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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 re-opens on 1 August 2020

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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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Certificate of Excellence for Eight Years Running

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WE'RE RE-OPENING ON 1 AUGUST 2020!

The Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park will be re-opening on Saturday 1 August 2020 at 10am.

Entry tickets are now available for sale

In order to welcome you back some changes have had to be made in order to comply with the latest government guidance. Pre-booking tickets is essential and some activities may be limited (such as heavy horse wagon rides and tractor trailer rides). Some activities may not be in operation at this time due to current regulations.

To meet the NHS Test and Trace programme requirements, we require the lead booker's contact information on ticket purchase. This data is only used in accordance with our privacy policy and for no other purpose.

Although we have had to make some changes to your visit, our ethos to provide you with a memorable and educational day out remains the same. We have done our very best to ensure we offer you as much as possible under the current circumstances.

We thank you for your understanding and thank you for supporting our family run attraction which is now one of the last Heavy Horse Centres left in Britain.