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

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Tel: 01282 455992

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Welcome to HAPPA. a hidden delight set in acres of green space overlooking the Thursden Valley in Burnley, Lancashire. 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. We have an onsite restaurant called The Café @ Shores Hey Farm which serves delicious homemade food and award winning cakes! Keep your children entertained by playing on the outdoor park or find HAPPA Fergus on the Facts With Fergus trail. We’re open 7 days a week 11:00am to 4:00pm.


Taste. The Café @ Shores Hey Farm offers everyone a warm welcome. Our team are waiting to look after you, while our chefs create home cooked and freshly prepared dishes with a Lancashire theme. Weekly offers include Monday’s Great Bait Luncheon Club, Wednesdays 2 for 1 on Main Meals, Fridays 2 for 1 Fish and Chips, Breakfast served Saturdays and Sundays.


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. Call us today on 01282 455992 to book your table!


Learn. HAPPA holds 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 and The Beginners Guide to Horse and Pony Care. Visit our website for more information.


We are also able to accommodate 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? For further details of our Group Tours please enquiries@happa.org.uk.


Shop. The Fussy Filly, based on site and online, stocks a fantastic range of equine and animal related gifts for all, and a great selection of new, and second-hand, tack and equine essentials. Find out more here - https://thefussyfilly.co.uk/.



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Minimum donation of £5 to sustain the Charity’s key mission Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming of horses, ponies and donkeys.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)*
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • 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 AwardsEngland We're Good To Go England We're Good To Go 2020



COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Outside seating
  • Socially distanced spaced seating



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