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Ada Cole Memorial Stables
Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Broadley Common, Essex

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The Ada Cole Memorial Stables became part of Redwings Horse Sanctuary in October 2005. It is home to around 50 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. While some are permanent residents others are there for rehabilitation before finding them suitable foster homes.

It is open all year round and visitors are welcome anytime between 10am and 5pm each day. It is a free day out which children particularly will enjoy. The horses, ponies and donkeys spend their day in fenced off paddocks which are all accessible to the visitor via the Paddock Walk.

Other visitor facilities at Ada Cole includes a gift shop, information centre, children's play area and picnic areas for those visitors who want to take their own food.

They don't have any restrictions on photography and in fact welcome visitors.

There is a really good site map which you can download from their web page as well as a direction map, both of these are in PDF files.

About Redwings

Redwings Horse Sanctuary was established in 1984 and works to save horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Every year they provide a safe, secure home for rescued animals. They are a registered charity whose base is in Norfolk. At Norfolk HQ they have a specialist veterinary team, and equine hospital, welfare team, rehabilitation and rehoming teams, and their admin centre, this site is not open to the public. They also have a second site in Norfolk, near Great Yarmouth which is has a visitor centre open to the public. They have two further visitor centres one at Oxhill in Warwickshire, and one in Essex. As well as donations, they also have an annual adoption scheme where you can adopt a horse or donkey for a year and in return get a picture and details on the individual you choose to adopt and a six monthly update on their story so far.

Their other centres open to visitors are: Oxhill Rescue Centre, Warwickshire  and Caldecott Visitor Centre in Norfolk.

Further information Grid



Ada Cole Rescue Centre, Broadley Common, Essex

Ceremonial County: Essex

Grid Reference:

TL 424071

Map Link:


Aerial photo:  



Best Times to Visit:

Winter months in the week have less visitors





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Planning Grid


Ada Cole Rescue Centre, Broadley Common, Essex

Grid Reference:

TL 424071

Getting there:

Off the B181 in Broadley Common, Near Nazeing.


From Car Park via paddock path.

No access into paddocks.


Large free car park on site


Gift shop, information centre, toilets, disabled parking and toilets, children's play area, Picnic area

Things To Do, See and Photograph:

Horses all of which have been rescued and donkeys' some small wild birds around as well.

What to take:

Suitable lenses for close-ups and longer lenses for getting those that like to keep a distance. Grads or polarizer on very sunny days for the sky. During cold winter days wrap up warm, during the summer make sure you're covered from the sun.

Nature highlights:



Ada Cole Rescue Stables


Epping Road


Waltham Abbey





0870 040 0033 (information line)

Opening times:

Daily 9.30am to 3.30pm, Nov-Mar last entry 3pm.

Closed 25-26 Dec and 1st Jan.


Free entry

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Other Restrictions:  
Special Needs Access:  
Special Needs Facilities: Disabled toilet
Children Facilities: Young Redwings A special site for younger members.
Dogs Allowed: On lead

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