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.
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.
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
Our popular Medieval Tournament events will return next year! Take a look at our page for previous pictures! Our Medieval themed events are filled with excitement and lots of fun for the whole family! Lots of stalls, food and demonstrations will be on show. Visitors are able to meet the horses and animals too! Find out more here!
We have lots of stunning gifts available on our website!
Featuring 100's of gifts directly supporting the horses and animals in our care here at the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre. You can find lots of unique equestrian gifts including our popular cards, shirts and horse sponsorship. We're sure you'll find something you love! Shop now!
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.
2016 saw our most difficult year. With the sad loss of several horses we we had 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 this year.
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.
Our 2017 financial situation is dire and we are urgently asking your help.
Please Read Our Urgent Plea For Help
The Centre is struggling for funds and financial support once again, we're worried about the future for the animals in our care.
We're in need of concrete, hardcore, pavings slabs and timber. Much of our yard and stable blocks urgently need work for our and the animals safety. If you feel like you could help with these please get in touch. Thank you. 07899 815960
We would like to especially thank Travis Perkins of Horncastle for their incredibly generous donation of cement in April.
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.
Authentic Dray 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.
Meet the Birds of Prey!
When you visit the Heavy Horse Centre you'll not only meet the big and small horses, you'll get the chance to meet the Birds of Prey and Alpaca's!
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!
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