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Ponderosa Rural Therapeutic Centre

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Ponderosa Park 1 Smithies Lane, Heckmondwike, Dewsbury WF16 0PN, England
+44 1924 235276
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Should be for everyone not just children

Visited with a party of 4 adults with LD. how disappointing to find no petting areas through the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
rabbitrabbits
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Halifax
Amazing trip to a local zoo!

I really enjoyed my visit here at Ponderosa! My favourite new addition was the porcupine named... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sophie B
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  • Average17%
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“pony rides” (27 reviews)
“soft play” (12 reviews)
“play barn” (17 reviews)
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Ponderosa Park 1 Smithies Lane, Heckmondwike, Dewsbury WF16 0PN, England
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+44 1924 235276
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"pony rides"
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"soft play"
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"play barn"
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"young children"
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"ice cream"
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"beach area"
in 16 reviews
"guinea pigs"
in 16 reviews
"my daughter"
in 11 reviews
"lakeside restaurant"
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"lovely place"
in 6 reviews
"family ticket"
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"lots of play areas"
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"car park"
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"sandwiches"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited with a party of 4 adults with LD. how disappointing to find no petting areas through the week only at weekends and school holidays. Adults like to pet animals! There was a big lack of animals to see. We’re they all in their beds?...More

1  Thank rabbitrabbits
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit here at Ponderosa! My favourite new addition was the porcupine named Elton! Also I loved how they have swapped the parrots / birds around because you can see them a lot closer and easier. Would defiantly recommend to family and...More

Thank Sophie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been this week since the reopening after improvements over winter. I went with a toddler and baby. Still a great option for kids to see some animals - loved the new addition of a porcupine. We didn’t manage to catch any of the animal sessions...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time I have been to this place, it's not the biggest of places to visit but for the money it was worth it. A lot of the animals we didn't see because they were asleep and hidden in their huts but because it was...More

Thank 345debrab
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to keep the grandkids happy play area, like a small zoo for kids to interact try it don't think you'll be disappointed

2  Thank k w
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Arrived miserable man on the gate, as we went around the centre every corner we turned there is a children's play area with slides swings etc i am sure that this place used to be an animal place where you could pet the animals etc....More

5  Thank saz1965
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Took my toddler today as he loves animals. Chose this farm as they offer online to feed the animals. Got there and they had run out of animal feed (baring in mind we went at 11 am!!) asked for a map and was informed they...More

2  Thank Bell1989
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

First visit here, and many great aspects, nicely laid out grounds, loads of great play areas for Kids, reasonably priced entry, good homecooked dishes in restaurant. Also on the day we visited a bouncy castle, balloon artist and magician all included in the price. Not...More

1  Thank 596Julie_
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lovely place to go out with kids. Inexpensive, nice surroundings, plenty animals, and friendly staff.

Thank Dora M
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We took our 3 grandchildren to Ponderosa, pouring down but a good time was had by all. A lot of the animals were missing, but a young man was very informative about the snake he was handling, a bit haphazard how the feeding happens but...More

Thank pandora532016
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