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Experience Richmond Park by Shire horse-drawn carriage this Halloween!

  • 06:00 PM
  • Roehampton Gate, Richmond Park

image003Imagine the sombre steps of a pair of Shire horses approaching through the darkness… ’tis Halloween and Richmond Park in the dark is both exhilarating and… just a little scary!

At night in Richmond Park, all kinds of creatures emerge. Hear about the Shrew Ash, where to this day witches are murmured to congregate, and tales of highwaymen and ghosts… Marvel at the Park’s majestic stags, who at this time of the year sleep by day and fight their rivals at night.

Tickets for our Halloween rides are now available! 
Click here to book as follows:

28th, 29th, 30th, 31st October at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

Cost: £48 for a one hour ride including carriage blankets and a glass of sloe gin.

Myself and my wife thought it was fantastic. I think the fact that most of the ride was in silence was a good thing as it was so meditative and made us feel close to nature. We would highly recommend the ride to anyone. Thanks again, we will remember it for a long time.

“Many thanks for the fantastic night tour through Richmond Park. We loved the ride and the experience and the explanations and comments were very interesting indeed. With many thanks and best wishes.

Operation Centaur promotes horses as contemporary working animals in partnership with humans through our heritage, conservation, community, equine assisted learning and therapy projects. Our seasonal carriage rides give people a chance to meet our magnificent Shires, and are an important fund-raising opportunity for our projects including:

  • Conservation projects: hay-making, wildflower meadow, grassland management and woodland management in Royal Parks and Home Park;
  • Cultural heritage work: carriage rides in Richmond Park, tram rides at Hampton Court Palace, and open days in partnership with the Shire Horse Society;
  • Well-being interventions: equine assisted therapy with young people diagnosed on the autistic spectrum and innovative projects with rehabilitation;
  • Community engagement programmes: cooperative group work, natural leadership development, and anti-bullying interventions.

For more information visit:

The Royal Parks Foundation (registered charity 1097545) 

The Royal Parks Foundation is the charity that helps support the magic of London’s eight amazing Royal Parks, reaching out to make the Parks part of more people’s lives and raising funds for a wide variety of heritage, education, well-being and nature conservation programmes.

The Royal Parks Foundation delivers a wide ranging and accessible outdoor education and community engagement programme at the Isis Education Centre in Hyde Park allowing people of all ages, abilities and communities to escape the hustle and bustle of the city; learn outside the classroom, discover nature or enjoy health and wellbeing activities. The schools programme for primary and secondary schools is linked to the National Curriculum, and there is a year-round programme of informal activities for individuals and groups to join, from guided walks to hands-on sessions.

For information on the Foundation, visit or contact Marion