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Shores Hey Farm


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

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Tel: 01282 455992

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Shores Hey Farm

#RedefiningLancashire.  Welcoming visitors on an appointment basis with 50 rescue horses and ponies to meet in a safe environment, observing social distancing and hygeine measures.  Our cafe is offering a delicious take-away menu and pre booked table reservations.  #RedefiningLancashire. 

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 11:00 – 16:00 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.

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

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.

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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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


Saturday, 15th May 2021 - Saturday, 15th May 2021

Monday, 31st May 2021 - Monday, 31st May 2021

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 - Wednesday, 2nd June 2021

Saturday, 5th June 2021 - Saturday, 5th June 2021

Saturday, 26th June 2021 - Saturday, 26th June 2021

Own a pony dayOwn a Pony Day is Back!An exciting opportunity for your child or teenager (aged between 7-16 years) to spend time with our horsey experts and own a HAPPA pony for a day. Learn the basics and understand what it really takes to care for a horse ensuring it stays fit and healthy. You may also have the opportuntity to…
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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 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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