Providing a forever home to horses

We are a dedicated animal welfare charity based in Lincolnshire giving horses and animals a loving & forever home


We give animals the love & respect they deserve

We are a small but dedicated animal charity based 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 active and fun life.
We give the horses the respect, dignity and love we think they deserve.

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 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
please see our supporting us page for ways you can help


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. 2015 saw our most difficult year. With the sad loss of several horses this year we have unusually high vet and cremation bills.
We've also struggled with the increasing prices of fuel and other essential bills. 

We've never liked asking publicly for donations but we're asking for as much help as possible to make sure we survive 2016. Thank you. 

Donations allow us to continue helping horses, ponies and other animals that are in our care.
Your donation will help to give them the love, respect and dignity that they really deserve.

Visit the animals

Part of our mission is to educate visitors on horse welfare, their importance in todays 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 un 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.

Authentic Waggon Rides

One our our more popular features is our waggon rides. Using on our our very own heavy horses, we give visitors a ride on our dray around our local lane. Waggon rides run only if the horse and driver are fit.

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 our gift shop

Sales from our online shop help fund our winter hay bills

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