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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

#1 of 2 things to do in Verwood Features Animals
Edmondsham Road, Verwood BH21 5RJ, England
+44 1202 824040
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Family day out

Spent day at center. My 2 young girls loved the education bit, Richard was really easy to listen to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kturner989
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Great day out

My husband, 14 year old daughter and myself really enjoyed our day out here. Gorgeous horses, don't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MrsE1
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Seaham, United Kingdom
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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park offers a balanced educational and fun day out for all ages from todlers to grandparents. Enjoy facinating daily talks and tours delivered with passion! Free Heavy Horse Wagon rides, Tractor and trailer rides and even the chance to drive a real farm tractor, plus much more including pony rides pony grooming and pet handling sessions throughout the day. Explore exhibits from days gone by freddies blacksmiths, gypsy caravans and showmens collection.Children can let off steam in the undercover go cart arena, drop slide barn or on the pedal tractors and adventure play area. Enjoy home cooked food in the cafe set amongst a backdrop of splendid scenery.Lots undercover in case the weathers not so good, Your visit helps provide a permanent home for over 25 rescued Heavy Horses.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Edmondsham Road, Verwood BH21 5RJ, England
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+44 1202 824040
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent day at center. My 2 young girls loved the education bit, Richard was really easy to listen to learnt a lot. Free pony rides, wagon ride, play area. Horses where well looked after. Really recommend. A family must

Thank kturner989
Reviewed yesterday

My husband, 14 year old daughter and myself really enjoyed our day out here. Gorgeous horses, don't get to appreciate just how big the heavy horses are until you get right up next to one. The gentleman doing the talks throughout the day was very...More

Thank MrsE1
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a very interesting and informative day out this attraction is. The first thing you must do is arrive at the farm by 10:30 to hear the history of the various breeds of horses and the individual characters of those they have on show, you...More

1  Thank steve m
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic day out with the grandcildren , plenty to do and lots to keep us entertained .Loads of interesting information , thouroughly recommended .

2  Thank Raymond G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food from the cafe was un-acceptable, flys all over cafe, I could see the kitchen though the back where we were sat and saw them contaminating all surfaces with different foods - The animals were poorly treated one with a bleeding nose not being attended...More

Thank Summer L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting day out, very knowledgeable staff and it was great to see the horses. My family enjoyed feeding the horses most.q

Thank Colin W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took two horse mad little girls here, after reading the great reviews, and we were not disappointed. We arrived when the farm opened and stayed for 6 hours: we rode ponies, we rode carriages (big and small), we fed ponies, we groomed ponies, we (tentatively)...More

1  Thank Mrsdellers
Reviewed 6 days ago

The enthusiasm of the owners and staff was exceptional. I went reluctantly for the sake of the family. I would now go back again tomorrow if I was in the area.

1  Thank bobbH5326CD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on Tues 15th with our 10 & 14 yr old and grandparents. We live a long way away from each other and met up in the middle whilst we were on holiday in Dorset. I cannot say enough about how brilliant this place...More

1  Thank 3334MW
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was arranged specifically for my 86 year old mum on our recent trip to Dorset. Whilst not being a horse fanatic I was nevertheless interested to visit this attraction and to learn about the heavy horses. There is a large car park so it's...More

1  Thank nunn692
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Louisa V
7 August 2017|
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Response from JoanneS76 | Property representative |
Hello, unfortunately we do not allow careers in free of charge, due to the running cost we just simply couldn't afford to do this. Many other local attractions are the same. We are happy to supply receipts so if you are a... More
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Elisha C
10 July 2017|
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Pony riding is for children age 4 and over, this is to comply with health and safety regulations however younger ones won't miss out!.. A miniature pony and carriage ride is welcome to all smaller children. I hope this helps!
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Quinn C
9 May 2017|
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Response from vdubbman | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm sorry if this comes a bit late but I've had a look. I don't know where you would be going from, but I had a look at buses from Ringwood and there are options. It would take about 45 mins. They leave from Meeting... More
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