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Caldecott- Redwings Horse Sanctuary

nr Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Location Guide

The Caldecott centre is a 70 acre site and home to some special rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and a few mules. There are guided tours of the centre and demonstrations of horse care as well as a cafe, gift shop and information centre.

Unlike the other centres it is not open all year round, closing for the winter months. When open, March to October, visitors are welcome anytime between 10am and 5pm each day. It is a free day out which children particularly will enjoy.

The horses, ponies and donkeys spend their day in their 19 fenced off paddocks which are all named after birds and are accessible to the visitor via the Paddock Walk. At two positions around the paddocks there are rest shelters.

Other visitor facilities at Caldecott includes an information and welcome centre, Nosebag Cafe and terrace, gift shop, donated goods charity shop, Education centre with horsey facts, displays and interactive, children's play area and picnic area.

They don't have any restrictions on photography and in fact welcome visitors.

There is a really good site map which you can download from their web page as well as a direction map, both of these are in PDF files.

About Redwings

Redwings Horse Sanctuary was established in 1984 and works to save horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Every year they provide a safe, secure home for rescued animals. They are a registered charity whose base is in Norfolk. At Norfolk HQ they have a specialist veterinary team, and equine hospital, welfare team, rehabilitation and rehoming teams, and their admin centre, this site is not open to the public. They also have a second site in Norfolk, near Great Yarmouth which is has a visitor centre open to the public. They have two further visitor centres one at Oxhill in Warwickshire, and one in Essex. As well as donations, they also have an annual adoption scheme where you can adopt a horse or donkey for a year and in return get a picture and details on the individual you choose to adopt and a six monthly update on their story so far.

Their other centres open to visitors are: Oxhill Rescue Centre, Warwickshire, and Ada Cole Rescue Centre in Essex.

Further information Grid



Caldecott Redwings Rescue Centre, Fritton, Norfolk

Ceremonial County: Norfolk

Grid Reference:

TG 474013

Map Link:


Aerial photo:  



Best Times to Visit:






Other useful websites:

Young Redwings A special site for younger members.

Nearby Locations:  
Other Relevant pages:  


Planning Grid


Caldecott Redwings Rescue Centre, Fritton, Norfolk

Grid Reference:

TG 474013

Getting there:

On the A143 between Great Yarmouth and Beccles (opposite Fritton Lake Countryworld).


From Car Park via paddock paths. Have wheelchair loan. Some of the picnic tables in the picnic area are wheelchair friendly.

No access into paddocks.


Large free car park on site


Cafe, Gift shop, information centre, charity shop, toilets, disabled parking and toilets, children's play area, Picnic area

Things To Do, See and Photograph:

Horses, ponies and donkeys' all of which have been rescued.

What to take:

Suitable lenses for close-ups and longer lenses for getting those that like to keep a distance. Grads or polarizer on very sunny days for the sky. During the summer make sure you're covered from the sun.

Nature highlights:



Caldecott Hall

Beccles Road


Great Yarmouth



NR31 9EY


0870 040 0033 (information line)

Opening times:

Open daily 27th March to October 10am to 5pm.

Closed for the winter months.


Free entry

Photo Restrictions:


Other Restrictions:  
Special Needs Access: Stable yard and first paddocks fully accessible to wheelchairs. Some of the picnic tables are wheelchair friendly.
Special Needs Facilities: Disabled Toilets
Children Facilities: Children's play area
Dogs Allowed: On lead

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By: Tracey Park Section: Key:
Page Ref: caldecot_Redwings Topic: Wildlife Last Updated: 03/2010


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