Horse Power at Hare Hill

Watch heavy horses in action in the garden this summer

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

After a successful trial in 2016, two logging horses will be dredging the ponds in the garden for a month, in full view of the public. As well as watching them in action, you'll be able to ask our staff and volunteers questions about the project.

Please note: this is a working project, not an event, and the horses may not be working during your visit.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Hare Hill


Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £8.00
Child N/A £4.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

If you are not visiting the garden, car parking is £8.00 per car for non-members. The car park charge is refunded on entry to the garden.

The basics

Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The horses will be working in designated areas within the garden
Some areas will be roped off for safety reasons


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 July 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
24 July 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available

Contact Info

Mandy Winckworth
Call 01625 827534

Upcoming events

Horse Power at Hare Hill

Mon 23 Jul 2018
Watch heavy horses in action in the garden this summer

Walk with the Ranger: July

Mon 23 Jul 2018
Join the Hare Hill Ranger for an insight into Ranger life

Tai Chi in the Walled Garden

Thu 26 Jul 2018
Join a Tai Chi class in the tranquil setting of the walled garden

Garden Tour: August

Wed 01 Aug 2018
Join one of our expert gardeners for a relaxed and informative walk around the garden.

Family Fridays

Fri 10 Aug 2018
Get back to nature and enjoy plenty of summer activities during our fun-filled family fridays

Nature Walk at Night

Wed 15 Aug 2018
Discover what goes on in the garden as twilight falls...