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Shores Hey Farm, Halifax Road, Briercliffe, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 3QU

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A child brushes a life size pony stuffed animal with a pink brush.

A hidden delight set in acres of green space, overlooking the Thursden Valley in Burnley.  Although primarily the home of HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association), the site provides everything that you would expect from a first-class award-winning tourist attraction destination.  An onsite café, called The Café @ Shores Hey Farm, serves delicious homemade food and cakes.  Keep your children entertained by playing on the outdoor park or find HAPPA Fergus on the Facts With Fergus Trail.  Open seven days a week.

The Café @ Shores Hey Farm offers everyone a warm welcome. The team are waiting to look after you, while the chefs create home cooked and freshly prepared dishes. The café also includes a private meeting space for small meetings, so talk to the team about private events.  Weekly offers include Afternoon Tea Tuesday, bookings only.  Wednesday BOGOF breakfast, BOGOF burgers.  Breakfast served seven days a week.  
​​​​​The venue also holds the prestigious Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured Award.

Are you a local Burnley business?  Are you looking for somewhere to host meetings with your team?  If your business makes a table reservation for lunch then the second-floor meeting rooms are completely free to use.  With WiFi connection, a rural location and delicious food and refreshments, what’s not to love about this offer.  A fantastic way to treat your team or just a unique way to support a local animal welfare charity.

HAPPA Education hold a range of educational courses and demonstrations throughout the year, offering you an insight into the different equine services and horsemanship techniques available to equine enthusiasts.  Half-term educational activities for children of all ages include Own A Pony, The Beginners Guide to Horse and Pony Care and Pony Grooming Sessions.  For adults, why not join The Beginners Guide courses specially for grown-ups. 

HAPPA can host groups for a tour of the facilities or further learning associated to animal welfare through our Equine Action Team.  Got a learning objective in mind, or just need a bespoke package to deliver learning in a new environment? 

The Fussy Filly, based onsite and online, stocks a fantastic range of equine and animal related gifts for children, and a great selection of new, and second-hand, tack and equine essentials, including clothing. 

Visit the onsite Second-hand Book Room, or for younger visitors play and learn in the activity room or outdoor play-area.

Activities and events throughout the year include family fun day, novelty dog show, Halloween party and Santa visits.

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Minimum donation of £5.00 to sustain the charity’s key mission - rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of horses, ponies and donkeys.

Opening Times

Cafe (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 15:30
Farm (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00

* Last entry at 15:00.


Friday, 16th June 2023 - Friday, 16th June 2023

Bingo and Quiz Night at HAPPALeave the kids at home and join a fun evening to test your general knowledge and enjoy a delicious a supper. 
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Sunday, 18th June 2023 - Sunday, 18th June 2023

Father's Day Lunch at HAPPATreat the special men in your life to a set Father's Day lunch.
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Thursday, 29th June 2023 - Thursday, 29th June 2023

Thursday, 27th July 2023 - Thursday, 27th July 2023

Thursday, 31st August 2023 - Thursday, 31st August 2023

Thursday, 28th September 2023 - Thursday, 28th September 2023

Thursday, 26th October 2023 - Thursday, 26th October 2023

Thursday, 30th November 2023 - Thursday, 30th November 2023

Thursday, 21st December 2023 - Thursday, 21st December 2023

Woof ShackSocial group for dogs and their people. ​​​​​​​Planned regular walks, games, specialist talks, advice and much more.
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Friday, 30th June 2023 - Friday, 30th June 2023

Gin Tasting and Canapes
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Saturday, 1st July 2023 - Monday, 31st July 2023

Hack, Hike & Bike for HAPPA
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Sunday, 22nd October 2023 - Sunday, 22nd October 2023

Novelty Dog ShowBack by popular demand.  The novelty dog show will crown the most handsome dog, waggiest tail and many other coveted titles, including cutest puppy.  ​​​​​​​Prizes and rosettes will be awarded for places, and you could be in with a chance to win the doggy products hamper in the championship. 
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsSmall Visitor Attraction of the Year Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2017
  • Sub-Regional AwardsTaste Lancashire Quality Assured Taste Lancashire Quality Assured 2012
  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2018 - Small Visitor Attraction Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2018 - Small Visitor Attraction Award 2018
  • Sub-Regional Awards2021 Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2021 Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2021




  • Conference & Meeting Facilities
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open All Year
  • Use and Promote Local Produce


  • Café
  • Catering On Site

COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 measures in place

Establishment Features

  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Conference Facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi available



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    The 'Delicious Sweet Treats' table displaying a tempting variety of cakes such as carrott cake.The Cafe @ Shores Hey Farm, BriercliffeThe contemporary and beautifully appointed café offers everyone a warm welcome.  The team are waiting to look after you, while the chefs create home cooked and freshly prepared dishes

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