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Shores Hey Farm


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

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Shores Hey Farm

Welcome to Shores Hey Farm

Shores Hey Farm is 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.

Open daily from 11am – 4pm the site offers indoor and outdoor activities, fabulous food, facilities for conferencing/ meeting/ arena hire, shopping, outdoor play-area and the chance to meet some of the rescued horses and ponies who call HAPPA their home.

After a fantastic 2017, the team at Shores Hey Farm continued their success by being placed as finalists in the 2018 Lancashire Tourism Awards in two categories; Small Visitor Attraction and Taste Lancashire Café/ Tearoom Award. In 2019 Shores Hey Farm was finalist in the Burnley Business Awards, Leisure and Tourism category.



The contemporary and beautifully appointed café 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.

Fantastic three course Christmas Luncheons served throughout December. Private hire and catering for your function is available, just speak to our team on 01282 455992.



Shores Hey Farm holds educational clinics and demonstrations throughout the year offering you an insight into the different equine services and horsemanship techniques available to equine enthusiasts. Or join us for a behind the scenes look at how the Charity operates from rescue to Forever Home. Half term educational activities for children of all ages include Own A Pony and Tommy Trotter Fan Club. For those who love to explore why not take time out to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Shores Hey Farm and the Thursden Valley with our Welly Walk or Wildflower Trail.

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 contactenquiries@happa.org.uk



Our farm shop in The Cafe offers a selection of goodies for any foodie and seasonal gifts for you to enjoy including preserves and chutneys, luxury coffee and tea, oils, biscuits, crackers, savouries and confectionary.

The Fussy Filly, based on site, 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.



Younger visitors will love to join the Tommy Trotter Fan Club, with regular activities and events throughout the year, Tommy’s monthly challenge and Take Tommy on Holiday it’s a fantastic way to get involved with the Charity and have fun. For £15 per year your child will receive regular updates and news from Tommy by email, and a 10% discount card to use on activities, events, shopping or refreshments (T n cs apply)

Plan your child’s next birthday celebration with us, let us take the pressures out of party planning and allow you, your child and their friends a great birthday experience. We are here to ensure your child has the best day ever with great activities in a unique environment.

Let your imagination run wild, our outdoor play area features swings, wooden horses, toadstools and a bespoke Storyteller’s Hut, and is a great way to finish off a trip to Shores Hey Farm.



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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Shores Hey Farm Opening Times (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*

* HAPPA, Shores Hey Farm is open daily between 11am and 4pm daily throughout the summer holidays.

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




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