Redwings is the UKs largest horse sanctuary which cares for over 1,300 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. They have four visitor centres around the UK in Essex, Warwickshire and Norfolk.
This was our third visit to the Caldecott Visitor Centre which is in Fritton near Great Yarmouth. Entrance is free, although their work is funded solely by donations. You receive a donation envelope when you enter the centre.
With over 70 acres of paddocks Adam was in his element running down the paths to view the next horse or donkey. He did manage to stop for a few seconds to view the animals. Adam would wave at each horse or donkey before running off to the next one.
We arrived in time for the donkey feeding time. Who knew that donkeys love ginger biscuits!
This was the first time we didn’t go on a tractor tour of the centre. For a small fee you get to ride in the tractor trailer and find out more about the history of the individual horses and donkeys. A majority of the animals can be adopted and for £12.50 you can join the Redwings Adoption Club. More information can be found on their website.
Adam had a great time in the adventure playground. The site also has a café, gift shop, information centre, charity shop, tombola and the Horse Wise Education Centre with interactive displays.
Redwings is a great place to visit for toddlers and we shall certainly be back for our fourth visit soon!
Check our other toddler friendly venues in ‘Adventures of Adam around Norfolk’.
Adam was 2 years and 3 months old.