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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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Surprisingly great afternoon out

We went here after seeing an advertisement but not really looked into what was there. We had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mercede5
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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Great Value...

We last visited Ponderosa three years ago and I know they had some issues recently that was widely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andy C
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“pony rides” (28 reviews)
“play barn” (18 reviews)
“soft play” (12 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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"soft play"
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"ice cream"
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"beach area"
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"young children"
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"guinea pigs"
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"my daughter"
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"reptile house"
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"lots of play areas"
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"lovely place"
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"family ticket"
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"school holidays"
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"sandwiches"
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"entrance fee"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after seeing an advertisement but not really looked into what was there. We had a lovely afternoon, lots of animals to see and lots of play areas. The play barn looked nice and clean but we didn’t use it as it was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We last visited Ponderosa three years ago and I know they had some issues recently that was widely publicised. However, the improvements are plain to see and we enjoyed a terrific afternoon out there today. The entrance fee at £19 for 2 adults and 2...More

1  Thank Andy C
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

I assisted my granddaughter, her teacher and friends on a school trip to Ponderosa. There are plenty of animals, some of which didn't want to be on view when we were guided around the enclosures. The guide was very knowledgable but telling us the animals...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We have visited many times with our 2 year old son before and really enjoyed Ponderosa. However since the refurbishment it has definitly gone down hill. You can no longer pet or feed the animals. The closest you can get to the goats is by...More

2  Thank Helen V
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

My 2 year old niece loved this day out. Lots of play gyms and slides for them. Food was good too in the resteraunt. Would definately reccomend for private functions.

Thank Sam C
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here last month and had a wonderful afternoon. It was amazing to see so many exotic animals so close up, especially the Raccoon Dogs (my personal favourite). We felt very welcomed by staff, especially in the Lakeside Resteraunt, where the...More

1  Thank Kate S
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We went to ponderosa during the school holidays and it was a lovely day out for the family. The weather was great so made it even better. Would definitely recommend to anyone with children.

Thank symoswife
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Visited with my grandson yesterday, I was appalled at the tiny cages these poor animals have to live in. Two solver foxes living in an area small that my garden, tiny little enclosure for three reindeer. It was awful and the food in the Lakeside...More

Thank pamdenby
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

A group of us (4mums) took our kids (9) for a day out. Opened 10am and was quiet until around 1130. Its all been refurbished & you can tell (we have been prior). Not loads of animals to look at but enough for the kids....More

Thank caroline H
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

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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