FAMILY DAY OUT

Ponderosa we has a wide range of different animals from all over the world, ranging from the Tropical Jungles of Brazil to the Sandy Plains of Australia.

You can spend a full day here exploring the animals, playing in our adventure playground or soft play barn, riding the pony's and take a bite to eat in our coffee shop or go for a meal in Lakeside Restaurant. 

Farm Prices

Activity Children Adults Family*
Farm Only £5.00 £5.50 £19.00
Activity OAP's Carers
Farm Only £5.00 £5.00

Playbarn Prices

Activity Child 1–2yrs Child 2–8 years
Playbarn** (1 hour) £1.50 £3.50

Combination Prices 

Activity Children Family*
Farm + 1 hour Playbarn £7.50 £24.00

Pony Rides

Activity Children
Pony Rides £1.50

*Family ticket comprises 2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children
**The Playbarn is only suitable for children up to the age of 8yrs old

CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 2018

Opening Times

Summer Opening Times 
April 8th 2017 - October 29th 2017

OPEN - 7 days a Week 10am - 5pm (last entry at 4pm) Including all bank holidays

Playbarn closes at 4.30pm

Pony Rides (11pm - 12.30pm + 1.30pm - 3pm) *Weekends only in term time/ Daily in the holidays*

The Coffee shop and ticket office will close at 4pm.

Winter Opening Times
October 30th 2017 – March 2018

CLOSED

*This year Ponderosa will be closing for the winter to allow us to do some refurbishments. Any bookings made will still take place as usual. 

Free parking All Year Round

Things to do


How to find us

From Manchester

Come off the M62 at Junction 26 - turn right onto the A638 - Follow this road through Cleckheaton - Turn right at the clock tower in Heckmondwike centre. The centre is sign posted on the right. Turn down Station lane, under the railway bridge, past Al Murad tiles and we are the next left turn.

From Leeds

Turn off M62 at Junction 27 (Showcase Cinema) and pick up the A62 towards Huddersfield. Through 6 sets of light and turn left into Heckmondwike centre - then turn right at the clock tower in Heckmondwike centre. The centre is sign posted on the right. Turn down Station lane, under the railway bridge, past Al Murad tiles and we are the next left turn.

Ponderosa Centre Map

Key

  • 1Meerkats
  • 2Black and White Ruffed Lemurs
  • 3Bunny Barn: Chipmunks; Leaf Cutter Ants; Chinchillas; Tortoises; Sugar Gliders; Rabbits; Guinea Pigs; Degus; Budgies; Lesser Hairy Armadillo
  • 4Reptile House
  • 5Tri-coloured Squirrels
  • 6European Polecats
  • 7Rabbits
  • 8Highland Cattle
  • 9Marmosets
  • 10Raccoon Dogs
  • 11Stables (Pony Rides)
  • 12Pigs & Chickens
  • 13Reindeer
  • 14Asian Short Clawed Otters
  • 15South American Coatis
  • 16SIlver Foxes
  • 17Aviary's
  • 18Scottish Wildcats
  • 19Llamas, Alpacas, Goats & Pigs
  • 20Welly Wash
  • 21Disabled Parking
  • 22Farm Car Park
  • 23Main Office
  • 24Playbarn (ages 8 and under)
  • 25Coffee Shop
  • 26Adventure Play
  • 27Zip Wire
  • 28Lakeside Restaurant
  • 29Lakeside Car Park
  • 30Nature Trail
  • 31Beach
  • 32Small Beach
  • 33Lakeside Restaurant Entrance
  • 34Ticket Office