Redwings Aylsham

Situated in idyllic Norfolk countryside, Redwings Aylsham is home to almost 90 residents including real-life Black Beauty Maya, donkey duo Wiggins and Wacko, and Redwings’ notorious herd of Shetlands, "The Gangsters". In February 2019 we were awarded a special accolade from Visit England for our 'outstanding welcome' and in April 2019 we were voted the Muddy Stilettos Best Family Attraction in Norfolk so we do hope you will feel very much at home with us!

The visitor centre is open!

Redwings Aylsham is currently welcoming visitors on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 4pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Daily opening will begin on 22nd July and run throughout July, August and September. Bookings are advisable via Eventbrite but not essential so do come along and see us!

While the majority of compulsory Covid rules have now been lifted, we are continuing to ask supporters to pre-book time slots for their visits to ensure the number of people at the centre remains at a controlled level at all times and to help keep our horse care team safe.

Tickets can be booked by clicking here.

Special Adoption Star birthday weekends are taking place on the following dates:

Friday 29th July - Monday 1st August - Adoption Stars "The Gangsters" birthday weekend

Friday 26th August - Monday 29th August - Adoption Star Gulliver's birthday weekend

If you would like to organise a visit on behalf of a school or youth group, please email education@redwings.co.uk so we can discuss your needs.

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

Please note: Unfortunately for safety reasons the children's play area is temporarily closed. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

We're Good To Go certificate.pdf

To help you get the most out of your day with us, click here to download a free guide to visiting Redwings Aylsham.

And if you've enjoyed your time at Redwings Aylsham, don't forget to leave a review on our Tripadvisor page!

How to find us
Just 12 miles from the centre of Norwich, Redwings Aylsham is situated off the A140 junction at Henry Page Road, Aylsham. Postcode: NR11 6UE.

Gulliver's 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! 

Facilities

Disabled parking
Disabled toilets
Free parking
Dogs on leads welcome
Gift shop
Children's play area
Gulliver's Cafe

Getting around
Most paddocks are accessible, although some may be difficult to navigate in adverse weather conditions. The wildlife walk is also primarily a grass track and so can be difficult to navigate. 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. View our access statement.

Getting here 

By public transport: Our nearest bus stops are at Motel, Norwich Road, 0.6 miles, 12 min or Howard Way, Henry Page Road, 0.5 miles, 10 min.

By bike: Bure Valley Path, Marriott’s Way – turn south (away from Aylsham Town Centre) onto Cawston Road from the West. Head to Henry Page Road, B1145. Keep going until you see Spa Lane on your right. Turn into Spa Lane and left into the Redwings entrance, clearly signposted.

Hungate Street from the East. Head to Henry Page Road, B1145. Turn right, and immediately left onto Spa Lane. Turn left into the Redwings entrance, which is clearly signposted.

A bike rack is located to the right of the Welcome Centre door.

Hooks for hanging wet gear are located behind the balcony staircase.

Information for cyclists is located behind the reception desk. Please ask.

Our centres

Ada Cole, Essex

Broadlands
Epping Road
Roydon
Nazeing
Essex
EN9 2DH

Further details and opening times for Redwings Ada Cole

Aylsham, Norfolk

Spa Lane
Aylsham
Norfolk
NR11 6UE

Further details and opening times for Redwings Aylsham

Caldecott, Norfolk

Caldecott Hall
Beccles Road
Fritton
Norfolk
NR31 9EY

Further details and opening times for Redwings Caldecott

Mountains, Scotland

Milton of Ogil
Glenogil
Forfar
Angus
DD8 3SQ

Further details and opening times for Redwings Mountains

Oxhill, Warwickshire

Banbury Road
Kineton
Banbury
Warwickshire
CV35 0RP

Further details and opening times for Redwings Oxhill

 

Redwings Aylsham

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Visitor helpline

If you have a question or special requirement for your visit to one of our centres, please telephone 01508 505246 (this number is manned from 9am to 4pm seven days a week).

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.