Help us to fund our animal veterinary bills

We're appealing for extra help this summer. Many of our animals here at the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre are retirees and need that extra help and care. We firmly believe in providing the best possible care for all of our animals - but that comes at a cost. Our veterinary bills are always high, food, water and hay costs a lot and we often struggle to find all the money for everything else!

So we're asking for any form of donation, it really doesn't matter how much, it all helps.

Without urgent help we might not be able to continue offering the resident animals here at the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre their forever home.

Please can you help.

We would love to keep you updated with all of our projects (and animals!) on our Facebook page!

Please click here to visit our GoFundMe page.

We can't thank you enough.

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Fantastic Crowds At the Centre!

Our Easter Sunday Fun Day saw a fantastic couple of hundred visitors enjoying themselves! Those who visited were able to take part in a fun Easter egg hunt, cake making and craft skill classes. They also were able to groom the horses, meet the animals and learn all about them!

We are so happy to have received lots of kind comments!

Here’s a couple of pictures taken on the day!

To find out when to visit our centre please see our visiting page. Our next special event is our Medieval Tournament on Sunday 26th May!

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Easter Sunday Fun Day

Join us on Easter Sunday for a fantastic family fun day!

Come and join in on an Easter egg hunt, help decorate cakes, groom the horses and feed the chickens, pigs & goats! We also have a cosy tea room serving drinks and light bites!

Entry is free!
(Small charges for some activities)

Gates open from 11am.

All in aid of our resident horses and animals.

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Volunteers from the Co-Op

Today we had a fantastic group from the Lincolnshire Co-op branch helping us with some essential sprucing up around the centre. They have helped with painting, digging and moving general things around, all in all helping us get ready for opening to visitors!

We would like to give a very big thank you to all of those who came and helped along with the Co-Op for supporting a fantastic volunteer work scheme.

If anybody else is interested in volunteering here at the centre please drop us a message.

Our visitors centre re-opens on Monday 8th April from 11am. Admission is by donation and everything raised goes towards providing the animals in our care with a forever and loving home.

Take a look at some photos taken today. Credit to the Lincolnshire Co-Op.

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Medieval Tournament 2019

Join us on Sunday 26th May 2019 for our first Medieval Tournament of the year! Our Tournaments have proven very popular over the past 15 years and have seen thousands of visitors support the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre. 

The day will include a variety of entertaining performances including our medieval riding skill at arms! Visitors will also get to enjoy a dog agility performance, fire demonstration, horse breed show and of course traditional stalls, food and drink will be available.

Entry is £5.00 for adults and £3.50 for children/seniors. Gates open from 11am. 

Our events are vital to the survival of our charity and the protection of the horses and animals in our care. Without the work we do many of the animals wouldn't be here today enjoying a peaceful but rewarding life.

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Medieval Banquet 2019

Great news! Our Medieval Banquet evening will be returning on Saturday 27th July 2019. 

The evening will include a mouthwatering hog roast dinner with a starter and pudding. Lots of exciting and unique entertainment will be on hand such as jesters, fire performers, trapeze artists and medieval dancing. Not forgetting a mini joust and riding skill at arms demonstration!
Guests will also get the opportunity to meet the resident birds of prey including a Harris Hawk and Owl. 

Tickets cost £20 for adults & £15 for children. Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. 

Gates open at 18:15 and the evening will conclude at around 22:30 with the feast beginning at 19:00. 

Guests are welcome (and encouraged) to dress up but it is optional.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 07899815960 or can by bought online here.

Other years have seen all tickets sell out before the event so guests are advised to book early to avoid disappointment! 

Visit our Medieval Banquet page here for more pictures and information.

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Volunteer Weekend

Please join us on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March 2019 for our volunteer painting day! If you are looking to meet some new friends and help a worthy cause then please come and see us.

The day is essentially going to involve a lot of cleaning, tidying, painting, pressure washing and moving things around. It doesn’t matter what skillsets are held, just some willing and determination! We will have some light refreshments available too!

We only ask you let us know if you’re able to come and help! It can be for an hour or the two full days - your choice!

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Our Winter Repairs Fund

Due to the recent harsh winters a lot of our facilities are in need of repair. Several of our horses stables have a leaky roof, or holes in the walls. With the freezing weather many of our water pipes freeze, so we need to be able to quickly buy and fix them when needed. 

Our birds of prey need their new warmer and safer aviaries completing before the cold really sets in.

Our cafe needs some TLC in order to open again for visitors in 2019. Without the ability to open and serve guests we would not be able to survive.  

It is a constant battle to ensure the centres survival. We put the safety and security of our horses and animals first, but without urgent help we might not be able to continue offering the resident animals here at the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre their forever home. 

Click here to donate…

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Christmas Cards for 2018

We have our new exciting and stunning charity Christmas cards now on sale!

Featuring all of our very own Northcote Heavy Horse Centre horses, our 10 pack of cards will wow anybody!

Now on sale at only £5.50 per pack.

Click here to browse our cards and other unique gifts.

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Car Boot & Craft Fayre

Please could everyone share this post and help us to spread the word about our boot sale and craft fayre. We are asking 50p entrance on the day and you could grab yourself an early Christmas present or just pick up a great bargain. We will have both business and private sellers and 2nd hand tack for sale too. Spaces for sellers on the day are £8 cars and £15 vans. Please send us a pm if your interested so we can allocate you a space. All proceeds will be going towards the care of our animals. Thank you

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Medieval Tournament Event

Join us for our annual Medieval Tournament on Sunday 19th August! 🤴🐴👸

Featuring equestrian skill at arms displays, amazing birds of prey, heavy horse breed display and lots of stalls, entertainment and food!

Entry is only £5 for adults & £3.50 for children/seniors. Gates open from 11am.

Follow our Facebook page or visit our medieval tournament page.

Dogs are allowed on leads too!

Come and support our resident animals and see what we're all about! 🐴

We're also accepting more stall holders (no catering please)

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Fundraising on Facebook!

We've setup a new Facebook group with lots of fundraising items and ideas, including raffles, auctions and unique gifts.

We're currently offering an exciting chance to win 2 free tickets to our upcoming Medieval Banquet evening set for Saturday 21st July. Tickets are £2 a number, all you have to do is head over to our Facebook group and leave a comment! 

We have already raffled a heavy horse experience day which proved to be very popular! We even drew live on Facebook in-front of the horses which was a hit!

Any fundraising method is vital to our survival, if you're looking for something different and unique then please head over to our page!

Thank you for your continued support to our charity and sanctuary. 

Join our free fundraising group here.

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