Things to do at Dorset Heavy Horse Farm review
The Dorset Heavy horse farm is an award-winning farm park and it is a family-friendly attraction which is home to over 20 rare-breed heavy horses, blacksmith displays, animals you can pet, vintage trucks and more.
At the farm, you can meet their rare breed heavy horses and learn all about their important role in history through talks and demonstrations. They also have a display of vintage trucks, wagons, blacksmith’s workshops, harness makers and there’s even a static canal display. Plus a recreated World War I field trench, colliery pit ponies and a vintage cider press.
The farm is home to lots of animals eager to meet you. Interaction and hands-on learning are encouraged. There are daily feeding tours or you can feed the animals at your leisure. There are both rescued animals and rare breeds. Animals include horses, ponies, donkeys, alpacas and pigs. Plus goats, sheep, rabbits, birds and more. Hands-on activities include pony grooming, stroking sessions, miniature pony carriage rides and heavy horses carriage rides.
There is a range of adventure play areas including vintage fairground rides, a play park with zip wire, play barn, straw mountain play barn and sandpits. They also have toy town pedal tractors, an undercover pedal go-cart arena and a drop slide.
Your visit includes FREE : Heavy Horse draw carriage Rides, Tractor and Trailer rides, Tractor driving – ” Drive a real Tractor! Miniature pony and cart rides, Children’s fairground rides.
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FAQ and Further Information – Dorset Heavy Horse Farm
Is there food and drink available?
Smokey Joe’s Cafe serves hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Heritage farm with heavy horses, plenty of animals you can feed and stroke, vintage displays with recreated scenes, fairground rides, adventure play, go-carts and more. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £11.75, children 3-15 are £10.75. Under 2s are free and other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is on-site parking.
When are they open?
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm is open from April to October. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs are permitted on a lead. Please note that there are some parts of the farm where they are not permitted.
Are they accessible?
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