Miniature Pony Centre

Miniature Pony Centre, North Bovey: Hours, Address, Miniature Pony Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Miniature Pony Centre
4.5
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Are you looking for a super cute and safe family day out? Then make your way over to The Miniature Pony Centre, situated on the beautiful Dartmoor National Park, where you can enjoy all our outdoor open space and meet all our equines, miniature piggies, and our mammoth donkeys! We have daily activities, outdoor play areas, an onsite café, and free car parking. Open from 10th April to 31st October 2021* *Subject to government restrictions and guidelines. 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. Home to over 80 equines from gigantic mammoth donkeys and heavy horses to Miniature Shetlands and Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys, this is animal lover’s idea of heaven.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Lucy C
5 contributions
Ponies galore
Oct 2021 • Friends
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 would recommend a visit to anyone.
Written October 9, 2021
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Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you had a lovely time with us and we hope to see you again.
Written October 24, 2021
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Salsa Chick
5 contributions
Love it!
Sep 2021 • Friends
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.
Written September 19, 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is wonderful to know that you had a great time here and we look forward to seeing you again.
Written October 24, 2021
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Kayfersdad
Windlesham, UK351 contributions
Wheelchair, emotional visit, fabulous
Sep 2021 • Couples
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 personal with all the horses if you want that real horsey smell experience. From Miniature Shetlands to a Suffolk Punch.
Staff were wonderful and even with nobody there were very proud to introduce and show off all the animals during the timetabled shows.
Wheelchair access is good for most of the attractions, the staff even offered a tow from the horses if we got stuck lol!
There is a nice little cafe selling panini’s, cakes, baguettes, coffee and chips. To cap it all the toilets were clean and there was hot water all over the place to wash your hands after getting licked!!

Wonderful, if we could have bought a bottle of the smell my wife would have emptied the gift shop.

Thank you
Written September 9, 2021
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Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you both had a wonderful day with us and our beautiful ponies. We hope to see you both again.
Written October 8, 2021
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Oliver L
12 contributions
Cute ponies, please no unicorns
Aug 2021
A good couple of hours spent! Little ponies were adorable and was fantastic to roam around in the paddock with them. Activities were great for kids, less so for adults, with the saddest thing to see being two miniature ponies that had been painted like unicorns staying in a tiny paddock and only coming out twice a day for the 'unicorn activity' whilst all the other ponies were free to roam in a big field, which really didn't seem right. Without this, would have been five stars.
Written September 5, 2021
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Thank you for your review. We are really pleased that you had a good couple of hours with us. Our 2 unicorns were both in stalls. When we close they go out into a large field across the road with all of there pony friends. the go into their stalls at 9 AM and leave them at 3.30. In the morning when we herd the ponies down the drive, they make a bee line for their stables where they have haynets which they love to munch on. They are out in their field for 17 hours a day, so they have plenty of outside time. Any other equine that you would have seen stabled during the day such as our heavy horses also go out to their fields at night and come back in the morning. The welfare of all of our animals is very important to us and we would not stable anyone who did not enjoy being in. We hope to see you all again.
Written October 8, 2021
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Leanne S
1 contribution
great few hours
Aug 2021 • Family
We had a lovely few hours here. our 2 year old and 4 year old loved it. we would come back again. The pony walking was the highlight.
Written August 24, 2021
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Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you had a lovely visit to us and we look forward to seeing you again.
Written September 4, 2021
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BusinessTravel21
Launceston, UK12 contributions
Fantastic Day Out
Aug 2021 • Family
Absolutely brilliant day out. We went with our 5 year old thinking to spend an hour or so and ended up staying the whole day. Lots of activities nicely spaced during the day and loads to explore in-between. Walking in the paddock where you are able to pet all the little ponies was particularly lovely. The cafe Was good value and decent food for lunch. And the staff were excellent, friendly, knowledgeable and fun.
Written August 12, 2021
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Thank you for your review. It is lovely to hear that you had a fantastic day out with us and our lovely ponies. We hope that you can visit us again soon.
Written August 13, 2021
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Debbie B
6 contributions
Fantastic place
Jul 2021 • Family
Very clean
Well worth the money
Staff very helpful
Lovely clean happy animals
Our daughter loved the pigs and miniture horses
Well worth a visit
Written August 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are really happy that you all had a fantastic day with us and our beautiful animals. We hope to see you again.
Written August 8, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

leforeman
Torquay, UK31 contributions
Perfect day out for a family with younger children
Jul 2021 • Family
We had a such a lovely few hours visiting. Its very covid safe, very impressed with all the hand washing facilities in almost every part of the centre.
Our 2 and 5 year old loved meeting and stroking the ponies, especially meeting the unicorns!
The play parks are fabulous, especially finding the trampolines.
We would definitely recommend a visit, it's a lovely place.
Written July 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you all had a lovely day with us. We hope to see you all again.
Written July 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tim H
Dronfield, UK286 contributions
Perfect for Animal Lovers
Jun 2021
This is perfect for younger children, although my teenage girls both reverted to childhood when we dropped in here during our holiday. Lots of hands on opportunities to pet ponies and see some of the larger animals too.
Written July 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again.
Written July 19, 2021
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barticus67
Southampton, UK122 contributions
Unicorns!
May 2021 • Couples
Spent a few hours here one afternoon. You have more access to the animals than we expected. Good demonstrations provided for children. Many different types of animal to see, as well as the miniature ponies. COVID-19 precautions are in place. They also have miniature “unicorns” if you have daughters…
Written June 13, 2021
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Thank you for your review. We love that we can allow our customers to interact closely with our ponies in the paddock and our mini donkeys in the barn. I hope yo had a wonderful few hours with them, and we hopw to see you again.
Written June 21, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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