Group Visits

Ponderosa are very happy to accept group or class bookings, and offer a wide choice of activities to teachers and group leaders. We have educational guided tours, play barn use and activities in animal welfare/husbandry. 

Options at Ponderosa Zoo...

We at Ponderosa want everyone to benefit from their visit and we are more than willing to discuss with you any individual requirements you may have. It may be that you want to include more of a specific activity to tie in with project or curriculum work you may already be involved in. Please inform us of your requirements and we will accommodate you to the best of our ability.

General Admission

General Admission Only Price per participant
  • General admission into the zoo only

£5 (per child)

£3 (per disabled child)

£3.50 (per disabled adult)

One Additional Activity 

Choose one option below: Price per participant
  • 30 minute zoo tour - Given by one of our zoo keepers
  • 30 minute exclusive use of our play barn - (Children 8 years and under)
  • 20 minute animal encounter - Meet our rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises

£7.50
£6.50
(per disabled participant)

Two Additional Activities  

Choose two options below: Price per participant
  • 30 minute zoo tour - Given by one of our zoo keepers
  • 30 minute exclusive use of our play barn - (Children 8 years and under)
  • 20 minute animal encounter - Meet our rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises

£8.50

£8 (per disabled participant)

All Activities

Includes ALL options listed below: Price per participant
  • 30 minute zoo tour - Given by one of our zoo keepers
  • 30 minute exclusive use of our play barn - (Children 8 years and under)
  • 20 minute animal encounter - Meet our rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises

£9

£8.50 (per disabled participant)

Additional Information

Summer Opening Times 
April 1st 2019 - October 31st 2019

Zoo: 
10am - 5pm (last entry at 4pm)

Playbarn:
10am - 4pm


*All the above are open and operational 7 days per week
*Including all bank holidays

Free parking All Year Round

Teacher Information

Our mission

To provide everyone, regardless of age and background or ability, access to an enjoyable, exciting experience in an open environment based on sustainability and education.

Pricing and information about our Education Packs can be found under Plan Your Visit

Key aims

General Information

Please download the General Information Document. It contains current information about bookings, prices, group sizes, parking and information to help you organise your visit.

Safety Guidelines for Schools and Groups

As we endeavour to make sure that all visitors enjoy their day it is just as important to ensure that all our visitors are safe during their time here. We have worked along side a number of schools to put these guidelines together to help you understand your responsibilities during the visit. Please download the safety guidelines document well in advance of your visit.

Risk Assessment for Ponderosa Rare Breeds Farm

Please download the Risk Assessment example for specific details of your trip. Please note that this is an example and the risks must be assessed by you

Education Policy and Vision Document

This Document outlines our Mission, Key aims and objectives, and our commitment to education through ongoing consultation with education providers.

Downloads

Risk Assessment for Ponderosa Rare Breeds Farm

Education Policy and Vision Document

Visitor General Information, Safety & Guidance

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