Visit Us

You can visit our Bransby site* 362 days a year from 9am-4pm  (Café open 9am-4pm, Donated Goods & Tack Shop is open 10.30am-2.30pm).

The Visitor Centre closes on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Address: Bransby Horses, Bransby, Lincoln, LN1 2PH

General Enquiries: 01427 788464

PR & Media Enquiries: 01427 782862 / 07776992920

We’re one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities. Visiting our Bransby site is a great day out for the whole family, with award-winning facilities. We’re located just 8 miles from Lincoln.

With nearly 400 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules to meet and a full calendar of events throughout the year, including adoption days, pony grooming and children’s craft days, there is something for everyone.

The beautiful 600 acre site has endless walkways for visitors to explore and a café, gift shop, play park and picnic area.

The charity relies completely on public funding to support the rescue and welfare work which aids hundreds of horses every year – donations are gratefully received.

Bransby Horses’s Bransby site has been awarded a certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor for the past three years and is proud to be an assured quality visitor attraction with Visit England.


  • Dogs on leads are welcome
  • Picnic Area
  • Riding Barn
  • Donated Goods and Tack Shop
  • Memorial Garden
  • Children’s Play Park
  • Regular Events
  •  Group Visits

Visitor Centre

Our Visitor Centre officially opened to visitors in March 2013. Since then we have welcomed thousands of people through the doors to explore our 600 acre site and learn about our rescue and welfare work.

Whether you are calling in to try some homemade cake in our Feedroom Café, looking for a special gift in our Gift Shop, hiring a room for a private function or spending the whole day meeting our rescued animals, Bransby Horses has excellent facilities for everyone to enjoy.

Our main walkways are wheelchair friendly and we welcome dogs on leads. We regularly host visiting groups and many different children’s activities in the holidays. You can find out more about upcoming events by visiting the Events Calendar.

Admission is completely free, however, we gratefully receive donations when you visit, no matter how small, to enable us to keep our centre open and well maintained.

When you visit, highlights of your day may include meeting our rescued equines, seeing our Rehoming Team at work training our horses in the Rehoming Barn, and perhaps even picking up a bargain in our Donated Goods and Tack Shop.

Feedroom Café

Our Feedroom Café (open 9am-4:00pm) is located in the main Visitor Centre building at our Lincolnshire site.

Our homemade soups, pastries, cakes and special dishes are all prepared daily by our chefs and ingredients are locally sourced where possible.

The Feedroom Café also offers a fantastic menu for on-site hospitality if you chose to hold your business meeting or private function at Bransby Horses. Click here to download the menu

Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop offers a fantastic, varied shopping experience with a large selection of special gifts, cards, adoptions and so much more.

We stock a range of products that make great gifts for all ages including items such as equine toys, sculptures and equine themed homewares, official charity merchandise and Wrendale Designs cards.

Friends of Bransby Horses (click here to find out more) receive 10% off in our Gift Shop, on all products.

All profits support the charity’s vital work and help us to care for hundreds of rescued equines.

If you wish to shop with us but are unable to visit, you can also buy our charity gifts online by clicking here.

Donated Goods & Tack Shop – Open daily 10.30am-2.30pm – Please phone ahead to check the shop is open before making a special trip.

The Donated Goods & Tack Shop is run entirely by volunteers and stocked with kind donations from our supporters. If you have some items you would like to donate please find out more by visiting the ‘Donate‘ page. We are always looking for volunteers to help with the running of the shop so please email to find out more. All funds raised from the sale of items in the shop go directly to the equines in our care.

Group Visits

We welcome all of our supporters to join us on site for their own personal tailored experience.

We can cater for all different types of groups, from rotary clubs and WI groups, alongside Scouts and Girl Guides. Please contact the team to find out more on 01427 788464.

The Visitor Centre closes on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

*We also own 800 acres of land in Barlings, near Langworth, Lincolnshire. In 2020 after the significant flooding the Bransby site suffered in November 2019, the first group of horses and ponies were relocated to the Barlings site. In total 42 rescued equines started their new life at the Barlings site. More in 2020 will join them as the charity continues to grow in response to increased equine welfare demands. This site is not open to the public.