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 has reopened!

Redwings Aylsham is welcoming visitors every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10.30am - 4pm. Paddock walks will close at 3pm, but the cafe and gift shop will remain open until 4pm.

And, from Thursday 1st July, we'll be welcoming visitors every day until the end of August!

Visitors are asked to book a time slot for their arrival to ensure the number of people at the centre remains at a safe level at all times.

Tickets can be booked here:

Friday 25th June to Monday 28th June:

Thursday 1st July to Saturday 31st July:

Sunday 1st August to Tuesday 31st August:

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

During your visit to Redwings Aylsham 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.

The play areas and Red's Shed will remain closed for now.

There will be access to our gift shop (in accordance with Government guidance at the time) and Gulliver's Café will be serving drinks and snacks, as well as stone baked pizzas with a variety of toppings! 

Please wear face coverings in indoor areas.

Redwings is accredited by VisitBritain for our approach to keeping you safe during your visit.

We're Good To Go certificate.pdf

Please note: Patch from cheeky Adoption Star group The Gangsters is currently spending some time at the Horse Hospital, where he's receiving treatment for locking stifles. We hope to welcome him back to Redwings Aylsham soon!

Opening times
Redwings Aylsham is open every Friday to Monday, 10.30am - 4pm. Book your tickets here:

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! 


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.

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


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 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.