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Visit Us

Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary is located in the picturesque Worcestershire countryside within easy reach of Shropshire and the West Midlands. Our tranquil 92-acre site is home to over 300 rescued animals including sheep, pigs, goats, chickens and even two alpacas!

If you’re looking for things to do near you, then a visit to our sanctuary is an unforgettable experience and a chance to connect with our rescued animals, learn all about their inspiring stories, and find our more about how we care for them. 

There are a few different ways you can visit us:

Be part of it

Sanctuary Tours

For the full Goodheart experience, book on to a guided tour of our sanctuary site, where you’ll be shown around our habitat development projects and get the chance to meet the many colourful characters who call Goodheart home. 

'Pignic' Experiences

These unique hands-on experiences allow visitors to get up close and personal with our group of friendly rescued pigs and learn all about their lives, personalities, and what it takes to care for them. Complete the experience by enjoying your lunch beside our grassy paddocks, while the pigs enjoy theirs!

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Volunteer Day at Goodheart Animal Sanctuary Worcestershire

Volunteer Days

Want to lend a hand and volunteer with us at Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary? We welcome volunteer groups all year round to help care for our rescued animals and keep our sanctuary looking its best.

School Trips

We are able to host educational trips for Primary, Secondary and Special Education schools, as well as community groups. Follow the link below to find out more about visiting us in an educational capacity.

Book your school trip to Goodheart Animal Sanctuary
Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary Worcestershire Shropshire

Open Days

Every year, we open our doors to the public for an annual Open Day! It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore our sanctuary, get updates on our latest projects, indulge in delightful vegan food, and most importantly, get to know our incredible rescued animals up close. Our Open Days are perfect for the whole family to enjoy together.

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Rescued hen care at Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary

Our ethos

We are passionate about providing better lives for rescued animals, which means always treating them with respect and putting their needs first – after all, the sanctuary is their home first and foremost!

If you would like to meet a particular animal during your visit, we will do our best to accommodate this, however, if an animal is not feeling sociable on the day, we will respect their choice and will not force our company on them.

Visitor FAQs

Can you accommodate large groups?

Smaller group visits are better for the animals themselves, as they can become scared and stressed when surrounded by a large number of people close up. We also feel that a smaller group size allows for a more personal experience, giving you chance to ask lots of questions about the animals and hear their individual stories.

What are the sanctuary opening times?

Our sanctuary is only ‘open’ for pre-booked tours and experiences and we cannot accept walk-ins.

Are dogs allowed on site?

We only allow Service Dogs on site during Sanctuary Visits. However, well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome at our Open Days.

Do you have a sanctuary cafe?

Unfortunately, we do not have a cafe on site at our sanctuary. If you’re looking to enjoy some delicious vegan food while in the area, we would recommend CSONS in Ludlow.

Is there an entrance fee or donation required to visit?

The cost of visiting depends what type of visit or experience you book. Tickets to our Open Day start from as little as £5. 

What types of animals can I expect to see at the sanctuary?

Our sanctuary is home to a variety of rescued farm animals including pigs, sheep, cows, ponies, chickens, rabbits, alpacas and even turkeys! If there’s a particular animal you would like to see, please let us know ahead of your visit and we will try to make this possible!

Can I interact with or feed the animals during my visit?

Yes! We have lots of animals who love fuss and treats from humans, including sheep, pigs, chickens and more! As part of a Sanctuary Tour or ‘Pig’nic Experience, there will be plenty of opportunities to interact with our animals up close.

Is the sanctuary wheelchair accessible?

Parts of our sanctuary are wheelchair accessible, including our main yard, which houses some of our animals. We also have a wheelchair accessible toilet in our Outdoor Education Area. Some parts of our site can only be accessed across fields and rough tracks which may be unsuitable for wheelchair users. We are more than happy to create a Sanctuary Tour around your specific needs – just drop our friendly team an email at visit@goodheart.org.uk