high chair available and luckily no one else needed it. Was told the other one was out for repair. Being a family venue perhaps would be wise to buy a few more.
    Thank you so much for visiting us with your grandchildren @Knitnurse15. We're so pleased to hear you had an enjoyable time and thank you so much for your feedback in regards to the cafe. The school holidays are a particularly busy time for us but we really appreciate your comments, and we will pass them to management to help us improve in that area. We hope you'll come and visit us again soon! Thank you so much for making a donation, we really appreciate it and so do our rescued residents. xx
    Written 16 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Smt310561
    Suffolk, United Kingdom108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First class day out
    When staying along the coast with our three grandchildren we visited Redwings as we have done before. It is always a great day out and the children look forward to visiting. They enjoy collecting the postage stamps throughout the year, and are always pleased to hand in their bag full to help with the horses and donkeys. This year they had an early birthday present and adopted a horse and donkey each. They were thrilled and Victoria horse and Esther donkey became the highlight of their few days away with us, so much so we called in on our way home to have another quick look at them! The staff are so friendly and Kirsty in particular was so helpful, answering all the questions they had and they had a lot! She was patient and kind and had a great wealth of knowledge. Hopefully she will be there on their next visit. This really is a great place lots of room for all the horses and donkeys and it’s a great environment for them. Being able to give a donation as you enter makes it affordable for everyone. The gift shop and cafe are easily accessible and have a good array of food on offer at reasonable prices. It’s nice having the play equipment for the children near the cafe. All in all very worthy of 5 stars and I would definitely recommend it. We will be returning.
    Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review, and for sponsoring Esther and Victoria! We're so delighted you had a lovely time visiting us and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Keep up the great work stamp collecting too! xx
    Written 11 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Nathan C
    Spalding, United Kingdom28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely day out for free
    My little girl is fascinated with horses so what better place to visit than Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Its free to enter and roam around the nature walks and say hello to the horses and donkeys. All the residents looked healthy and happy and was glad to give a little support.
    Thank you so much for visiting us and leaving us such a nice review! xx
    Written 11 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Hannah H
    Hucknall, United Kingdom105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family morning visit
    Lovely place to visit free admission, donations welcome friendly staff lovely well looked after horses! Boos story really touched me and my partner! The cafe and gift shop were lovely! Toilets were very clean, my daughter really enjoyed walking around and the visit
    What a wonderful review to read! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review after your visit Hannah-Louise! We're so pleased you all enjoyed your visit so much and we really hope you will return and visit us again soon!
    Written 25 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 March 2024
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Richard M
Beverley, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
this was my first visit to this redwings, i liked walking around, and all being well i will be back on friday, on my own, i have adopted fox
Written 22 April 2024
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Hannah H
Hucknall, UK105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Lovely place to visit free admission, donations welcome friendly staff lovely well looked after horses!

Boos story really touched me and my partner! The cafe and gift shop were lovely!

Toilets were very clean, my daughter really enjoyed walking around and the visit
Written 19 March 2024
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What a wonderful review to read! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review after your visit Hannah-Louise! We're so pleased you all enjoyed your visit so much and we really hope you will return and visit us again soon!
Written 25 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

