Hall Farm, Norfolk

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Come for a day out at World Horse Welfare's Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre located in Snetterton, Norfolk where we care for and rehabilitate around 100 horses at any one time. We are a working farm that welcomes visitors ... and being located in lovely countryside there is always something to do!

** Please note that Chalk Lane leading to Hall Farm is currently closed. Please use the Dog's Trust exit in a car and go through the road closure signs to access the main entrance or the next exit after the Snetterton circuit in a horse box**

Things to do at Hall Farm:


Meet our horses and ponies ... and donkeys!

We have a wide variety of horses and ponies (and donkeys) at Hall Farm that you can meet and learn about.  You may even be interested in rehoming one!

Guided tours

We can offer group tours tailored to your individual needs where you will learn about the work that we do and go behind the scenes with the grooms.  You will also have the opportunity to meet many of the rescued horses and ponies in our care, including adoption horse India, while taking a stroll around our paddocks.

There are lots of lovely walkways to enjoy which are wheel/push chair friendly and you can explore for up to four miles, although we do also have shorter routes marked out! Dogs on leads are welcome. Not feeling so energetic? Why not take the Pony Express tractor and trailer tour around the farm in return for a small donation?

In addition to the stables and paddocks, we also have outdoor and indoor schools. Our fully equipped conference room can also be hired for meetings and events.

Take a break in our coffee shop

Once you've been for a walk around the farm, stop in at our coffee shop for refreshments. We offer coffee and snacks from our vending machines and a comfortable indoor seating area where you can bring your own lunch.  We also have an extensive picnic area for those warmer days.

Education at Hall Farm

Hall Farm is well equipped to host educational courses, lectures and demos. We are also able to give advice and tours of the farms to NVQ, college and school students. Please contact Maxine by email or on 01953 499100 for more information.

Have a birthday party!

We are happy to host parties at our Visitor Centre, so if you are stuck for a fantastic way to remember your child’s birthday, get in touch!

We have a great play area equipped with everything fun that a child could wish for a fantastic adventure! The farm also runs our special ‘Pony Express’ tractor trailer rides.

You can download your party invitations here!

Grab a bargain

Hall Farm's Second Hand Tack Room is open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. We have a great range of stock at bargain prices, including rugs, numnahs, boots and bandages. All proceeds raised from sales will go towards helping horses.

Events at Hall Farm

There are Here to Help mornings on the first Sunday of every month. These offer horse owners or those who care for a horse the chance to come in and talk to an experienced member of staff about any queries you may have. You can ask our team about any horse-related problems or queries - from advice on feeding, worming, foot care, or paddock maintenance, to questions about training and handling. Do pop in and see us - we'll be very happy to help you!

We also hold rehoming mornings on the first Sunday of every month, which offer you the chance to find out more about how our rehoming scheme works. It also gives you the chance to have a chat with our staff about what kind of horse or pony you are looking for, your particular requirements and which horses and ponies we currently have looking for loving new homes. If we think we have some suitable horses, we can then book you in for and appointment to come along and meet the horses or ponies we think could suit you.

We also hold unaffiliated dressage competitions on the first Saturday of every month and clear round showjumping on the second Saturday. Please contact Maxine for more details on 01953 499100.

Dougal and Riot's Agility Training (DRAT) hold agility classes in the indoor arena here on a Monday, Thursday and Friday night. If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to email DRAT or ring Christina (before 9 pm please) on 01603 872818 or 07765 458201.

Where are we?

Hall Farm is located in the beautiful Norfolk countryside on a quiet lane less than ½ a mile from the A11. Just follow the brown tourist signs for World Horse Welfare between Attleborough and Thetford, NR16 2LP.

Our address is: World Horse Welfare Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Ada Cole Avenue, Snetterton, Norfolk, NR16 2LP.

Opening hours

We are open all year on Wednesdays, weekends and Bank Holidays, from 10am to 4pm.

Christmas Opening Hours

The last day Hall Farm will be open before the holidays is Sunday 21st December. We will reopen on 10th January 2015.

From January, we will be open on weekends and bank holidays only during term time and during school holidays we will also be open on Wednesdays.

In addition to our public opening times, we also welcome group visits, and can tailor them to meet your requirements. Call the farm on 01953 499100 to discuss your requirements or email Maxine.

Admission FREE


Sue Hodgkins World Horse WelfareOur Centre Manager

Sue Hodgkins joined World Horse Welfare in 1997, starting as Head Girl at Overa Farm. She later became Assistant Centre Manager for both Overa Farm and Hall Farm, and then in 2007 took on the role of Centre Manager at Hall Farm. Prior to joining the charity Sue trained for her BHS qualifications at a large Equestrian Centre, where she also became involved with Carriage Driving. Sue spent seven years on the driving circuit, competing at both National and International events with pony pairs, horse pairs and horse teams of four.

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