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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Taya Street with Abby Rose and her foal, Lily Rose

This award-winning park is recognised as both a family attraction and conservation centre for over 20 rare breed Heavy Horses. We provide an experience you won’t find elsewhere and making your day trip educational and entertaining is our aim - whether you're a family group, grandparent or young couple.

Let us take you on a journey learning how heavy horses faithfully served man for thousands of years. Carrying soldiers into battle, transporting goods up and down the country, hauling barges and tirelessly ploughing lands.

  • Scenic Heavy Horse drawn carriage rides
  • Captivating talks delivered with passion
  • Pony riding & miniature pony carriage rides
  • Tractor & trailer rides down the valley
  • Drive a real farm tractor!
  • Collection of vintage trucks and caravans
  • Feed the friendly farm animals
  • Engaging daily tours and displays
  • Smokey Joe's Café
  • Extensive play areas

The Park is currently closed

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Our Horses

Meet our rare breed Heavy Horses whilst learning about their important role in history with talks and demonstrations.

Visiting Us

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Three horses in their stable

As one of the very last heavy horse parks remaining, visiting us is a unique and rare opportunity to experience what you can't elsewhere.

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What's On

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Children riding in a cart

Our park has been designed so the whole family can visit, with something for everyone to enjoy and learn from displays and talks delivered with passion.

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Our Shop

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Duck posing at the camera

Support the farm park and become a partner, adopt a Heavy Horse and buy gift vouchers. You can buy entry tickets online, beating the queues on entry.

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CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Although we are approaching our opening date for the season, we can now confirm the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park will be closed until further notice.

There is nothing more important than keeping you, your family and friends safe as well as our staff, horses and animals homed on the farm.

Without a doubt this will be a challenging time for us all, but we will get through it. During the period of which the schools are closed, we will try our best to support you with educational updates.

Parents and carers, if you a studying a farm related topic at home which you feel we can help with, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We promise to help you anyway we can!

This post comes with a heavy heart as each season we all look forward to seeing both new and regular faces. We will continue to work on the farm park so that when this is all over, we will be here ready to welcome you!