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Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

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If you love horses...especially if you have a horse mad teen. This is the place to visit. Nice long... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
RachBick
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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Horses and much more

Visited with a family member in a wheelchair. Easy parking in designated space. Ramp up was easy to... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
cowrieshell
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Mold, N Wales
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Three times Winner of Cheshires "Visitor Attraction of the Year", Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre is set in 50 acres in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside, and offers everything for the perfect day out. Home of the internationally renowned...more
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Eaton Lane, Cotebrook CW6 9DP, England
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

If you love horses...especially if you have a horse mad teen. This is the place to visit. Nice long walk around the fields to see and make a fuss of all the horses. They also have a deer paddock and a small selection of other...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RachBick
Janet K, Owner at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 9, 2018

Had to cut our trip to this lovely place short because of timing - but will return ASAP and probably spend an afternoon there. Friend place with fab animals but oh the Shires are simply beautiful and a "mist" to see if you are in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Verna K
Janet K, Owner at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thanks for such a nice review! We can't wait to see you when you return to explore more.

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We have been here before and it wasnt to bad, had a chat with the owner and made a fuss of some horses. Our latest visit wasnt as good, pay £21 pound to walk around some fields and feed some chickens and ducks. Nothing going...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Janet K, Owner at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

We are so sorry you feel like this, we have added so much in the past year including new walkways, a new wildlife tour and a children's playground. During your visit we also had piglet racing and pony grooming. We do hope you would give...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Visited with a family member in a wheelchair. Easy parking in designated space. Ramp up was easy to negotiate. We were made welcome and everything was explained to us. We enjoyed what we were able to get the wheelchair to, but thought it disappointing that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cowrieshell
Janet K, Owner at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for your positive review. We are not sure when you visited but have recently opened new all-weather walkways, which are wheelchair accessible and open up most of the centre to wheelchairs and mobility scooters. We would love it if you came back to...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Worst hour out we've ever been too. The owner telling kids to be quiet as it's golden oldie day then giving a talk on how the animals mate! He then Topped it off by Smoking in the pens whilst carrying the piglets by their legs....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Janet K, Owner at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

We can only apologise for the experience you had and can assure you this is by no means normal. The incident has been investigated internally and we can assure you this won't happen again. We would love to be given a chance to put this...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Took the almost 5 year old for a pre-school treat. Plenty of free parking and a lovely reception area/ cafe. It cost £6.95 for the over 4 but under 4’s go free and £7.95 for me as a concession; adults are £8.95 but booking ahead...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ruthsad
Janet K, Owner at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Wow, what a great review, thank you so much for taking the time to write it and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We dropped in in passing as we were early for our check-in in Chester. Had a nice lunch in the before going in to the centre. I think there were about a dozen Shires to be seen when we visited, in several fields so maybe...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Janet K, Owner at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for the feedback, we have been improving all the enclosures over the summer months. We can assure you that all the animals including the otters have ample space. Any questions concerning the welfare or care of the animals at the centre can be...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018

Having read many reviews for here we had mixed thoughts about visiting but took the plunge on the way back from Cheshire Oaks. Car parking is free, admission is fairly priced and you get unlimited free returns within a month of your visit. You can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank D W
Janet K, Owner at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review, we now have new all-weather walkways which have​ solved the problem of uneven ground, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 26, 2018

Lovely afternoon, walk around the centre and touch the horses as they come over to you. Talk on the recent born foal, and the centre. Animals to see as you have a wander, very pleasant day.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Georgina70
Janet K, Owner at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for such a great review!

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

If you are into these beautiful horses then this is worth a visit. We strolled around the farm and patted lots of the horses. Saw baby piglets, otters, owls & shetlands. Missed the badgers.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Janet K, Owner at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thanks for the positive review Narelle!

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We are open 10am to 5pm every day all year around (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day) Senior citizens are £7.50 and children aged four and over are £6.50. Your tickets will be valid for free return visits for a month. We... More
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