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Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Outdoor
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, zip-wire and trampolines.
Getting There and Contact Information
North Bovey, Moretonhampstead, Devon, TQ13 8RG, England
Click here to visit Miniature Pony Centre's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
21st March - 28th October: Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 16:30
August: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Kids (3-16): £7.50
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £30.00
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. They 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.
Baby change and disabled toilet facilities are available.
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 they also sell lots of tractors, farm animals, book marks, mugs, calendars and much more.
Baby food facilities
A microwave is available for our customers to use, for warming baby food and milk. They do not sell baby food.
Great day out!
Written by Janeylou . 21.07.18
We had a great day out here at the pony centre. We got to stroke donkeys, sheep,horses and miniature ponies too. My daughter had a pony ride and she loved it! There so much for kids to do as they also have a secret garden, a fantastic park, a softplay area for younger and older kids and little ride on tractors. I would highly recommend taking your kids here...we had a wonderful day!!!