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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

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Address: Edmondsham Road, Verwood BH21 5RJ, England
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+44 1202 824040
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park offers a balanced educational and fun day out...

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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Fabulous place. Wish we lived closer.

We visited this place whilst on holiday last Autumn & we had the most brilliant day. After initiallly feeling that there was not a lot going on there, it quickly became apparent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2017
Bebeklove
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this place whilst on holiday last Autumn & we had the most brilliant day. After initiallly feeling that there was not a lot going on there, it quickly became apparent that there was a new surprise around every corner...tractor & trailer rides, excellent play area, go carts, bouncy castle, fun fair rides, talks, farm animals, the horses themselves...you... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Last visit for this season another lovely day here with granddaughters for end of season. Special themed week with barbecue, story telling in teepee, spooky barn,face painting,fancy dress, treasure hunt, plenty to do and of course all the gorgeous horses and animals, owners and staff all working very hard to give these animals the wonderful home they have. Little Grandchildren... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I took my 8 yr old daughter to this venue in late October on a school inset day. Despite that the place was busy, but not overwhelmingly. It is a small venue on a hill side, deep in the Dorset countryside. It is quite hard to to find so makesure you use the satnav as the lanes can be a... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We were unsure where to take our two grandchildren aged 8 & 10 during their half term break while visiting us from London. I Googled the top 10 best things to do in Dorset and the Heavy Horse Farm was listed. Not having raised our own children in the area I struggle to find new and exciting things for the... More 

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3 Thank gunner909
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Great place with lovely staff. Nice food in the cafe. Lots to see and do great day out. Have been many times never disappoints. Love the horses and the playground is fantasic.

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1 Thank Diane2477
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had Wonderfull day here at Halloween half term, so much to do grandson of 7 years in fancy dress fed the farm animals here,enjoyed a treasure hunt,helped drive the wagon ride,fed more than once the horses ,took so many photos then found time to have a lovely meal in Smokey Joe's This is such a great place for Adults,Children alike... More 

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2 Thank Chaz B
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went to this attraction with visiting friends and family over the half term break. The age range of children was from 2 to 8. We had a fantastic day! Lots of attractions on site, along with a timetable of hands on activities, including feeding and holding some of the animals and talks about the horses that have been rescued.... More 

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2 Thank Sam G
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A great day out with three youngsters aged between 9 and 16. All of them enjoyed the hands-on experience with the animals as well as spending a little time on the other entertainment. All the staff were very informative and helpful and encouraged participation. Would recommend this on a day when it's not raining. A plus for the adults was... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here for the first time in half-term, what a lovely little place. A really family run feel to the place and all the staff are really passionate about what they do. There is a serious if activities on a timetable for both adults and children & lots for the children to get involved in. Breakfast baps cooked over a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Excellent educational day out with the kids. Owners and staff very friendly and nothing too much trouble. Very relaxed and informal setting where anything goes really in terms of keeping the kids happy and making sure everyone has a great time. Throughly recommend for all ages

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