roy baxter
United Kingdom27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We go once a year and, once you get past the unpleasant reception staff who sneer at you because it’s free admission and they fear u might just be out for a cheap day visit, the place is lovely. They do a great job with the animals and they should be commended for that… shame about the interrogations on entry.. I’ve always been happy to donate to such a good cause but the strong arm tactics at the door make we want to do so from home
Written 12 September 2023
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review @rbY8780QX. We're very sad to read that you feel you had an unpleasant experience in our Welcome Centre and we would love to discuss this in more detail with you. Please feel free to get in touch with our Supporter Engagement Team on 01508 505246 or by emailing info@redwings.co.uk Thank you
Written 11 October 2023
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Nathan C
Spalding, UK28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
My little girl is fascinated with horses so what better place to visit than Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Its free to enter and roam around the nature walks and say hello to the horses and donkeys. All the residents looked healthy and happy and was glad to give a little support.
Written 24 August 2023
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Thank you so much for visiting us and leaving us such a nice review! xx
Written 11 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anthony P
Farnborough, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely little place, it's clear to see that the animals were looked after here. Worth popping by for a visit. Nice cafe too with plenty of options
Written 20 August 2023
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Thank you so much for visiting us and leaving such a lovely review! xx
Written 11 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Smt310561
Suffolk, UK108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
When staying along the coast with our three grandchildren we visited Redwings as we have done before. It is always a great day out and the children look forward to visiting. They enjoy collecting the postage stamps throughout the year, and are always pleased to hand in their bag full to help with the horses and donkeys.
This year they had an early birthday present and adopted a horse and donkey each. They were thrilled and Victoria horse and Esther donkey became the highlight of their few days away with us, so much so we called in on our way home to have another quick look at them! The staff are so friendly and Kirsty in particular was so helpful, answering all the questions they had and they had a lot! She was patient and kind and had a great wealth of knowledge. Hopefully she will be there on their next visit. This really is a great place lots of room for all the horses and donkeys and it’s a great environment for them. Being able to give a donation as you enter makes it affordable for everyone. The gift shop and cafe are easily accessible and have a good array of food on offer at reasonable prices. It’s nice having the play equipment for the children near the cafe.
All in all very worthy of 5 stars and I would definitely recommend it. We will be returning.
Written 20 August 2023
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Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review, and for sponsoring Esther and Victoria! We're so delighted you had a lovely time visiting us and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Keep up the great work stamp collecting too! xx
Written 11 October 2023
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Angela H
Garden City, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Horses and donkeys have plenty of space,shelters in each paddock.Staff very friendly....Nice café and gift shop..Lot of walking involved!!Peaceful setting.
Written 14 August 2023
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Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review @O8789VWangelah. We're so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit, we hope to welcome you back again soon! xx
Written 16 August 2023
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Caroline F
Norfolk, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We visited today with granddaughters age 5 and 1. They loved stroking the horses and donkeys. No entry fee but we made a donation. Would definitely come again.
Cafe was very busy as it was school holidays and the ladies looked a bit overwhelmed. There was only one high chair available and luckily no one else needed it. Was told the other one was out for repair. Being a family venue perhaps would be wise to buy a few more.
Written 9 August 2023
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Thank you so much for visiting us with your grandchildren @Knitnurse15. We're so pleased to hear you had an enjoyable time and thank you so much for your feedback in regards to the cafe. The school holidays are a particularly busy time for us but we really appreciate your comments, and we will pass them to management to help us improve in that area. We hope you'll come and visit us again soon! Thank you so much for making a donation, we really appreciate it and so do our rescued residents. xx
Written 16 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GARYjess6
Waltham Abbey, UK50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Nice walk around the fields looking at and patting the horses and donkeys. A nice way to pass an hour. The gift and tea shop were a bit pricey, but as it was free entry it wasnt too bad.
Written 2 August 2023
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Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to leave us a review @GARYjess6. We're sorry to hear you found the cafe and gift shop a bit pricey, we pride ourselves on stocking local suppliers and all proceeds from sales in the cafe and gift shop go towards the care of our rescued residents. We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon xx
Written 9 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jo R
Cheltenham, UK163 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A lovely place to visit for an afternoon. We spent about 90mins walking around the paddocks with our toddler then we went to the coffee shop. Great coffee but very slow service even though we were the only ones there. There needs to be more than one person making coffees. Lovely shop and play area. A great family afternoon!
Written 30 July 2023
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Thanks so much for leaving us a review @jorichell. We're sorry to hear that you experienced slow service in the cafe when you visited, this may have been due to some staff shortages on the day you visited but we will feedback your comments to the team there as we encourage feedback to help us improve and give our visitors a great experience so we really appreciate your comments. We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon! xx
Written 9 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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