Reopening dates for Ada Cole, Oxhill and Mountains visitor centres

Following the successful reopening of our Norfolk visitor centres, we’re delighted to announce that we will now be trialling the phased reopening of our remaining centres.

Redwings Ada Cole in Essex, Redwings Oxhill in Warwickshire and Redwings Mountains in Forfar, Scotland, will be welcoming back visitors on the weekends of Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th September, and Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th October.

On these days, the centres will be open between 10.30am and 3pm.

Just like at our Norfolk centres, entry will only be permitted with pre-booked tickets for a specific time slot. Tickets are free but donations would be most welcome.

Visitor capacity has been reduced to ensure everyone can safely maintain a social distance so please book your tickets as soon as you can to avoid disappointment! You can make your bookings using the links below:

Redwings Ada Cole -

Redwings Oxhill -

Redwings Mountains -

A visit to our centres presents a lovely opportunity to enjoy time outdoors, meet our rescued residents, and see our work in action. However, like everyone, we are continuing to adjust to a ‘new normal’ and there are some changes and new rules which we must ask visitors to follow, including:

  • We will be asking visitors to try and limit their time at the centres to 60 – 90 minutes.
  • There will be one-way routes around the sites.
  • Play areas will unfortunately remain closed.
  • Cafes will be providing a takeaway service of hot and cold drinks and pre-packaged snacks.
  • There will be limited access to the gift shops.
  • Visitors should be prepared to wear face masks in line with the latest Government guidance.

We advise taking a look at the individual visitor centre pages on our website for more details about the facilities which will be available before travelling:

Redwings Ada Cole 

Redwings Oxhill 

Redwings Mountains 

We feel these measures will ensure the protection of our staff, while also giving our supporters the confidence that they can visit our horses and donkeys safely.

Thank you all for your incredible support and patience as we have carefully considered over these past weeks the safest ways we could welcome you back to our centres.

However, if you’re unable to visit one of our centres, remember you can still get your horsey fix by following our social media channels which we’re filling every day with images and videos from across the Sanctuary.

There are also plenty of ways you can support Redwings, aside from visiting! Click here to discover how you can help our horses without even leaving the house, or perhaps you’d like to take part in our Redwings Feed Run fundraiser which challenges you to complete a 10k your way to help feed our rescued residents this coming winter. 

We hope to see you soon!