Northcote Heavy Horse Centre

Northcote Heavy Horse Centre

Northcote Heavy Horse Centre
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Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre is a Registered Charity caring for horses and ponies of all sizes through various difficult backgrounds. The Centre is also a visitors attraction and one of the only truly 'hands on' centres in the country! The Centre also holds various larger themed events in order to raise much-needed funds, the most popular and well known events are their Medieval Tournaments! Find out more information on their website or Facebook page. The centre is ran entirely by donations and has no paid members of staff.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Sarah L
    Lincoln, United Kingdom54 contributions
    Nice
    We had a lovely visit. It is a small place but has some lovely animals. My daughter got to brush the horses and walk a ferret and walk a Pony. You can feed the animals and has a small cafe. Everyone who worked there were very friendly.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Fearless62706862194
    4 contributions
    Lovely place, well done owners!
    This was a great little place. Walk a llama and a ferret, stroke some horses, try and get Bruce the parrot to talk to you....very relaxing! Run by people who clearly love the animals and their hearts are in the right place. Really nice little cafe as well. Paid £8.90 for 3 cakes, an ice cream and two coffees! Would definitely visit again if we are in the area. Free entry but donations are more than welcome.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Shaun D
    Boston, United Kingdom90 contributions
    Great day.
    Went for the medieval day and had a great time. Very well organised, plenty of parking and fairly priced. Lots of fun to be had and plenty to do for the children. Really enjoyed watching the activities in the parade ring from the medieval events to the talks from Fens Falconry on their birds of prey and seeing them in action. Their were various other animals to see too and really enjoyed the day. All the staff are volunteers and they must have gone home exhausted as they put so much into the day and making sure everything went smoothly and was entertaining for everybody. Congratulations to everyone involved.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
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Shaun D
Boston, UK90 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Went for the medieval day and had a great time. Very well organised, plenty of parking and fairly priced. Lots of fun to be had and plenty to do for the children. Really enjoyed watching the activities in the parade ring from the medieval events to the talks from Fens Falconry on their birds of prey and seeing them in action. Their were various other animals to see too and really enjoyed the day. All the staff are volunteers and they must have gone home exhausted as they put so much into the day and making sure everything went smoothly and was entertaining for everybody. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Written 30 August 2023
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Fearless62706862194
4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This was a great little place. Walk a llama and a ferret, stroke some horses, try and get Bruce the parrot to talk to you....very relaxing! Run by people who clearly love the animals and their hearts are in the right place. Really nice little cafe as well. Paid £8.90 for 3 cakes, an ice cream and two coffees! Would definitely visit again if we are in the area. Free entry but donations are more than welcome.
Written 16 August 2023
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Sarah L
Lincoln, UK54 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We had a lovely visit. It is a small place but has some lovely animals. My daughter got to brush the horses and walk a ferret and walk a Pony. You can feed the animals and has a small cafe. Everyone who worked there were very friendly.
Written 14 August 2023
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arhall95
Spalding, UK41 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
What amazing people that run and work at this centre, every little thing throughout the day is thought out and is focused on entertaining both children and adults alike.
Such beautiful animals, a brilliant cause. We shall be back
Written 19 April 2022
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ProudGrandparentsx4
Skegness, UK105 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Took the Grandkids for the easter activities which included them grooming the horses & walking the ferrets both of which they absolutely loved, no entry charge all they asked for was a donation, where else can you take the kids for a hands on experience with the animals for no charge so please give generously as they totally rely on donations & volunteers to keep the place running, there's a very basic cafe offering light refreshments not overly priced, a Gluten free cake option & dairy free milk like oat milk would have been nice as its really difficult with allergies trying to spend money on some lunch to support places, hopefully on our next visit in the school holidays there might be something, but if you have allergies take a picnic to be safe! All in all a brilliant day for the kids, they can't wait to return!
Written 13 April 2022
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janep1
Sheffield, UK610 contributions
Jun 2021
you need to take this place for what it is - essentially an animal rescue centre that opens it's doors to the public rather than somewhere that is primarily a business aimed at offering an attraction.
The centre is entirely run by volunteers who know and love the animals they provided a detailed talk about the background of each, and grooming and feeding .
The animals have a range of backgrounds and many have long term health issues but are loved and cared for.
The predominant feature is horses as the name of the centre would suggest but there were a range of birds( owls, hawk, lovebirds, kookaburra, ducks and fowl) , goats, llama's, and pigs.
Entry is free and donations as you see fit- we were here about an hour an a half so it is not a full day activity but as a non-charging visit you can hardly criticise the value
Written 6 June 2021
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Michelle Manning
12 contributions
Aug 2019
Very welcoming and helpful staff and volunteers. If I were ever to win the lottery, I would help this place out massively. Animals are so well cared for and just generally a lovely visit.
Written 12 October 2019
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jacquie m
13 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
We took disabled residents to the centre as advertised as being opened. After long drive only to find it closed. Poor residents very upset
Written 10 October 2019
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Julie S
Sheffield, UK1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Family
This is a fantastic place with opportunities to get close to its residents. We arrived at about 2pm as we'd been incorrectly told it shuts at 4pm (it shuts at 3).
Free entry, they have a bucket by the entrance for donations, which they desperately need, some of the residents need specialist veterinary care.
I did something I'd never done before, I helped Bath two of their biggest horses! Bosun and Pierre, both huge gentle giants, giving them a good scrub and hose down alongside one of the dedicated volunteers. As a 'reward' I got to lead Pierre (he was actually following Bosun, I was just there for show) back to the field.I fell in love with both of them and it made my holiday!
It's a bit of a magical mystery tour to get there, but well worth a visit as you can get as close as you want to these beautiful giants.
In the words of Arnie, "I'll be back!"
Written 23 August 2019
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Mark S
Bedford, UK21 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
While I support the objectives of this centre to act as a sanctuary for horses, the visit here was disappointing; we spent only 30 minutes at the centre due to the lack of attractions to see. Didn’t see any birds of prey as advertised on the website. The website also states disabled friendly; however we had difficulty getting my mother-in-law’s wheelchair through the entrance. Not somewhere I will be going back to unfortunately, which is a shame because the objectives of the centre are admirable.
Written 8 August 2019
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Northcote Heavy Horse Centre is open:
  • Wed - Wed 11:00 - 15:00
  • Thu - Thu 09:00 - 15:00


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