Redwings Ada Cole

Redwings Ada Cole is home to 80 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!

The visitor centre will be opening from Friday 30th April on a limited basis.

We will be offering the opportunity for supporters to book private visits on Fridays and Mondays. To enquire about a visit to Redwings Ada Cole on these days, please email

Redwings Ada Cole will also be opening to the public one weekend per month, with the first taking place on Saturday 29th May - Sunday 30th May.

We are asking supporters to pre-book time slots for their visits on these weekends to ensure the number of people at the centre remains at a safe level at all times. You can book your ticket here:

Entry remains free but we'd love visitors to consider making a donation towards the care of our rescued residents.

During your visit to Redwings Ada Cole we will ask you to adhere to the following measures: 

Please keep to a one-way route around the centre to help everyone maintain social distancing.

Hand sanitiser stations will be available across the site.

There will be access to our gift shop (in accordance with Government guidance at the time) and the Nosebag cafe will be selling drinks and pre-packaged snacks to takeaway.

Please wear face coverings in indoor areas.

Opening times
We will be offering private visits on Fridays and Mondays, by appointment only, from Friday 30th April. To enquire about a visit, please email

Redwings Ada Cole will also be opening for one weekend per month, starting Saturday 29th May. Book your entry ticket here:

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

The Nosebag Café and gift shop
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

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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.