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Miniature Pony Centre

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Address: Wormhill Farm, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8RG, England
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+44 1647 432400
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10:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:30
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We are now open everyday from Wednesday 22nd March until Sunday 29th...

We are now open everyday from Wednesday 22nd March until Sunday 29th October. We are open from 10.30 am until 4.30 pm.

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'Cute' in abundance

Definitely one for the kids, and lovers of ponies and donkeys. Facilities are adequate. There is a fair amount of walking to cover it all. It could do with more educational... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Richard R
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely one for the kids, and lovers of ponies and donkeys. Facilities are adequate. There is a fair amount of walking to cover it all. It could do with more educational materials. This is all secondary to lots of miniature ponies and some miniature donkeys. We were able to go in with the donkeys and ponies, plenty of photo opportunities.

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Thank Richard R
OMPC, Manager at Miniature Pony Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Miniature Pony Centre. It is great that you found our lovely animals cute and had lots of photo opportunities with them. We hope to see you again. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a lovely morning at the centre. We didn't expect to be able to get so close to the ponies and donkeys and it was lovely to see the 3 miniature pony foals. Staff were all incredibly friendly, helpful and welcoming. We would highly recommend.

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Thank bexmiddleton
OMPC, Manager at Miniature Pony Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Miniature Pony Centre. We are really pleased that you had a lovely time with us and enjoyed being able to get close to our lovely animals. We hope to see you again. More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time looking at and mingling with the lovely animals at the centre. We saw (and cuddled) some relatively new born foals which were not at all fazed by full sized adults wanting to touch them. Our party was 4 adults and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves but the whole centre is especially attractive to young children who want... More 

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Thank 65KeithV
OMPC, Manager at Miniature Pony Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Miniature Pony Centre. We are really pleased that you all had a great day with us and enjoyed meeting our new foals. We hope to see you again. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our children have been enjoying the Miniature Pony Centre since they were two and at nearly 5 they get more and more out of every trip! We recently meet friends at the Centre and our children range from 20 months - nearly 5yrs, the Centre is perfect as the activities really do entertain all. Our girls enjoyed going into the... More 

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Thank Leila N
OMPC, Manager at Miniature Pony Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Miniature Pony Centre. We are really pleased that you had a great day with us and that your children enjoyed their first pony ride together. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First of all, do not take the 3 star review to reflect how enjoyable I think this place is. It's very enjoyable. It raises a couple of animal welfare concerns that I would consider quite serious, so have knocked two stars off for that, but if you love ponies you will definitely love the miniature pony centre. The whole place... More 

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Thank evildoodle
OMPC, Manager at Miniature Pony Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Miniature Pony Centre. We are pleased that you had a good day here and I would like to address some of your concerns. Our rabbits and guinea pigs have been living together for many years. Because they are in a large enclosure it has never caused any problems. We would certainly say that... More 

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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We have had a family season pass for the last 2 years now, which has been great value for money as we have visited frequently. There is lots to see and do for small children, lots of lovely animals including donkeys, horses, sheep & goats, birds and smaller pets like bunnies and guinea pigs. There are activities on througout the... More 

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Thank Rachel H
OMPC, Manager at Miniature Pony Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Miniature Pony Centre. We are really pleased that you all had a lovely day out with us. The season tickets are great value for money if you are a regular visitor with us. The tractor activity is a huge hit with the children (and some adults!!) We look forward to seeing you all... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

From walking / sitting in the front paddock with the Shetland ponies, to the 3 day old foal, pony rides, play zones, donkey stable and pet area, the place shows how animal welfare, health and safety and getting hands on with animals can work. The talks were well organised, interactive, informative and diverse. Staff were relaxed and friendly, if some... More 

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Thank MaryJ18
OMPC, Manager at Miniature Pony Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Miniature Pony Centre. We are really pleased that you all had a great day out with us and enjoyed meeting our animals and joining in with our activities. We do have a lot of new staff this season who are gradually finding their feet!! We hope to see you all again soon. More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We spent about 4/5 hours here with a three year old as there was plenty to do on a sunny day. It was all very hands on as the animals are generally placid and tame so lots of opportunities for patting donkeys and ponies. The pony ride was very short (only one lap) so most fun for younger children (3-5... More 

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Thank MrsS913
OMPC, Manager at Miniature Pony Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Miniature Pony Centre. We a so happy that you had a great day with us and enjoyed all of the different things we have to offer. We hope to see you again. More 

Marlborough
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic day here, the kids had a ball and the staff were friendly and helpful. Pony rides were short but due to demand this is understandable. Food was excellent value, zip wire and trampoline on top of how accessible the animals are makes this a wonderful day.

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Thank J8885WXstuarts
OMPC, Manager at Miniature Pony Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Miniature Pony Centre. We are really pleased that you all had a fantastic day with us, our lovely animals and friendly staff. We hope to see you again. More 

Plymouth
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great day out for families especially with young children. There's indoor soft play areas, outdoor play areas and plenty of animals to see with hands on experience. Activities go on throughout the day and there's a small cafe for lunch. My 2 year old had a great time when we eventually got there, there are very few... More 

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Thank Ryderplymouth
OMPC, Manager at Miniature Pony Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Miniature Pony Centre. We are really pleased that you all had a great day with us and our animals. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about more signs on the roads to direct customers to us. The amount of signs that you are allowed on the road side is based on the... More 

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