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Children (3-15 Years) £11.95 £10.85
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £13.95 £12.65
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Heavy Horse Experience

A day for a horse enthusiast to treasure forever!

Heavy Horse Experience

Gain some real ‘hands on’ experience during which you will learn about the Heavy Horse breeds and the differences between them. Experience the basics of care whilst preparing one or more of the horses for work and for show.

Some of the full day activities may include:

  • Gain some real ‘hands on’ experience
  • Experience the basics of care whilst preparing one or more of the horses for work and for show
  • Learn about the breeds and their differences
  • Explore different types of harness
  • Harness your horse for use in a waggon, cart or exercise vehicle and head off for a heavy horse driving experience!

The Heavy Horse experience is available to those aged 16 years and over. Activities may be subject to change on the day due to welfare or operational factors. This experience is not available during school holidays.

*Please note, during peak season, our experience are booked up several weeks in advance. To avoid disappointment we recommended contacting us more than three weeks ahead for any requested experience dates.


Full day experience (10am – 4pm)

£155 single person or £210 for two people

Price includes zoo admission and a £10 lunch voucher for the participant.

Where a single full day Heavy Horse experience if booked, an accompanying guest is given free admission to the zoo, and may also accompany the Head Horseman for the afternoon’s Farm and Countryside Drive.


Half Day experience (9:30am – 12pm)

£90 single person or £150 for two people

Includes a brief introduction to the heavy horse, grooming and harnessing and preparing a mid-day feed for the horse followed by a heavy horse drawn drive in the countryside.

Please note: a half day experience does not include zoo admission or provision for a guest. 

Where two have jointly booked, no provision is made for accompanying guests.




This experience must be booked in advance.

For more information or to book this experience, please call our Experience Team on 01953 715344 during Zoo openning hours, 7 days a week or alternatively email:

All experience gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date that the voucher is to be presented as a gift, so no date is required at the time of purchase.

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