We can offer you a tailor made day to suit many topics and areas of learning, to ensure learning and fun for all children on their trip to the Miniature Pony Centre. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff will be on hand to ensure the smooth running of your day.
Teachers are encouraged to come and visit the centre prior to their education visit. Please contact us to arrange a suitable date.
“ Our trip to the Miniature Pony Centre was an amazing start to our animal topic and gave the children a fantastic hands on experience which really sparked their imagination to further their learning at school” Lara Small, Early Years Leader, Countess Wear Primary School.
Plan your visit
Arrival- Coaches are welcome to drop off the school groups at the front entrance from 10am onwards when they will be welcomed by our educational leader.
Lunch boxes- You will have exclusive use of the education room where you can drop off all bags and lunch boxes. This will be your base for the day.
Toilets- The main toilets including disabled facilities are located at the front of the centre and extra toilets are closely located to the educational room in the courtyard.
Visiting the shop – Children are welcome to visit the gift shop.
Plan of the day
Please let us know your topics, and we will endeavour to tailor your sessions. We also recommend that school groups are split into teams or groups of 10-15, so each child has an opportunity to explore each hands-on experience.
You have the choice from the following:
- Animal feeding
- Pony rides*
- Pony grooming
- Meet Buster our Shire Horse
- Meet the some our of smaller animals and creepy crawlies.
Each session comes with an educational talk, please e-mail us directly so that we can tailor make these for you. For a further breakdown of the activities, please see the activities page.
£6.00 per child, with a free adult for every 5 paying children.
*Pony rides incur an additional £2.00 cost, per child
All children will receive a free goody bag at the end of the day from the gift shop, which includes a money-off voucher.