Miniature Pony Centre
Telephone: 01647 432400
The Miniature Pony Centre is home to miniature ponies, tiny donkeys and a host of other breeds and animals, making it an enjoyable day out for everyone.
The traditional stable yard and covered barn provide easy access to meeting them, even in bad weather.
Why not come and join in, Groom a pony, feed the ducks, work the loader on a real tractor or even help to herd the ponies into the barn and feed them.
Children aged 3 to 10 are able to have a pony ride, each rider is awarded with a rosette, (there is a additional charge for pony rides, which run twice per day weather permitting).
There is a full programme of free hands on activities and displays every day.
During the school holidays, children's entertainers perform on most days too.
Burn off excess energy in one of the many indoor or outdoor play areas, including: Fort Bovey indoor assault course, Horse Play indoor soft play area, The Little Foals play park, Dartmoor Castle adventure playground, mini tractors, zipwire and trampolines.
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It may be worth checking out Miniature Pony Centre's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Miniature Pony Centre before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Details:
7 days a week, 21st March to 1st November
10.30am to 4.30pm (10am to 5pm in July and August).
The Paddock View Cafe offers a choice of seating. When the sun is shining, you can sit outside on the terrace overlooking the paddock and enjoy the views across the Miniature Pony Centre, or you may prefer to sit inside in the conservatory style cafe and enjoy the warmth of sitting away from the cold with the ambience and surroundings of nature that the Centre provides. We offer a full range of refreshments, including morning coffees, light lunches, cream teas, cakes, and, of course, pony biscuits: so whether you want a quick snack, a refreshing drink or even a family lunch, we cater for all. Or during those sunny summer days, why not treat yourself to a local ice-cream.
Healthy options including fruit are available.
"Can I have one of those?"
The gift shop sells a variety of toys, gifts and stationary, with much of it being pony themed, although if ponies are not quite your thing we also sell lots of tractors, farm animals, book marks, mugs, calendars and much more. And if you have a sweet tooth or if you have promised the children a treat, we have a selection of confectionery and iced lollies.
"i need a wee"
Baby change and disabled toilet facilities are available.
and baby come too...
A microwave is available for our customers to use, for warming baby food and milk. We do not sell baby food.
"are we there yet?"
Less than 1 hour of travelling time from Plymouth, Exeter and Torbay. Easy to find, on the main B3212 road, just 2 miles west of Moretonhampstead, towards Princetown, Dartmoor, Devon. For satellite navigation systems, our post code is TQ13 8RG. There's ample FREE parking and facilities for the disabled. The Miniature Pony Centre is an ideal destination for a car-free day out. The Transmoor Link (number 82 bus), which connects Moretonhampstead and Yelverton, has an appointed bus stop directly outside our entrance. Unfortunately, the Transmoor Link service only runs on Sundays and Bank Holidays. For further details, including other bus timetables (including connections with Moretonhampstead and Yelverton), please contact the Devon Bus Traveline on 0871 200 2233.
...got any top tips?
The Miniature Pony Centre is accessible to visitors with disabilities although there are some steep hills.
Prices & Admission
£7.50 Children (3 to 16 years old)
£7 Senior citizens / concessions
£30 Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)
£6 Additional child on family ticket
£2 Per pony ride
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