Ponderosa | Day Out With The Kids

Your shopping basket

Your basket (0 tickets)


4 star Rating 4/5 (3 reviews)

Batley, West Yorkshire, England

  • Outdoor seating area at Ponderosa in Batley
  • Adventure playground at Ponderosa in Batley
  • Otters at Ponderosa in Batley

Attraction Information

  • Children's Farms icon Children's Farms
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas icon Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Set up to help bridge the gap between disabled and able bodied people, Ponderosa is an inclusive rural therapeutic centre that specialises in offering fun and accessible activities for the whole family.

The star attraction of the centre is the farm, with its wide selection of animals from the Tropical Jungles of Brazil to the Sandy Plains of Australia, as well as the usual farm favourites such as guinea pigs, rabbits, meerkats, racoon dogs, otters and pygmy goats – some of which can be fed by visitors.

Outdoor fun also includes a nature trail, zip wire and a purpose built beach area with its very own pirate ship, and indoor play can continue in the Bonanza Play Barn, which is suitable for children up to 8 years old.

Affordable and accessible family fun!

  • Fully wheelchair accessible
  • Picnic tables, restaurant and ice cream parlour available
  • Pony rides during select days throughout the year


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Smithies Lane, Heckmondwike, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF16 0PN, England


Click here to visit Ponderosa's website
01924 235276

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

5th May - 29th October 2018
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

30th October - 4th May 2019
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £5.50
Kids: £7.50
Family (2 adults, 2 kids OR 1 adult, 3 kids): £24.00
Playbarn free in the winter

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only


Lovely day out at a great price

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Annmarie . 27.05.18

Went recently with our 1 year old and thought it was fab. Loads to see, animals well cared for and tons of great play areas for the kids. We’ll definitely be bringing our little one back as she gets older. Also, it was lovely to hear the enthusiasm of the animal keepers discussing their work amongst themselves as we walked round, and all part of a great cause too. Definitely well worth the money, much more to see than some of the other large and less reasonably priced attractions!

Lovely little Gem

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Evanmiya . 16.02.18

Always took my kids here and always had a enjoyable day ,easy to spend a day here and take a picnic or The a cafe was always good ,my son always remembers the day he stroked a animal which was in the keepers arms It would be lovely for them to get support to maintain this lovely family place as there is so much more they could do to improve and expand I’m off today as I have not been for a while as kids have now grown up and I’ve been away for a few years so it will be interesting to see how it has changed So it’s a lovely day today so off just me and hubby will write a review when I get back


2 star Rating 2 / 5

Written by . 23.09.17

Many of the enclosures were missing the animals and it didn't seem well maintained.

Please sign in or register to write a review

Inspiration to your inbox + exclusive partner benefits

Want to know more?

Book Online


Batley, West Yorkshire, England

4 star Rating 4 / 3 (3 reviews)

Step 1: Choose a date

Step 2: Available Tickets

Please select a date above to see available tickets

Step 3: Who's going

Please select a date and ticket above to choose

Total: £00.00