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Redwings' new visitor centre in Aylsham

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17 August 2015 by Redwings Press Office

Donkeys Derek and Clive are spending a little time at our Horse Hospital as Clive is feeling a little poorly. We're hoping they'll be back at Redwings Aylsham very soon!

So much to do this summer at Redwings Aylsham!

Our summer of fun continues at our fabulous Aylsham visitor centre as we turn our attention to Redwings’ impressive larger residents, right up to September 4th.

The centre is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday and entry is completely free of charge!

Having already celebrated the wonderful characters of our donkeys and ponies in a fun-filled schedule of daily activities, it’s the turn of gorgeous horses, like Adoption Stars Gulliver and Maya, to take the limelight. Our hands-on activity sessions, guided walks and special demonstrations will help everyone to make the most of our fantastic residents and their home in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. Simply click here to download our day-by-day activity schedule to plan your trip.

Don’t forget our special Summer Club too! The club runs every Friday and gives children a chance to see behind the scenes at the UK’s largest horse charity, and find out how and why we care for so many amazing rescued horses and donkeys.

As if that wasn’t enough, Redwings is also holding a second-hand book fair at Aylsham from 21st – 24th and 28th – 31st August. Come and browse a huge range of donated books that will help us raise funds to care for our residents and help even more horses in need. With drinks and snacks on sale in our spacious visitor centre you don’t even need to wait to get home before enjoying a cuppa and getting stuck into your new reads!

And last but definitely not least, we will be celebrating Adoption Star Gulliver’s 9th birthday with his very own party on Sunday 30th August! This gorgeous and wonderfully sweet-natured chap will enjoy a day of pampering and well-deserved attention so please do come and help us make it a really special day and join in the party games too!

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. We hope to see you soon!


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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