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Christmas opening times: This festive season, Redwings Oxhill is closed Friday 26th December, but normal winter opening times resume from Saturday 27th December.

11 December 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Christmas comes early for Redwings’ residents

Pets at Home gives our rescue horses and donkeys a festive treat.

Every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas, don’t miss the chance to meet Santa Red!

Redwings Oxhill has been selected to be the lucky recipient of donations from the Stratford-Upon-Avon Pets at Home Christmas appeal – Santa Paws!

From the 1st to the 24th December, customers of the Stratford store can choose to donate a Christmas meal to a Redwings horse or donkey by adding 50p to their bill, through the Pets at Home “Give a Pet a Christmas Dinner” drive. Alternatively, customers can purchase a gift for the Sanctuary’s residents or join in with a host of fun in-store activities – including a visit from Redwings’ very own mascot, Red! 

The Santa Paws appeal will come as an extra special gift to the Redwings residents who are spending the festive period in veterinary care. The dedicated Redwings veterinary and horse care team are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week – even at Christmas – to ensure the poorliest horses and donkeys have everything they need, and with the “Give a Pet a Christmas Dinner” appeal you can help too!

To make a donation via the Santa Paws appeal and to give Redwings’ residents a special Christmas gift, simply pop into the Stratford-Upon-Avon Pets at Home store: Unit C Maybird Shopping Park, Birmingham Road, CV37 0HZ.

If you didn’t get a chance to meet our mascot Red at Pets at Home, fear not! Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to noon until Christmas, Red will be donning his Santa hat and welcoming young visitors to his grotto where they’ll receive a lucky dip gift, as well as a voucher for a fairy cake and squash drink! Tickets to Santa Red’s Stable Grotto are available for £2 at the gift shop on the day.

Finally, for those still looking for that perfect Christmas gift, on Monday 15th December why not pop in to Redwings Oxhill for some ‘after hours’ Christmas shopping. Our farm gates close at 4pm but you can linger longer to enjoy shopping in our cosy visitor centre, and don’t forget to treat yourself to a FREE tea or coffee and scrumptious mincemeat slice when you spend £15 or over.

There’s also still time to sponsor a Redwings horse or donkey as a gift for your friends and family this Christmas. A year’s membership to our Adoption Club costs just £12.50. In return, your loved one will receive a certificate, plus twice yearly updates and photographs from their new best friend and even an invitation to their birthday party! All the funds we raise go directly towards helping care for your chosen adoption star and their friends. Redwings Oxhill is home to five of our Adoptions Stars: Wensley, Dylan, Rumpel, Major and The Oxhill Donkeys, who can be visited here free of charge.

And that’s not all, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, if you purchase a standard (postal) adoption pack before 31st December 2014 we'll include 12 months free access to your chosen Adoption Star’s online diary! To choose your Adoption Star to sponsor, please click here. 

For more information about our winter activities at Redwings’ Oxhill, please enquire at the centre, call our visitor helpline on 0870 040 0033 or email

Please note: Our playground is currently out of action while we make some repairs, we are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and hope it will be open again very soon!



Oxhill Visitor Centre, Warwickshire

Donkeys and Dinkys!

This lovely visitor centre has been granted VAQAS status (Quality Assured Visitor Attraction) and is home to adoption equines Major, Rumpel, Dylan, The Oxhill Donkeys and dinky pony Wensley along with more than 50 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys who would just love to make your acquaintance!

What to do

There are regular guided tours of the centre and demonstrations of horse care given by the equine centre staff as well as the chance to cuddle the residents of course!

The centre also has a gift shop, information centre and café on site, serving sandwiches, toasties and delicious cake. We also have picnic areas for visitors to bring their own food if they so choose (please be aware we do not have an undercover area for picnics). Our children's play area is currently undergoing some repairs, but we hope it will be up and running soon.

What you think

Some feedback from our visitors … “So glad there are people in the world like you, that care”… “A great day out. Well done!”… “Lovely family day out, fantastic work you do. Loved it!!!”

Getting around

The centre is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with a concrete pathway through the middle of the site. There is a wheelchair available for loan. The site has an accessible WC and plenty of parking. Some of our picnic tables are suitable for wheelchairs too. We suggest that visitors wear sturdy shoes!


Group bookings

Group Bookings

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

How to find us

On the A422 in Warwickshire CV35 0RP, 10 miles south of Stratford upon Avon.

Opening times

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am to 4pm during winter months. Entry is free!

Closed Friday 26th December for Boxing Day.


For visitors with a disability
Download our access statement here.


  • Disabled Parking

  • Disabled Toilets

  • Free Parking

  • Keep Dogs on Lead

  • Gift Shop

  • 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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