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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - October half term seasonal celebrations

Seasonal Celebrations this October Half Term!

Join us this Autumn Half Term as we celebrate the season with special events, activities, cider and outdoor cooking from Mon 25 - Sunday 31 Oct. Wrap up and round up for pumpkin carving, lucky horse shoe painting and air rifle shooting and festive foods. Pre-booking is ESSENTIAL via our website.

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Suffolk Punch in foal

Our Suffolk Punch mare is in foal!

To support the critically endangered heavy breed we sent one of our beautiful mares (Abbey-Rose) to Devon where she stayed at Edgehill Rare Breeds Farm to be paired with a young stallion Suffolk Punch 'Holbeache Revel'. Vets have confirmed she is in foal as we expect a new arrival in June 2022!

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Tripadvisor Travellers Choice 2021 logo

TripAdvisor - Travellers Choice 2021

We were delighted to receive this worldwide recognition and would like to thank all our visitors for taking time out to review your experiences at the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park. We are grateful for all that have supported the Heavy Horses and a family run farm!

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Rascal

Meet Rascal - NEW ARRIVAL!

On Easter Sunday 2021 we welcomed 'Rascal' to the farm park. We are very pleased that he has settled in very well and is enjoying the company of all the other horses. He may not be as big as the heavies but he sure does make up for it in character! We look forward to you meeting him this season!

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Dorset Horses

NEW for 2021 - 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!

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Suffolk Punch horses

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.

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Award winners

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.

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - World War trench display

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.

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Vintage Displays

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!

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - CBeebies and JB Gill

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.

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Heavy Horses

Heavy Horses

Meet our rare breed Heavy Horses and learn about their history.

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Play Areas

Play Areas & Activities

Children can play on our range of fairground rides and play areas.

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Smokey Joe's Cafe

Smokey Joe's Café

Coffees, cakes, cream teas and home cooked hearty lunches.

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - How to Find Us

How to Find Us

Get directions and our address to plan for your journey.

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Certificate of Excellence for 10 Years Running!