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, meeting the pony's and take a bite to eat in our coffee shop or go for a meal in Lakeside Restaurant. 

Zoo Prices

Activity Under 2's Children Adults Family*
Zoo Only    FREE £5.00 £5.50 £19.00
Activity Carer Disabled Adult Disabled Child Senior
Zoo Only £2.50 £3.50 £3 £5

Playbarn Prices

Activity Child (Under 2's) Child 2–8 years
Playbarn** (1 hour) £1.50 £3.50

Combination Prices 

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


*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

Summer Opening Times 
May 5th 2018 - October 31st 2018

Zoo: 
10am - 5pm
(last entry at 4pm)

*Including all bank holidays

Playbarn:
10am - 4pm


*All the above are open and operational 7 days per week

Winter Opening Times
November 1st 2018 – May 4th 2019

Zoo:
10am - 4pm
(last entry at 3pm)

*Including all bank holidays

Playbarn:
10am - 3pm

 

*All the above are open and operational 7 days per week.

Free parking All Year Round

Things to do

Halloween at Ponderosa

Get ready for a fantastic Halloween here at Ponderosa Zoo!

Details...
Running from the 20th - 28th October (10am - 5pm) we have all sorts of Halloween activities taking place:

11am: Bat feeding & talk
12pm: Reptile experience
1pm: Porcupine talk
2pm: Pony Petting
3pm: Small mammal experience
4pm: Fox feeding and talk

PLUS
11am - 3pm: Our pumpkin patch will be open for you pick a pumpkin, you can the draw on a design and our expert pumpkin carvers will carve it out ready for you to take home.

In addition we have a little mystery going on at the zoo and we need our customers help us solve it! Some frightful beasts from a magical world have escaped and are hiding in the zoo! Can you find them and help return them back to where they belong? Make sure to collect your clues on arrival and drop off your findings at the ticket office on your way out. Those that solve it will be given a special treat!

Fancy dress is encouraged and spot prizes will be offered to those with the spookiest costumes

Prices:
For all activities listed above + an hour use of our Play barn + general zoo admission:
Under 2's: £3
Child (aged 3 - 8): £8.95
Adult: £5.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £27.95
Family: (1 adult + 3 children): £30.95

* Our regular admission prices will still run throughout the week if you want to visit the zoo but do not wish to take part in the Halloween event.

** Additional pumpkins can be purchased if you would like to just purchase a general admission ticket but also get a pumpkin.

*** Our bouncy castle will be up and will be an extra charge of £1.50

**** Last admission is at 4pm


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