Learn about the largest horse sanctuary in the UK at their centre in Warwickshire. Tours, demonstrations and horses, ponies and donkeys to meet.
Banbury Road, Oxhill, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV35 0RP
Tel: 0870 040 0033
Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Outdoor Activities
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
One of the lovely free places to go in Warwickshire is Redwings Oxhill Visitor Centre, located ten miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon. Redwings Oxhill is currently home to over 80 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys. Look out for the ’The Breakfast Club’, a group of friendly cobs so called because each one is named after breakfast items, curious cob Rumpel, cheeky Shetland Wensley and a whole herd of donkeys!
Staff at the centre offer regular ’Walk and Talk’ tours and horse care demonstrations, while the Information Centre provides an opportunity to find out a little more about all things horsey.
On site there is a cafe providing tasty refreshments as well as a gift shop for souvenirs of your visit. All proceeds from sales go towards supporting the hundreds of equines in the charity’s care. Dogs on leads are welcome at all of Redwings’ visitor centres. There is a picnic area and the site is pushchair and wheelchair friendly. Visitors are advised to wear sturdy shoes for their visit.
The largest horse sanctuary in the United Kingdom, Redwings cares for a total of over 1,500 ponies, donkeys and mules at their sanctuary sites. An additional 500 animals live out following successful rehoming. Every year the charity rescues 150 animals. Why not adopt one of the residents and help Redwings with its work? Redwings’ story began with the rescue of a pony called Sheba from a dealer in 1978.
Open all year round, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). Entry is completely free!
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