Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

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Cotebrook, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9DS

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About Us

Three times Winner of Cheshire's “Visitor Attraction of the Year”, Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre is set in 50 acres in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside, and offers everything for the perfect day out.

Home of the internationally renowned Cotebrook Shire Horse Stud, Alistair King has been breeding champion Shires there for nearly 50 years and they form the centrepiece of the Centre with up to 25 horses at any time for you to meet.

At Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre there is lots to see and do to make your visit interesting and enjoyable. You can learn all about the Shire horse, from its history carrying knights in armour to the important studwork today, ensuring the future of this magnificent breed.

There is an opportunity to meet the horses up close and Alistair does regular talks with a personal introduction to his Shires.

As well as the fabulous Shire horses there is a selection of British animals and birdlife both wild and domesticated including rare breeds. You can wander around the mile long Nature Trail to meet the horses further afield, explore the Wildlife Watch Trail, browse around the gift shop with its unique country gifts and souvenirs, then visit the Lakeside Cafe which offers light lunches and cream teas.

Every spring there is FOAL WATCH which is a video diary of each mare in the weeks and days before she foals. Foal Watch then follows the foals as they grow and explore their new world.

Alistair also offers Shire Horse Experience Days, as featured on BBC1, where you can learn all about preparing a shire for the show ring or explore various aspects of studwork.

A warm welcome is assured all year around, closing only on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

 

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.50 per ticket
Concession£9.50 per ticket
Child£8.50 per ticket
(2+2)£33.00 per ticket
Under 3Free

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

All year, 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00*

* Open from 10 am, last entry 4pm. Closed Christmas day and Boxing day.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Directions

Road Directions

Located on the A49, 2 miles north of Tarporley.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • DiogoGoncalves756
      Funchal, Portugal
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Enjoyable day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 25th September 2021
      My young son very much enjoyed his day. It’s great that you get a free re visit if you visit again within the month. Not sure if that deal is on all the time but it’s a nice deal. We had a nice day. Read full review
    • Carol F
      Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A really lovely morning!
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd October 2021
      The day was a bit wet so wanted somewhere to go for a wander. This was only a couple of miles from where we were staying so thought we’d give it a go - it was brilliant! All the staff we encountered... Read full review
    • cindyd79
      Warrington, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      First visit Nanny, Grandad and Grandson
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 15th October 2021
      Never been before but today we took our 2 and half year old grandson. We booked online and printed tickets out. We all wore welly’s which we were glad of, although weather stayed dry. Nice gift shop... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Facility for service dogs
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp / Level Access
    • Some Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors 
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Catering

    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (free)

    Payment Methods

    • American Express accepted
    • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
    • Groups Accepted
    • Special group rates - 10% discount for pre booked groups of 10 or more people.
    • TIC Staff Admitted Free

    Provider Facilities

    • Toilets

    Provider Features

    • In countryside
    • Marketing Cheshire Member
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Target Markets

    • Marketed Towards Families
    • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Demonstrations Given
    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01829 760506

    Tel: 01829 760506

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