Visit Hillside Horse Sanctuary

Visiting Hillside Horse Sanctuary

Hillside Horse Sanctuary was founded in 1995 to help and support animals in need, and is a great place to visit when staying in one of our nearby Kelling Heath holiday cottages.

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary

Sandy Lane, West Runton, Norfolk, NR27 9QH

Hillside Horse Sanctuary is home to over 4000 animals, and is one of the UK’s most successful campaigning organisations for the animals’ cause. Although most of their animals have been saved from the farming industry, Hillside is home to over 2500 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. 

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary is open from March until the end of October, every day except Saturdays. Dogs are welcome (on a lead) so you can even bring your furry friend to visit the beautiful horses.

You can ‘adopt’ your favourite animal at Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary, and for no more than £10 per year, you can contribute to feeding rescued animals. That isn’t all – there is a wide range of gifts available, including homeware, seasonal gifts and more.

Visit Hillside Horse Sanctuary

Rescue Efforts by Hillside Animal Sanctuary

Wendy Valentine founded Redwing’s Horse Sanctuary in 1984, and since then her name became synonymous with horse care and safeguarding. 

Hillside was formed after witnessing the plight of the battery hen and has since helped and campaigned for animals in need, in particular those who are abused within the intensive factory farming industry.

Hillside isn’t just home to horses, there are rescued sheep, pigs, rabbits, ducks, hens, goats, and many more. You can visit the on-site museum and relive the farming experience from days gone by, and children can play within the activity areas.

Stay Nearby

Our cottages are set within Kelling Heath, a 5 star woodland park within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and just a 4 minute drive towards the North Norfolk Coast. 

If a woodland escape sounds like your perfect break, then take a look at Hazel Lodge – which sleeps 6 guests across 3 bedrooms. You have the perfect blend of rural life and coastal living with our Kelling Heath cottages and lodges.

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