Educational/Social Group Visits    External Talks


We encourage Educational talks at Hay Farm, therefore allowing children an opportunity to learn of the history surrounding these magnificent animals and the huge impact they had on our history.  We try to taylor the visit to suit project requirements where possible and provide extra activities, such as making traditional horse dress items, whilst visiting.  The working horse was an important part of farming life, however, it also played a part in industrial town throughout the country.  Any teachers wishing to visit are advised to contact us and talk about their particular requirements.  Children can also bring a packed lunch and spend a little more time with the horses in one of our picnic areas.


The Centre is also a member of the Children's University Trust, please click on the icon for further details.


Social Group Visits and External Talks.  Many social groups visit the centre, mainly to rekindle a little bit of history, however in some instances a visit to us is not possible so we deliver a powerpoint presentation at your venue.  When you visit the centre you will be taken around by a guide and told of the history of the working horse, this includes the machinery, breeding and of course interaction with the horses. If your group wishes to visit us we would suggest that you also opt for one of our Homemade Picnics to make your day a little more special.


*On both Educational and Social Visits there is no group size limit, there is a charge per head which includes      refreshments. 

*Picnics are also charged per head additionally. 

*External talks are charged at a fixed rate.



From March to October we offer carriage rides from the Centre.  Dates of these rides are displayed on our calendar page.

We offer two rides, one in the morning which is the long ride to the beautiful village of Etal and the other on an afternoon which is a short ride that is proving popular for small children.

The family pet is very welcome to jump aboard but must remain seated on the floor.

It is advised to book the long rides in advance as there are limited spaces.  For the short ones just turn up and book tickets at the shop.


If you have any questions please contact us.


The horses and the venue have been used for filming in the past for Sky and BBC TV.  If you do have an interest in discussing the Hire please contact us.

Wedding Hire

How would you like the beautiful Clydesdales to be part of your special day, either taking the special lady to her destination or providing transport for your guests.  


Whatever your requirements we are only too happy to talk over ideas and add to your special day.


Please contact for further details.

Event Demo Hire

Holding a special event or fete, We can provide main ring or side attraction demonstrations, either with driving or working horses.


Please contact for further details.