Ponderosa Zoo has a wide variety 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 and take a bite to eat in our Lakeside Restaurant.
|Activity||Carer||Disabled Adult||Disabled Child||Senior|
|Activity||Child (Under 2's)||Child 2–8 years|
|Playbarn** (1 hour)||£1.50||£3.50|
|Zoo + 1 hour Playbarn||£7.50||£24.00|
**The Playbarn is only suitable for children up to the age of 8yrs old
*** We do NOT offer play barn admission without zoo entry
10am - 4pm (last entry at 3pm)
10am - 3pm
*All the above are open and operational 7 days per week.
*We will be closed from December 24th 2018 - January 4th 2019
10am - 5pm (last entry at 4pm)
10am - 4pm
*All the above are open and operational 7 days per week
*Including all bank holidays
Free parking All Year Round
Come and spend an hour in our indoor soft play barn. With ball pools, slides and lots of noisy things to find, you'll have a whale of a time. Please note that the playbarn is suitable for children upto 8 years old. For hygiene reasons, socks/tights must be worn.
Browse round our gift shop, we sell all sorts of fun things from pencils, farm toys and teddies. Our prices start from 50p and go up to £14.99
Serving fresh coffees and other hot drinks or try one of the many flavours of ice creams available the coffee shop is the place to go!!
Serving freshly prepared high quality food to your table, if you're looking for something a little bit special the restaurant is where you want to go, also boasting a fully licensed bar. (Please contact us on the day you wish to come to ensure the restaurant is open as we sometimes have functions booked).
Through the winter, the Lakeside Restaurant is open on weekends only - unless they have a private function booked in.
Carvery will be served every Sunday from 12pm until 5pm, along with full a la carte menu
Come along to our handling times and meet our reptiles, rabbits and guinea pigs.
*Summer period only*
A favourite for the children come and enjoy a total adreniline rush on the zip wire based next to the new Ponderosa Adventure Playground.
We have now installed a new outdoor adventure play area for the younger and also older children this is based behind the coffee shop with plenty of outdoor and under cover seating for the parents, other play areas are also by the lake side and also in front of the coffee shop.
Come and visit our pirate ship and make your own sandcastles, with our ever expanding and exciting beach area, that's where it's at!!
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.
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.