Redwings Ada Cole

Redwings Ada Cole is home to over 70 horses, ponies and donkeys, including handsome Gelderlander Zippy, cheeky donkey Del Boy, lovely Shetland pony Tinkerbell and rock ‘n’ roll pony Elvis – not forgetting Redwings’ tiniest resident, Teeny Tucker!

Visitors can enjoy walking tours and horse care demonstrations, followed by hot drinks and tasty bakes from the café. There is also an on-site gift shop offering a range of souvenirs, all proceeds from which support the hundreds of horses in our care.

You can view our full schedule of Easter activities here.

Update: Adoption Star Del Boy and his pal Jessie are currently spending a little time at our Horse Hospital to be checked over for some lameness issues. We wish them a speedy recovery and hope to welcome them back to Ada Cole soon!

Please be aware that there are currently roadworks taking place near to the entrance of Redwings Ada Cole so you may experience some delays getting in and out of the visitor centre. 

Opening times
Open all year round, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). Entry is completely free! 

How to find us
Redwings Ada Cole is situated on the B181, near Nazeing, Essex EN9 2DH

The Nosebag Café
Check out what's on our menu before you visit by clicking here! Please note, menus are subject to change.


Disabled parking
Disabled toilets
Free parking
Dogs on leads welcome
Gift shop
Picnic area

Getting around
Some pathways may be restricted or alternative walkways around the site may be in place over the next few months due to essential fence repairs being carried out. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. There is a fully accessible WC and plenty of onsite parking. View our access statement.

Our centres

Ada Cole, Essex

Epping Road

Further details and opening times for Redwings Ada Cole

Aylsham, Norfolk

Spa Lane
NR11 6UE

Further details and opening times for Redwings Aylsham

Caldecott, Norfolk

Caldecott Hall
Beccles Road
NR31 9EY

Further details and opening times for Redwings Caldecott

Mountains, Scotland

Milton of Ogil

Further details and opening times for Redwings Mountains

Oxhill, Warwickshire

Banbury Road
CV35 0RP

Further details and opening times for Redwings Oxhill


Ada Cole Centre

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Meet our Adoption Stars

Visitor helpline

If you have a question or special requirement for your visit to one of our centres, please telephone our visitor helpline on 0870 040 0033

Group bookings

We welcome group visits to our centres! Click here to find out more. We also offer tailored educational visits. See our teachers section to find out more.