Giving animals the love & respect they deserve

We are a small but dedicated animal charity based near Skegness in Lincolnshire caring for horses and animals in a very unique way.
We encourage the horses to 'work for their means', they actively take part in fundraising events, weddings, hands on experience days and lots other activities. We believe they enjoy an having active and fun life.
We give the horses the respect, dignity and love we think they deserve.

Financial Appeal - Veterinary Bills

Due to an unfortunate accident involving a gate and Pierre, our Boulonnais heavy horse, we're asking for any help in
covering his vet bills of around £500. Our vets (James Street, Louth) had to stitch very sensitive parts of Pierre, but he's thankfully okay. 

We're looking for volunteers who are able to understand and fill in funding applications forms on our behalf. This could be done from anywhere! Experienced people only please! Get in touch.

The work we do

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.

How you can help

The Northcote Heavy Horse Centre is an animal welfare charity in Lincolnshire, visitors attraction & equestrian rescue sanctuary providing welfare and a forever home to horses & animals in need. Our visitors centre is a popular day out and tourist attraction based near Skegness in Lincolnshire. The Centre also hosts several major fundraising events throughout the year including popular Medieval Tournaments and Medieval Banquets.

Support Is Vital To The Future care of the horses and animals here

Hands on Learning

Visitors often get the chance to watch and sometimes help in our training of horses and animals. We believe a truly hands on experience creates longer lasting memories for guests and helps keep the horses and animals here fit and ready for work! 

Medieval Tournaments

We're well known for hosting popular themed special events such as our grand Medieval Tournaments in the summer and our Medieval Banquet evenings! Featuring lots of action, fun and entertainment it's a great day out!

Visit the animals

Part of our mission is to educate visitors on horse welfare, their importance in today's world and their legacy throughout history.

Our sanctuary is open to visitors during the spring and summer months, visitors get a chance unlike anywhere else to get close to the horses and even groom them. We like to show why they're commonly called 'gentle giants'. 
Our centre is located in rural Lincolnshire, away from the busy town and city life. We're a perfect place to relax and unwind whilst learning about horses and animals.

See our opening times | View our special events

Leave a lasting donation

The sanctuary runs entirely by the kind generosity of the public.

Our sanctuary relies on donations from the public to survive.
2017 saw our most difficult year. With the sad loss of several horses we we had unusually high vet and cremation bills.

We've never liked asking publicly for donations but we're asking for as much help as possible to make sure we survive this year.

Donations allow us to continue helping horses, ponies and other animals that are in our care.

Our 2018 financial situation is dire and we are urgently asking your help.

The Centre is struggling for funds and financial support once again, we're worried about the future for the animals in our care.

Much of our yard and stable blocks urgently need repairs for the animals safety. If you could help with these please get in touch. 
We would like to especially thank Travis Perkins of Horncastle for their incredibly generous donation of cement.



Based close Skegness in Lincolnshire, we're a fun family day out! A local friendly visitors and animal rescue centre providing hands on experience days unlike anywhere else. A truly unforgettable day out and place to visit in Lincolnshire! 

Registered Charity Number 1137340