Docklands Equestrian Centre | Day Out With The Kids

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Docklands Equestrian Centre

  • Beckton
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Attraction Information

The Docklands Equestrian Centre, which also houses Newham Riding School, is BHS affiliated and ABRS approved and offers disabled and able bodied lessons for wannabe riders of all ages! Boots and a hat are supplied free of charge but new comers are expected to check on and adhere to the dress codes to, to ensure both the rider and the horse's comfort.

Also holds regular horse competitions and clinics and runs a variety of children's activities during term time and the school holidays. They also take on local working pupils who want to become qualified riding instructors, so it's a great place to get your hoof in the door if your little one is thinking of a career in equestrianism! Own a Pony Days and Stable Management classes will also help your horse lover become proficient in their care as well as let them pretend for a few glorious hours that they own their own pony… It's a great learning experience but also loads of fun, kids and ponies tend to bond particularly fast and well.

In fact horses are so widely acknowledged for their soothing qualities that they are often used in therapy, and Docklands are Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) affiliated and pack RDA qualified staff. The special lessons tend to be group only so worth a call to ask around.

Located in East London within the 2012 Olympic Games area it's easy to access from almost the entirety of the capital, too!

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Opening hours

Booking required. Year round availability.


Adult group lesson £15 Child group lesson £10 per half hour

Adult private lesson £40 Child private lesson £30 per half hour

Pony rides (Saturday & Sunday between 1 and 3) only £1 per lap (minimum age 3)

Travel & Contact Information


2 Clapsgate Lane, Beckton, Greater London, E6 6JF, England

Phone number

020 7473 4951



Click here to visit Docklands Equestrian Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Docklands Equestrian Centre has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Docklands Equestrian Centre has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Docklands Equestrian Centre is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Docklands Equestrian Centre have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Docklands Equestrian Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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