We are an animal charity in Lincolnshire committed
to giving horses a forever & loving home



The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre is an animal charity, visitors attraction & equestrian sanctuary providing a forever home to horses & animals in need. The Centre hosts several major fundraising events throughout the year including popular Medieval Tournaments and Medieval Banquets. Our visitors centre is a popular day out and tourist attraction based near Skegness in Lincolnshire. To find out more about visiting the centre and our opening dates & events please see our visiting page.

For over 25 years the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre has been caring for horses of all sizes from all different backgrounds in a loving & forever home. Our Sanctuary is funded solely by donations & ran entirely by volunteers but we need your help to keep carrying on being able to care for these gentle giants. Please see our help page for ways you can help the horses and animals in our care. Find out more ways to help the horses & animals in our care or meet the Northcote Horses!

Medieval Tournament

Join us for our action packed Medieval Tournament on Sunday 24th May and Sunday 16th August 2015 where you'll see our knights in armour competing for your support! You'll get to see Birds of Prey demonstrations by Lincoln Castle falconer Derek Tindall and also other demonstrations such as Equestrian Vaulting and Dog Displays. We'll have stalls, games and food available! 

Our Medieval Tournaments started over 10 years ago and have been visited by thousands of people over the years! 

Entry is £5.00 for adults and £3.50 for children and OAPS. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead. 

Take a look at our Medieval Tournament page!

Meet all the horses & animals in our care

The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre is home to horses of all sizes, from heavy horses, shire horses, percheron's, Belgian draft horses, shetland ponies and even a rare breed Suffolk Punch! You can meet all the horses (big and small) on our horses page. Each horse has lots of pictures and some brief information on their breed, history and life. Visit the horses page now!

Our aim is to give all the horses and animals in our care here for a forever and loving home, giving them the best possible life that they deserve. 

We can't do this without your help, we rely solely on donations, fundraising, sales from our shop and the generosity of you & the public. 

Help & Shop with EasyFundRaising

Do you shop online on sites like Amazon, eBay etc? Well, the folks at Easyfundraising offer a completely free service where you create an account with them, then select Northcote Heavy Horse Centre as your charity and each time you visit the shopping site (like Amazon) you go to Easyfundraising first and click 'Go Shopping' and just shop like you normally do. Each site will then give a donation (based on a percentage) and then we will get 100% of that donation! Find out more on their site!


Heavy Horse Experience Days

We're now holding special 'Heavy Horse Experience Days'. You can get to come and spend some hands on time with the Northcote Heavy Horses, you'll also get a chance to learn many valuable skills including plaiting, grooming & bathing horses. See our new' Heavy Horse Experience Days' page for more information!

Adopt a Horse

We're very pleased to announce that the three newest horses here at the centre are now available for adoption. By adopting a Northcote Horse you get the chance to support your favorite horse throughout the year and help keep them here in their forever home. Find out more on our adoption page. Also meet RosieMoose & Charity on their very special own horse pages.

Follow us on Twitter @northcotehorses

A fun family day out in Lincolnshire. A local friendly visitors and animal rescue centre providing hands on experience days unlike anywhere else. A truly unforgettable day out! 

Registered Charity Number 1137340

Near SkegnessBostonLouthSpilsbyHorncastleLincolnLincolnshire East Coast & Great Steeping.