Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, Verwood

4.6
#13 of 104 in Parks in Dorset
The Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park provides the last full-time Heavy Horse center left in the UK and the only rescue center for these historic horses, which have served as work and war horses in Britain since 1066. Keeping the Heavy Horses company are an assortment of farm animals such as donkeys, Shetland ponies, pigs, sheep, and many more. Learn about Heavy Horses with an informative tour or educational talk. Little ones can also take part in lots of hands-on learning activities. When you arrive, be sure to check the timetable of interaction with the farm animals, such as riding, feeding, and grooming. There are plenty of indoor activities to take part in and a cafe to shelter inside if the weather is wet. Plan to see Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Verwood road trip planner.
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  • I really enjoyed my visit to the Heavy Horse Farm Park. As a long time "horse nut" it was lovely to see so many heavy horse breeds, in particular the rarer ones. I particularly loved the Suffolk Punch...  more »
  • Sadly our last visit for this season , closure for winter. Thoroughly enjoyable visit again with two young grandaughters dressed as zombies for the fancy dress theme. Treasure hunt and Ghostbusters tr...  more »
  • Wide range of activities suitable for all ages. Informative talks for teens and adults. Wide range of heavy horses to interact with.  more »
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  • Lovely place, well worth a visit. Needs more advertising as I have been coming to Dorset for over 20 years & never knew it existed A great place for kids of all ages, easy to access for disabled too. The owner is very educated & passionate about what he does & clearly works very hard. Something for everyone & well worth the money, especially knowing it goes back into helping the animals. My only issue was the prices for food but was nice & well presented.
  • Great day out particularly if dry. Super friendly staff who were happy to offer Rabbit petting and pony cart rides without being asked. Great play area for kids and lovely selection of big horses.
  • A fab day out. Not a huge venue, kids can't get lost . Makes up for in entertainment value. Don't miss Richards "talk" at 10 am. Great for adults and kids.
  • Excellent attraction for the family. As informative and as fun as you want it to be. My ten-year old loved it.
  • Absolutely fantastic place to go and appreciate all the things these mighty giants have done for us over the years. So many fun things to take part in, and considering we were 4 big grown up kids visiting on a rainy day, we all had such a great time and will definitely visit again !
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