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03 September 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Have an Awesome Autumn at Aylsham!

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, our Aylsham visitor centre in North Norfolk has a packed schedule for you and your family to enjoy this Autumn.

Each weekend, from the 25th October to the 2nd November, you’ll be able to join in with our “Awesome Autumn quiz trail” around the visitor centre, walk and talk tours to meet our horsey and donkey residents, and fascinating handling demonstrations.

We’re also offering daily pony grooming taster sessions for children over five years old with the help of some of our adorable Shetlands! Spaces are limited to three children per session so be sure to book your place early from the information centre*.

As an exciting change to usual proceedings, Redwings Aylsham is opening its doors on Wednesday 29th October from 6.45-9pm so you can experience the centre after dark! Here, you’ll get to meet our residents and learn about the care they receive as the nights draw in. Spaces are limited to this special event, so be sure to book your place early via the information centre. There will also be fun activities taking place inside the information centre and hot drinks available from the cafe to warm up after your night-time exploration!

Similarly, on Tuesday 28th October, we'll be holding a tack sale from 10am to 2pm, so be sure to come along and check out our wares!

Finally, on Friday 31st and Saturday 1st November, be prepared to don your best fancy dress costume for a fun-filled day of spooky goings on; including a “Creepy things” talk and “Horsey trick or treats”! At the end of each day, Redwings mascot Red will judge the fancy dress to crown the best dressed supporter!

For more information about Redwings Aylsham’s awesome Autumn activities, simply pop into the centre, email or call us on 0870 040 0033.

* Pony grooming carries a £3 donation charge and sturdy footwear is to be worn.


Redwings Aylsham, Norfolk

In the heart of North Norfolk

Redwings Aylsham Visitor Centre is a beautiful site in the heart of the North Norfolk countryside and is home to some of Redwings’ loveable residents, like beautiful adoption stars Maya, Gulliver, the ever mischievous ‘Gangster’ Shetlands, and adorable donkeys Wiggins and Wacko.

This free to enter visitor attraction is currently open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am to 4pm. That’s plenty of time to get some cuddles in with our furry friends.

Our grand opening took place on Saturday April 27th 2013 with special guest Kate Ford, aka Tracy Barlow from Corrie! Read more and see pics from the day here...

What to do

As well as having many stunning horses and ponies, the site has a café serving delicious refreshments, a gift shop selling fantastic momentos of your day, and a well equipped children’s play area. Our farm staff are also on hand to answer any of your horsey questions, they also offer walking tours and horse care demos…

What you think

Some feedback from our visitors … “Visited the new Aylsham centre last week. We have to say it looks brilliant and the welcome we received from the staff was wonderful. Although we're from Derbyshire we do visit the area regularly and will be back again in 2013.”… “Lovely spacious entry and café, really impressed. Will definitely visit again!”… “Will definitely be back! Lovely that dogs are welcome too. We are so lucky to have you on our doorstep.”… "Absolutely beautiful site – we are so proud to sponsor Gulliver and the new location.”

Getting around

Some of the paddocks are accessible although may be difficult to navigate in adverse weather conditions. There is a fully accessible, purpose built stable facility where ponies can be brought in and groomed, there is also a fully accessible WC as well as disabled parking.


Group bookings

Group Bookings

We welcome groups at our centres! To find out more about making a group booking to Redwings Aylsham, please click here.

Review Redwings Horse Sanctuary

How to find us

Spa Lane, Aylsham, Norfolk just off the A140 junction at Henry Page Road, NR11 6UE. Follow the brown signs!

Opening times

The centre is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free!

For visitors with a disability
Download our access statement here.


  • Disabled Parking

  • Disabled Toilets

  • Free Parking

  • Keep Dogs on Lead

  • Gift Shop

  • Children's Area

  • Refreshments

  • Picnic

Visitor Helpline

If you have a question or special requirement please telephone our Visitor Helpline on 0870 040 0033.

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