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07 November 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Winter fun at Redwings Aylsham

It may be feeling wintery outside, but here at Redwings Aylsham our horsey residents are still waiting to meet you and we have some lovely treats in store for our visitors.

Throughout November we are offering daily Walk and Talk tours, where you will have the chance to meet our resident equines, including all our Adoption Stars, Gulliver, Maya, donkeys Wiggins and Wacko and our notorious herd of Shetlands, The Gangsters! Take the opportunity to find out a little more about our residents’ routine care and how they came to be at Redwings. Tours begin daily at midday.

Also, at 2pm every day we are offering pony grooming taster sessions! Sorry grown-ups, this one is just for the children. Our ponies enjoy a good groom, after all they do love to roll whatever the weather, and at this time of year it doesn’t take long for them to look a little muddy! Pony grooming sessions can be booked at the information centre on the day for a donation of £3

We are delighted to announce that an original pastel drawing of our beautiful Adoption Star Maya is now available for auction. If you would like to bring home a unique portrait of the lovely Maya, come along and place your bids! The portrait, and the current highest bid amount, will be on display at Redwings Aylsham throughout November. Auction forms are available from the visitor centre and bids will be accepted daily until 4pm on Sunday 30th November. Telephone bids will be accepted on Sunday 30th November only.

Every Monday and Friday throughout November we have a special Christmas shopping offer: after a wintery walkabout around our paddocks, come in and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee and a delicious mincemeat slice in our café when you spend £15 in our gift shop!

For more information about Redwings Aylsham’s winter activities and opening times, please ask at the visitor centre, email or call our visitor helpline on 0870 040 0033.

Please note: for pony grooming we have three places available each day for children a minimum of 5 years old. Sturdy, closed toe footwear must be worn, to protect little toes! All activities are subject to change.


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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