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Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre

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Ford & Etal Estate Nr Heatherslaw | B6354, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD12 4TR, England
+44 1890 820601
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Beautiful horses and a great welcome.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the heavy horse farm and were lucky enough to see the farrier... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
loisf50
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Tayport, United Kingdom
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Delightful and Tranquil

we were staying at Haven Berwick and noticed the Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre from TripAdvisor... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
brian-lfc75
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Liverpool
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Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, is a traditional old working farm museum. Get up & personal with the resident gentle giants, the Clydesdales, learn their history and browse through an extensive museum collection of old working farm machinery and associated memorabilia. The Centre does not charge for admission but is ran as a not for profit organisation and donations are welcomed- all monies donated are directed back into the centre for its upkeep and the welfare of the horses, as Hay Farm is also a registered rescue Centre for heavy horses. The centre is largely undercover and is wheelchair friendly. Dogs are welcome on leads. Refreshments are available from the gift shop and homemade picnics can be supplied by prior arrangement. Group/ Large Parties are welcomed, please book for guided tours. Coaches welcome. Each third Sunday of the month visitors are able to peruse around the Farmers Market. THE CENTRE IS CLOSED ON A MONDAY EXCEPT FOR BANK HOLIDAYS THE CENTRE WAS SHOWN ON BBC COUNTRYFILE IN APRIL AND ALSO WAS RUNNER UP IN THE WOW AWARDS FOR BEST TOURIST ATTRACTION.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ford & Etal Estate Nr Heatherslaw | B6354, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD12 4TR, England
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+44 1890 820601
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"beautiful horses"
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"gentle giants"
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"shire horses"
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"horse drawn"
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"running costs"
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"well worth a visit"
in 29 reviews
"no charge"
in 11 reviews
"love horses"
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"cake"
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"rare breed pigs"
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"donation box"
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"please leave a donation"
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"small donation"
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"lovely homemade"
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"light railway"
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"delicious home"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the heavy horse farm and were lucky enough to see the farrier busy fitting shoes to on of the lovely horses. These are truly big gentle giants. It was so nice to see baby Elvis their newest arrival too....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

we were staying at Haven Berwick and noticed the Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre from TripAdvisor, first impressions are impressive, the way the owner comes out to greet you in the well maintained carpark, just to see if you've been before, and gives you details...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the farm with my 7 year old son. We had a great day out despite him thinking he would be scared of big horses. The staff were lovely, the little museum has some interesting pieces and the horses are beautiful. You can buy a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place to see especially with children who appreciate the horses well worth a visit and partake of a cuppa and home mafe cake

Thank JenniferS1409
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Viv-MHHA, Owner at Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.....please come and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great information and advertising information which over played the actual visit. Book your coach ride online as they were all booked when we arrived. Good array of farm implements well displayed. Excellent info re the horses and nice to watch them being harnessed. Enlightening film...More

Thank Alan O
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Viv-MHHA, Owner at Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Many thanks for leaving a review- we appreciate your feedback. Your are right to advise other visitors to book their coach trip before arriving as they are indeed very popular, but we do run the carriage for short trips in the afternoon, with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's free to go and see the farm animals and horses, there is a donation box for you to contribute to the running of the centre. The horses were lovely and there was a little foal named Elvis who was adorable. There's a little cafe...More

Thank juliedobson66
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Viv-MHHA, Owner at Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the centre

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great visit today to see all the stunning girls and boys all all kinds of animals the horses are so welcoming i had my cuddle from Teddy and watched young Elvis roll about beside his mum. My husband got cuddles from the cat and...More

Thank LadyIreneWoods
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Viv-MHHA, Owner at Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and found it to be an amazing place. This is where to go if you love horses and care about preserving the heavy breeds. The owners were so lovely and helpful. The yard is kept beautifully clean and it is clear all the...More

Thank Kathryn R
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Viv-MHHA, Owner at Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing us and we do hope you drop by again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this and really pleased we did. Don't come here if you expect lots of touristy gimmicks. Do come here if you want to visit a place which has the conservation of rare breeds at it's heart, especially the Clydesdale, and is full of...More

Thank emuslushy
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Viv-MHHA, Owner at Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a lovely review and we do hope you call in again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for a couple of hours and the whole family thought this place was great. Lots of horses (and other animals) to see, a nice cafe, and a range of horse drawn farm machinery to have a look at. Well worth a visit.

Thank kenny D
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Viv-MHHA, Owner at Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review.

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Gem E
26 May 2018|
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Response from Viv-MHHA | Property representative |
Hi your family dog is very welcome important part of the family
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conga63
17 January 2018|
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Response from Viv C | Property representative |
Hi thank you for your question, we make no charge however, we do ask if you would consider a donation.
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Brenda W
8 July 2016|
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Response from Jambungo | Reviewed this property |
No you can't, but you can see them in their stalls.
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