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01 August 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Get set for summer at Redwings Aylsham!

We’re really excited about the summer holidays and we’ve got a packed schedule of events, activities and demonstrations for you to join in with and enjoy the horsey fun!

Redwings Aylsham will be open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am to 4pm during the school holidays with different themes running throughout the summer to help us make the most of our wonderful variety of equine residents. These include:  

1st – 14th August: We Love Donkeys! Who can resist these beautiful long-eared creatures?! Not to mention donkey duo Wiggins and Wacko!

15th August – 4th September: We Love Horses! Our impressive larger residents take centre stage for the final three weeks, so come along to meet beautiful Maya and handsome Gulliver!

Each day we will be offering themed activities including hands-on grooming sessions, quizzes, creative crafts, demonstrations and guided tours, so download the week-by-week activity schedules to plan your summer holidays trip here.

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, we are also delighted to be launching our Redwings Aylsham Summer Club for children aged 5-16! The club will run every Friday during the summer holidays and offers a hands on, behind-the-scenes look at how we care for our Redwings’ residents. Although these fun sessions are recommended for children, the whole family is welcome to join in! To download more information about our Summer Club click here.

There’s so much to see and do at Redwings this summer. Whether you’re a regular visitor or only just discovering us, there is sure to be something for everyone over the coming weeks and with free entry and parking it’s a perfect opportunity to come and explore!

For more information just pop into the centre or ring 0870 040 0033. Please note that spaces are limited for some activities and a suggested donation applies.


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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