Visitors Looking For A Different Day Out with Entertainment, Excitement and Education Should Travel to Rural Lincolnshire and Visit .
The Attraction In The U.K. With The Truly Unique "Hands On" Animal Experience.
"Many previous visitors have likened this to "swimming with dolphins"!"
WHERE ELSE DO YOU HAVE TO BOOK A PLACE TO VISIT A FARM?
QUITE RIGHT, IT'S NORMALLY UNHEARED OF . BUT THIS FARM IS NOT THE USUAL VISIT!
For a start the whole Centre is a charity to care for older and handicapped horses. It has a very limited budget and is run entirely by volunteers!
There are small ponies
for small people too, BUT children have to be strictly supervised at all
times. And STRICT means STRICT!
(Visitors of a more
nervous disposition should not be put off. They can watch at a safe distance.
Safety of the visitors
is paramount; therefore numbers on the programme are strictly limited.
Morning/All Day visitors stay in a group until lunchtime at 1.15pm.
This is for those that wish to walk around on their own.
There is access to horses, but more limited and no grooming or conducted talks.
It is still possible to touch and stroke the big horses and some of the ponies. There is also access to the vehicle workshop/museum, building, audio tour of the vehicles and a half-hour video display of the horses at work and at home.
The afternoon session
begins at 1.15pm the same time as lunch is served in the tea-room.
Afternoon visitors are not allowed in the stable yard beyond the visitor Centre.
The whole area is wheelchair friendly, the site is level and there is no need for those who are not good on their legs to walk very far at all.
AT ANY TIME DURING
A VISIT "FEEDING THE HORSES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED"
This is what most
visitors come for.
There is only a maximum of three to four rides during the afternoon; this depends on the fitness of the horses and the drivers!
Pre booking for this experience is recommended at all times!
Care costs of big
horses is not cheap and of course is 24 hours and every day of the year.
(The Long standing Courage Shire Horse Centre at Maidenhead has closed and is selling all its horses and equipment in March.)
As a sanctuary we have a permanent and "long standing" commitment to our resident animals, but we have to earn that income to pay the bills.
Families, no matter what their taste in entertainment, have to travel further to visit Centres that offer something very different.
All in all we believe
we offer a thrilling experience to those who wish to spend all day here.
At the same time, for those who want a shorter programme, the afternoon will suit them, too!
We sincerely hope that everyone who loves animals will take this chance to see some of these magnificent animals that played such an important part in our history and heritage!
OUR 2002 SEASON BEGINS ON "GOOD FRIDAY"
N.B. This part of
Lincolnshire has a wealth of other family attractions very close together.