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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm - Rides



As featured on BBC TV this award-winning park is one of Dorset’s best days out! Home to the Rare Breed Heavy Horses - A day trip designed to involve the whole family!

That’s right, enjoyment for EVERY age group! We will take you back to the yester years… So hop aboard the Heavy Horse Carriage ride and explore transport from days gone by, take a trip down the valley on the tractor and trailer and admire some of Dorset’s finest scenery.

Feeling brave? Why not have a go at driving a REAL tractor and really experience ‘farm life’.

Adults can discover the history of the War Horse, learn about the rare breeds and how we were once reliant on horse power in daily displays and talks delivered with passion!

Explore exhibits from days gone by and a stunning collection of vintage Showman’s Wagons & Haulage Vehicles as part of the ‘Heavy Horse to Heavy Haulage display.’

Alongside this, admire beautiful Romany Bow tops and listen in on the culture of their horses, wagons and way of life - a fascinating step back in time!

Children will be full of excitement when they get can get stuck in with feeding the friendly farm animals in farm yard tours, digging and planting in the farmers garden, grooming ponies and close encounters in pet’s corner with guines pig and rabbits!

Discover all creatures great and small and learn about the working horses that pulled boats and delivered milk with the farm keeper.

Little ones will love being taken around the park in a miniature pony and cart!  ‘A hands-on trip down memory lane with so much to learn.’

We believe in the balance of education and fun so laugh and play on the bouncy castle, go-carts, play park, vintage fairground rides, pedal tractors, straw barns and much more!

This is a unique & rare opportunity being one of the very last Heavy Horse Parks remaining!

DON’T miss out on a marvellous and memorable day for the whole family!

Coffees, Cakes, Cream teas and home-cooked food… Indulge in hearty lunches in Smokey Joe’s Western Café, eat & drink within a quirky fun atmosphere! This day trip guarantees to NOT break the bank…

All activities and rides are included in the entry with the one exception to pony riding which operates weekends and school holidays.

New for 2018 ‘Soldiers war trenches!’ Come and explore life as a solider!

FREE Car & Coach Parking, Disabled Access, Toilets, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Dog Friendly, Gift & Souvenir shop

Opening Times

* OPEN 10am-4pm 30th March – 28th October / Closed Mondays outside of school holidays/ Open bank holiday Mondays / October open Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sundays and ALL of half term.


  • Dorset Heavy Horse Centre
BH21 5RJ
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Tel01202 824040


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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