If you want to visit a big-name family attraction and support a worthy cause at the same time the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park & Rescue Centre ticks all the boxes.
This sprawling activity farm and heavy horse rescue centre has plenty to keep the whole family entertained. There are tours, talks and displays, free heavy horse wagon rides, tractor and trailer rides and a detailed timetable of activities for you to meet and tend to the Centre’s resident heavy horses, donkeys, miniature ponies, rabbits, chickens, snow dogs and more. There is also a play area and a café and picnic spot.
Today, the Heavy Horse Centre is home to more than 20 rescued heavy horses who were once relied upon to provide “horse power” for transport, goods, in farming and industrial work. It is now the only rescue centre in the country and is working to ensure the 3,500 remaining heavy horses in the world are not the last.