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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

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Edmondsham Road, Verwood BH21 5RJ, England
+44 1202 824040
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Another fab day.

Another lovely day spent here with my grandson. It's his very favourite place to visit every school... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paula M
A day back in time and very hands on, dispite the bad weather.

I have visited the Heavy Horse Farm Park twice now and both time myself and the family have had a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
susana A
Ringwood, 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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  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bouncy castle” (106 reviews)
“tractor rides” (109 reviews)
“all ages” (101 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Edmondsham Road, Verwood BH21 5RJ, England
+44 1202 824040
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Reviewed yesterday

Another lovely day spent here with my grandson. It's his very favourite place to visit every school holiday.a very relaxing and enjoyable place to visit. Educational and fun. He loves it so much when we win lottery he wants to buy it!

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have visited the Heavy Horse Farm Park twice now and both time myself and the family have had a brilliant time! On our most recent visit, the weather wasn't the best to say the least, however everything was on. The staff (as friendly and...More

Thank susana A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my Mum and Dad, (I'm 43) had a great laugh, very informative and educational with a great sense of humour. Gorgeous horses with all the heavy breads represented, Shires, Clydesdales, Percheron, Ardennes, and the Suffolk punch. There really is something for everyone,...More

1  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our grandchildren aged 9 and 6 during the school holidays, they learnt such a lot and so did we. It was great fun but also educational. There is something going on continuously so make sure you plan to stay for the whole day....More

1  Thank Wenw00d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horses, play parks, bouncy castles, tractor rides, animals and so much more. Our girls, ages 2 and 5, had such a lovely day. The staff are so enthusiastic about the horses and giving the children a fun, and also informative time. They get to participate...More

1  Thank DionneFranks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited on a Sunday in September and really enjoyed our day. We started off feeding the horses by hand with little tubs of food that can be purchased for £1 each. We found them mannerly and used to snuffling food without...More

1  Thank Yorkshire_Bunny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The website trumpets on about DAILY rides and events, and the "News" section makes no reference at all to reduced opening hours. I am an accountant, I fully get the economics of why an organisation would reduce staff and costs out of peak season, but...More

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JoanneS76, Owner at Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Now you have calmed down from your hissy fit complaining you have wasted your time due to lack of research... Short of taking out an advertising campaign with the national press or advertising our opening times on prime time TV, or possibly dropping leaflets from...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Could of spent all day here what a lovely place you have the horses are stunning and very well looked after there beautiful. and was good too see different horses were used through the day on the cart. Staff were very friendly and polite and...More

2  Thank louisepayne1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 adults we had an amazing day seeing not only the beautiful horses but alpaca, guinea pigs, pigs, and so much more. We learnt so much from the talks, well given with a dash of humour. We spent the whole day there having taken our...More

1  Thank june w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved our visit today and meeting the horses. This is our second visit, we came last year whilst staying with relatives who live in Bournemouth. The owner was so enthusiastic about the farm and gave us a wonderful ride on a cart pulled by one...More

1  Thank dibandcol
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5 October 2017|
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Response from JoanneS76 | Property representative |
The farm parks opening hours / days are stated on ALL of our literature including: Leaflets, our website, google & Facebook. In relation to your review I do not appreciate your abusive and insulting comments towards our... More
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
Elisha C
10 July 2017|
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Response from JoanneS76 | Property representative |
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!