More from the summer archives. Horseworld is an equine rescue and rehabilitation center located in Bristol. I’m not sure how I heard about it, but it seemed like a fun day out for my horse-loving girls. Getting there was a job for the satnav, and the eight acres of the center sit right in the middle of a residential area in Bristol. I think my kids thought it was a trick — horses, in the middle of someone’s neighborhood?
And an outdoor play area between some of the paddocks. There are picnic tables and a covered restaurant, as well.Some of the information placards may feel a bit intense for younger children. Some of these horses have been through terrible abuse or neglect. But it’s heartening to see how much can be done to make life good again for these horses, ponies, and donkeys. It’s not slick or fancy, and you get the sense that any and all donations are not just gratefully accepted but truly needed. Definitely worth a visit for the lesson in ethical and humane behaviors alone, and with space to play, explore, and eat, an easy day out for children.