Our Sanctuary Tours are a fantastic way to learn more about what we do and to meet some of the colourful characters who call the sanctuary their home.
After a wonderful season welcoming visitors to our sanctuary, we are now closed for Sanctuary Tours and ‘Pig’nic Experiences until the spring. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list and follow us on social media to stay updated and receive notifications about our reopening in 2024. If you’d like to buy a visit as a gift, check out our gift vouchers via the button below:
Our visits are led by our friendly Visitor & Education Manager, Morgan. Having worked closely with our rescued residents, Morgan has an excellent knowledge of our animals and loves sharing her passion with visitors.
If you are a current Hearts of Gold Member, you can enjoy 20% off entry to our visits for you and up to 4 guests as a THANK YOU for supporting us! Just email email@example.com to check availability and book on.
We believe that tours with smaller groups work better for a variety of reasons. Not only do you get more one-on-one time with the animals but also the chance to ask questions and learn about their stories. Some animals can become scared or stressed if too many people are in with them, which is why we keep our group numbers small.
All sanctuary visits must be pre-booked and we reserve the right to turn away visitors who arrive without a booking.
As our tours involve going into animal enclosures, dogs are not permitted (excluding service or assistance dogs). We do not allow visitors to leave their dogs unattended in their cars while visiting.
As we know, British weather can be very unpredictable so please prepare for all weather types by bringing a waterproof coat or sun cream depending on the forecast. Due to our thick clay soil, drainage is very poor on our site, which means that the ground can become waterlogged and the grass slick with mud. Wellies or waterproof boots are absolutely essential. Trainers will quickly become soaked.
In the event of circumstances such as severe weather or an outbreak of COVID-19, tours may be cancelled at short notice. We endeavour to provide visitors with as much notice as possible and will reschedule the visit or offer you a full refund or the opportunity to rebook if we do have to cancel.
We do not have a cafe but if you’re looking to enjoy some delicious vegan food while in the area, we would recommend CSONS in Ludlow.
Our tours involve walking across grassy fields and often muddy and even terrain. Unfortunately, this means they are not accessible for wheelchair users or those unsteady on their feet.
If you have any allergies that we need to be aware of, please let us know prior to your tour.
“Truly truly amazing. An experience which truly immerses you in Goodheart’s vision, focus and compassion. What stands out particularly is the level of care to every creature- including us visitors!- myself and my friend travelled a good distance to visit as we adopted some of these very special animal friends and really wanted to meet them and wow we are glad we did.”
“We visited for a second year, and it was a really lovely trip again. It’s always lovely to see animals who aren’t frightened of people. Thank you for all the good work you’re doing for animals, and giving us the opportunity to connect and see the animals up close”
“We loved this experience. We adopted Duncan and the other family we joined with adopted Eddie and Abby gave us time to spend with these animals along with all the adorable pigs and sheep. Abby’s knowledge of the sanctuary and the animals is fantastic. Highly recommended tour of a very special place.”
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