Redwings Ada Cole Rescue Centre
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Redwings Ada Cole has reopened on a limited basis.

Supporters can book private visits on Fridays and Mondays. To enquire about a visit to Redwings Ada Cole on these days, please email

Redwings Ada Cole will also be opening to the public on the following weekends:

Saturday 30th July and Sunday 31st July

Saturday 13th August and Sunday 14th August - Adoption Star Zippy's birthday weekend

Saturday 27th August and Sunday 28th August

Saturday 24th September and Sunday 25th September - Adoption Star Dotty's birthday weekend

Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October

Saturday 26th November and Sunday 27th November

Saturday 17th December and Sunday 18th December​

Redwings Ada Cole, near Harlow, is a Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction where animal lovers can get up close and cuddly with over 80 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules – and, best of all, it’s completely FREE!

The visitor centre is part of the UK’s largest horse sanctuary, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, which cares for 1,500 rescued equines at sites nationwide.

You can enjoy meeting many of the centre’s adorable residents nose-to-nose, including irresistibly fluffy Shetland pony Tinkerbell, , and even the King himself – yes, Elvis the rock ‘n’ roll pony!

After making plenty of new four-legged friends, you can grab a takeaway warm cuppa in Dolly’s Café, while there’s also an on-site gift shop offering a range of souvenirs, with all proceeds supporting the hundreds of animals in Redwings’ care.

You might also like to sponsor one of the charity’s lovable Adoption Stars, either for yourself or as a thoughtful gift for a friend or loved one. A year’s adoption costs just £15!

Entry and parking are free, but donations of all sizes can really support the charity’s work if you would like to make one. Dogs on leads are welcome.

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Our Ada Cole Visitor Centre remains closed due to Covid-19 so please disregard opening days and times.
For the latest update regarding plans for reopening please visit our website



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Redwings Ada Cole is situated on the B181, near Nazeing, Essex. Postcode: EN9 2DH  

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Harlow station is 6 miles away.

Redwings Ada Cole Visitor Centre

Type:Animal Sanctuary

Epping Road, Roydon, Nazeing, Essex, EN9 2DH

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  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • East of England Awards Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member 2016

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