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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

Edmondsham Road, Verwood BH21 5RJ, United Kingdom

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park
Tourist attraction
4.7
999 reviews
8 comments
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V4W6+XG Verwood, United Kingdom
+44 1202 824040
dorset-heavy-horse-centre.co.uk
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Iain Macleod
Iain Macleod170 days ago
Great place to spend the day. Plenty to do for kids of all ages, and an abundance of well-kept animals to feed and stroke. Several activities such as tractor rides and pony grooming all included in the very reasonable price.
The staff are all friendly and happy, and the main chap telling the stories engaging.
Clean toilets and hand washing at one end.
There is a cafe - nice coffee and cake, but didn't try the hot food.
All in all a lovely day out, and 3 out of 3 kids sad to leave which is the seal of approval.
Mike Preece
Mike Preece201 days ago
Absolutely wonderful day out, for the whole family. Very informative and entertaining introduction to the history of heavy horses, as well as stories about the horses they have in their care. Lovely displays of old road construction vehicles, shepherd or gypsy wagons. Wonderful setting and great play areas for the children.

2 criticisms, hopefully constructive- did not see enough refuse bins and think the restaurant needs another cashier or 2 trained up to serve those only wanting cool drinks or ice-creams. As example, went in to select what we wanted then had to go to back of the queue and wait while the 6 or 7 families in front decided what they wanted for lunch; by time got served and got back outside, the ice creams were melting.

Will we return again? Most definitely, this was our second visit and will probably be back for another.
Petar gemovic
Petar gemovic231 days ago
This is a fantastic place to visit, whether you go alone or with the family and friends as i did. The horses are gorgeous and clearly very well looked after and loved. I enjoyed reading about each one's different personalities and their breed of heavy horse. They are cheeky but very friendly!

The gentleman who does the first show of the day talking about the horses is very funny and witty and did a solid job of having a laugh at my expense much to my partners amusement (and my own)

The rides and facilities for the children are fantastic, the staff are very friendly and engaging. Overall it was a lovely day out and gave them an appreciation for these incredible animals, it was great to be able to get so up close with them and interact.
Arthur Thuring (lankaholidayguide.com)
Arthur Thuring (lankaholidayguide.com)231 days ago
You will be able to see and hear the story behind the horses and watch one been saddle and go for a ride.

The restaurant is good and prices are reasonable.

On a negative side, the only have few animals and the activities are limited.
Tommy Little
Tommy Little262 days ago
Had an amazing time here with my family. I would highly recommend visiting here if you're looking for something to do, it's cheap to enter and has everything planned and ready for you and the kiddies to enjoy the day, learn about various horses and the history of the breeds before feeding the animals and getting rides on the tractors or playing on the bumper cars. Food here is amazing value for money too! Make sure to buy your tickets before you arrive as they run a tight schedule and cannot accept walk ins.
Paul Titmuss
Paul Titmuss262 days ago
Fantastic place to come to bring the kids for a very full and entertaining day out. Not only does visiting here support the fantastic work they do to protect and look after these rare breeds, but the staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. A definite place to add to your itinerary when visiting this beautiful part of the country...
Ross Hill
Ross Hill262 days ago
Brilliant place with some our most iconic heavy horses and other farm animals.
Lovely hot lunch, delicious coffee and lots of cake options.
Take some time out with the heavies, carriage/trailer rides, alpacas, pigs, small animal petting, talks and naughty goats (!)
Pre-booking required.
Lisa G
Lisa G323 days ago
Brilliant place. Visited with a 2 1/2 and 3 adults on Saturday. Fab price and great value. Had a ride on a work horse. And the tractor ride at the end was such good fun. The little one fed the horses,went on pony ride,groomed the pony, went on vintage fair rides,rode a mini tractor, played in the adventure playgrounds and zoomed around as a passenger when I peddled like mad on a buggy. This was great fun. Had food from the cafe and it was hot,tasty and reasonable value. Easy access to all the faculties and had hand washing stations. All in our party had a fantastic day and thoroughly recommended it to kids and adults a like. Please visit and support their great work.
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