Redwings Ada Cole

Redwings Ada Cole is home to 90 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!

We are currently trialling the phased reopening of Redwings Ada Cole. 

Redwings Ada Cole will be welcoming back visitors on two weekends; Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th September, and Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th October.

However there have been some changes to ensure we keep you all safe! These include:

Our opening times have been reduced to between 10.30am and 3pm. 

Visitors must book a time slot for their arrival to ensure the number of people at the centres remains at a safe level at all times. You can book your slot here: (Please note that following the change in the law we are unable to take bookings for groups larger than six people. Thank you for your understanding).

Entry remains free but donations would be welcome towards the care of our lovely rescued residents.

There is a one-way route around the centre to help everyone maintain social distancing.

Our gift shop is open on a limited basis and we're providing a takeaway service of drinks and pre-packaged snacks from our cafe. 

To help protect our equine care teams, we're asking for now that visitors avoid touching our fencelines or horses. 

Find out more below and on our FAQs page here - we are so looking forward to welcoming you back!

Opening times
The weekends of Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th September, and Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th October, 10.30am - 3pm. Please book your tickets here:

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

The Nosebag Café and gift shop
The gift shop is open on a limited basis and the cafe is offering takeaway drinks and a limited range of pre-packaged snacks. All proceeds go towards funding the work of the Sanctuary. That means every time you buy something to eat, you are helping to keep our horses and donkeys fed too. What a great excuse to treat yourself to a piece of cake or an extra cup of tea!


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

Getting around
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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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.