Woodland Park Equestrian Centre
Telephone: 01603 270043
Woodland Park Equestrian Centre offer friendly and professional lessons to families with kids over about 4 years, plus scenic hacking in the masses of acres surrounding the stables.
A great place for the nervous novice and cocky trotter both, who will find flexible and cheery supervision that adapts to their abilities and character!
Beginners start with an assessment where after meeting their mount and their helper they are led around the menage by hand and even get to experience a bit of trotting, all to determine the best size and pace to suit them for beginning lessons.
With helmets for hire very reasonably all you need to remember dress wise is long legs and sleeves, plus the boots or shoes must be smooth: no zips or buckles as they damage the saddles.
Also available on site is a private swimming poo, where one may book an hour's swim slot for your family alone! What a nice bonus on a hot day, just remember to wash off that equine aroma first in the changing room showers!
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It may be worth checking out Woodland Park Equestrian 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 Woodland Park Equestrian 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:
Booking required, closed Sundays but otherwise many sessions available throughout the week.
...got any top tips?
We went for an assessment and then a few lessons with my daughter and we found them to be friendly and professional with good facilities, from the spacious manege to the leather sofas in the spectators' room. Happy to recommend, but also recommend using Sat Nav to find it! Angie from DOWTK with Boh (6)
Prices & Admission
Lessons from £16
Swimming: 1 hours slots are available, off peak is £12.50, peak £15.
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