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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Excellent little gem

Full of rustic charm, plenty of friendly animals which you can feed ( bags of food were £1.00) and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Maryann H
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Another fantastic visit!

I think we have been yearly for the past 4 years and today did not disappoint. Plenty for the... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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Welcome to the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park recognised as both a family attractions & conservation for Rare Breed Heavy Horses. This award-winning attraction is designed to educate and entertain all age groups from children to adults running two...more
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Edmondsham Road, Verwood BH21 5RJ, England
+44 1202 824040
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Full of rustic charm, plenty of friendly animals which you can feed ( bags of food were £1.00) and excellent fun but also very interesting educational talks about the gorgeous gentle giants, the heavy horses. Lots for children to do and see. The cafe food...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

I think we have been yearly for the past 4 years and today did not disappoint. Plenty for the children to do from hands on with the animals to letting off steam on the play equipment. We’ll be back next year!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank gemma2462017
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Went on my own with my 7 year old and 4 year old twins. Arrived shortly after opening, and despite the fairly compact nature of the park, the kids were still finding things to do at closing time. The horses are gorgeous and are well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nba187
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

What a magnificent visit! We returned to this attraction for the October half term week. Sausages cider and festive activities. There was face painting, pumpkin carving, horse shoe decorating and air riffle target shooting as-well as super treasure hunt which began in the native teepee...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank laura123572
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Took our granddaughter, who is nearly two, to see the animals and chose this venue as it is fairly local. The first hurdle was getting through the heavy wooden door to reception, this was not buggy friendly and would be difficult to access with a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Addicted2books
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Visited on Saturday 20 October, with my family (two young daughters, 3 and 7). A very well organized and interesting horse farm. Loads to see and great for the kids and adults to be able to get up close and touch the animals. Spent an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

It was a rainy and slightly chilly (for the time of year) Sunday when we made our way to the Heavy Horse Centre. Car park was dead and we wondered whether we had picked a good activity. However so pleased we carried through with our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank pinkycsw
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful day out, especially if you love horses and want to help preserve heavy horse breed's. Not only great things for the young children but a real education opportunity for everyone.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank James P
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited the centre with my family in August, cannot believe that this place exists it’s amazing! The information we were told about the centre was so vast, including gypsies in the past to current methods of using horses and the jobs they were used...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Emmajanebrad19376
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Wonderful attraction. Good to see our heritage preserve in this way. An education in the history and use of heavy horses through the ages. If not supported, we'll lose these magnificent animals for ever.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ernie09Kent
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samantha j
December 31, 2018|
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Response from susanne d | Reviewed this property |
Yes mostly and you have access to stroking the horses too !
July 26, 2018|
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Response from JoanneS76 | Property representative |
The farm parks opening hours / days are stated on ALL of our literature including: Leaflets, our website, google & Facebook. In relation to your review I do not appreciate your abusive and insulting comments towards our... More