The Easter Bunny - hop on down!
There is something special about spring time, so hop on down to the farm! From Friday 7 - Monday 10 April 2023, the Easter bunny will be visiting along with family fun activities including professional face-painting. Please see our Facebook event for more information. Online booking is essential.
New for 2023 - Vintage Cart Display
As we mark our 20th year as a family run attraction, we wanted to present to you 'working life' so for 2023 we have welcomed a collection of horse-drawn work vehicles which are full of both history & beauty! Come along and discover the working horse era!
Dorset Tourism Awards 2022/23
2023 is our 20th year running the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park as an independent family business - which is much better described as a way of life! We were over the moon to have been presented the Silver Small Visitor Attraction of the Year award at the DTA ceremony held at Bovington Tank Museum on the 26 January and would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support.
Restoration Corner - Recently restored on the farm
From hand painted Wagons to restoring Old Vehicles, we undertake a range of restoration projects here on the farm. We have recently restored a Victorian hand-powered swinging chairs ride which has been enjoyed by many this season! Our 1927 Scammell Chain Drive Tanker has also been restored to it's former glory as 'Sir Basil' reaches almost 100 years of age.
Awaited Suffolk Foal - Sad news shared
We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been in touch after sharing the sad news of the expected foal. We are completely touched by your kindness and are truly humbled for the support. Sadly we were unable to welcome another Suffolk Punch this year but will not give up on our breeding programme in order to support the critically endangered Heavy Horses.
TripAdvisor - Travellers Choice 2022
We are a small family run attraction, our passion is to provide the best possible day out for every generation whilst doing all we can to protect the rare breed heavy horses. We are delighted to be recognised as a 5* rated visitor attraction as well as receiving the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2022 which provides worldwide recognition. We thank you for taking time to review your experiences with us!
Rascal - Receiving medical attention
Rascal recently suffered a very serious injury and has been receiving medical attention. This was an extremely testing time for us all as we had to face the harsh reality that this was something he may not recover from. As the months have passed, we are pleased he has made gradual improvement and is well on the road to recovery.
Dorset Horses, Adventure Play
Despite the many challenges the farm park faces due to Covid-19, we felt that we could not allow it stand in the way of delivering you the best day out we possibly can. We look forward to children embracing their sense of adventure with outdoor recreation during 2021 after months of isolation. Let's hope we have a brighter year ahead!
Suffolk Punch - Critically Endangered
Sadly, there are now less than 300 Suffolk Punches registered in the UK. The Suffolk Punch is the oldest breed of heavy horse to exist in its present form. It is vitally important that we not only look after the few which remain today and support the conservation of the Heavy Horse but also raise awareness.
Celebrating awards - a record year!
We were thrilled to have been awarded Gold for Small Attraction of the Year at the Dorset Tourism Awards and are South West Tourism Excellence Awards finalists. We have also being shortlisted for an awards scheme showcasing the very best in British Rural enterprise.
World War Trenches - 100 years on...
2018 marked 100 years since the ending of World War 1. Come along and visit the WW1 field trenches discovering a soldier’s life on the battle field and the story of the faithful war horse. A tribute to the lives lost, but not forgotten.
Excellence in Vintage Vehicle Attractions
2019 Innovation & Excellence Awards announced the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park winners of Excellence in Vintage Vehicle Attractions. We are passionate in protecting our history and educating our visitors on bygone days. It’s a trip down memory lane for some and a new experience for others!
A visit from JB Gill and CBeebies!
We pride ourselves in being an education centre for all age groups. We were delighted to have received a visit from CBeebies Down on the Farm. Presenter JB Gill enjoyed exploring some of our farm tractors whilst Iona, our Percheron mare was filmed ploughing the land.