Miniature Pony Centre

Wormhill Farm, North Bovey, Devon, TQ13 8RG

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The Miniature Pony Centre, Dartmoor is a great ‘hands-on’ family day out filled with lots of cuteness and pony magic for children and adults alike. 

Unicorns, Miniature Shetlands and their foals, Miniature Pigs, Harris, our Suffolk Punch horse, miniature, and Mammoth Donkeys are all waiting to meet you and your family when you visit us on the Dartmoor National Park. 

As well as lots of super cute ponies and donkeys, the Centre also offers a truly hands-on and unique experience to interact with our animals as well as taking part in our free daily activities. We will be welcoming 4 new foals this spring and they are super adorable. 

Our Unicorns are here every day we are open, and they can be found in our sparkly Rainbow Stables. New for 2021, our Unicorn picture time will give you and your family the opportunity to meet our unicorns and have your picture taken with them. 

Our daily activities could include Unicorn story, pony grooming, working the tractor, meet the herd, pony herding, meeting the bugs and piggy time.

New for 2021, we will be offering a fundraising activity for the NHS. Plant a sunflower and take it home and watch it grow. Please note, to take part in this activity a donation will be required of £1.00. All proceeds will go to the NHS and you will also be helping the bees. 

There is plenty of open safe spaces, stunning Dartmoor scenery and all activities are run with COVID secure safety measures in place, including social distancing. Where social distancing is not possible during some activities our staff will be wearing face masks. We also have sneeze guards, deep cleans throughout the day, compulsory mask wearing in the shop and café in place. 

Unfortunately, pony rides will not be available this year due to COVID restrictions, we are sorry for any inconvenience caused. 

Our outdoor play areas will be open including our trampolines and zip wire. There are antibacterial gels around the Centre for you and your family to use. Our nature trail around the ponds will have you hunting for all the answers to your questions on your sheet!

The café will be offering sandwiches, paninis, jacket potatoes and a delightful selection of cakes and snacks. Yummy Langage Ice Cream will be available and delicious coffees too including our new range of coffee frappes and milkshakes. Lunch is served between 11.30 and 3.00 pm every day.

At the Centre, there is free parking, facilities, and a several picnic areas (undercover areas available also). Here at The Miniature Pony Centre, we are proud of offer a truly unique experience of interacting with our animals in a safe environment. 

Your family day out the Centre will be filled with activities, making wonderful memories and cute photo opportunities whilst being COVID safe. No trip to the Dartmoor National Park is complete without visiting The Miniature Pony Centre, the cutest and cuddliest family, friendly tourist attraction.


 

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.45 per ticket
Additional Children on a family ticket£8.00 per ticket
Children (aged 3 – 16 inclusive)£9.45 per ticket
Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children)£36.50 per ticket
Senior Citizen & Concessions£9.00 per ticket

*Children aged under 3 free of charge
*For disabled visitors and those with special needs, one carer comes in free of charge for each paid concession.
*Pony rides are available for children aged 3 - 10 and are £2.50 per ride.

Opening Times

Open (13 Apr 2021 - 30 Oct 2021)
DayTimes

* Our opening dates are: 12th April* – 31st October 2021. *opening date is dependent on COVID restrictions being lifted.
Open from 10.30 am – 4.30 pm (August 10.00 am – 5.00 pm). Last entry 1 hour is at 3.30pm.

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Event venue
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Families
  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Switch accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Themed Events

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Minimum group size 15

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Easy to find, on the main B3212 road, just 2 miles west of Moretonhampstead, towards Princetown, Dartmoor, Devon.There's ample FREE parking and facilities for the disabled. No dogs are allowed into the Miniature Pony Centre except for guide dogs but kennels are available, also free of charge.

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Public Transport Directions

The Miniature Pony Centre is an ideal destination for a car-free day out. The Transmoor Link (number 82 bus), which connects Exeter and Plymouth, has an appointed bus stop directly outside our entrance. There is a 10% discount on standard admission prices to all visitors who travel by bus - you simply need to present your revelvant bus pass/ticket at the Admissions Desk to receive the discount.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Kayfersdad
    Windlesham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Wheelchair, emotional visit, fabulous
    5 of 5 stars
    9th Sept 2021
    Fabulous emotional day out for my wife who loves horses but can no longer ride due to disability. We went out of school holidays and had the place almost to ourselves. You can get right up close and... Read full review
  • Jo27501
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Love it!
    5 of 5 stars
    19th Sept 2021
    What a lovely place! 😍 Gorgeous animals, friendly staff and beautiful views. Things to do every 15-30 minutes. I would definitely visit again. Thank you. Read full review
  • lucycE653MG
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Ponies galore
    5 of 5 stars
    9th Oct 2021
    Had a lovely time at the Miniature Pony Centre, fantastic to be able to be amongst the ponies and other animals. Really well laid out and informative with lots to do. Loved the Dartmoor unicorns! I... Read full review

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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