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16 April 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Celebrate with beautiful Maya this May!

Our very own Black Beauty, Maya, is turning 11 and you’re all invited to her fun-filled, free birthday party on Sunday 17th May at Redwings Aylsham!

This stunning Friesian mare will enjoy a day of well-deserved pampering and cuddles with her fans during a special birthday parade. Maya hasn’t always been centre of attention sadly as she was one of seven horses rescued from severe neglect in 2010. Seeing lovely Maya today it is hard to imagine the poor health and unhappiness she has experienced in her past. But thanks to Redwings and all our lovely supporters, Maya is now full of life and ready to celebrate!

Party guests will be able to enjoy a special birthday quiz, tombola, pass the parcel and watch Maya enjoying her very own horse-tastic birthday cake! There are also more than 40 other characterful rescued residents to meet, from tiny Shetlands to athletic Thoroughbreds and even lovely long-eared donkeys!

As if that wasn’t enough, the centre has a well-stocked gift shop and serves hot and cold drinks and snacks in the lovely rural setting. Visitors can also enjoy guided walks and even learn about the wildlife the beautiful site is home to. Everyone is assured a warm welcome and a great family day out, and entry is completely free! Why not help us celebrate Maya’s birthday and make the most of Redwings newest visitor centre?

Redwings Aylsham is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am – 4pm all year round. For more information about and timings of Maya's birthday party pop into the centre, call our visitor helpline 0870 040 0033 or download the activity schedule for her party here.


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.

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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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