‘working to promote and protect the Exmoor Pony’   



During the year we hold a number of special events at the Centre. Please see our list of planned events below.

2019 Events


Our Activity Afternoons and Activity Days are a great way to get up close to some of the ponies that were taken into our care and have a fun time at the Centre. These events are held in all weather with riding under cover if necessary. Booking is not required and entrance to the Centre is free. There are small charges for the individual activities.

Activities available at ALL these events are:

Pony Rides - the minimum age for riding is 4 years old and there is a 12stone weight limit.
Pony Grooming
Crafts & Games
Refreshments (cakes, sandwiches) served by our volunteers in our warm Green Room Building

Thursday, 21st February - Activity Afternoon -  12 midday - 3pm

Sunday, 14th April - Activity Day - 11am - 3pm
In addition to our usual activities we will have an Easter Quiz Trail which all the family can play. Answer all the questions and claim your chocolate reward.

Thursday, 30th May - Activity Afternoon - 12 midday - 3pm

Sunday, 28th July - Summer Celebration - 11am - 3pm

Let's celebrate Summer and the 13th year since we have been open.

Thursday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August - Activity Afternoon - 12 midday - 3pm

Thursday 24th and 31st October - Halloween Activity Afternoons - 12 midday - 3pm
In addition to our usual activities there will be a spooky Halloween Trail. Follow the trail and claim your treat.
Special Events

Tuesday 5th March Pancakes and Ponies 5pm – 7.30pm

Join the ponies and the team at the Exmoor Pony Centre to celebrate Pancake Day. Meet and interact with the ponies, talks and demonstrations, enjoy pancakes and refreshments in the Green Room.
Booking: Booking essential
Charge: £4 adult, £3 child

Friday 29th Mar Quiz at the Sportsman 7pm
Teams of 6 or just come along to make up a team on the night. 
Booking: Booking essential.
Charge: £12 to include carvery
Call Exmoor Pony Centre 01398 323093 or Sheila 01598 740281 to book your place

Wednesday 5th Jun Volunteer Action Day 10.30am - 3.30pm
Interested in volunteering? Come along and meet the ponies, staff and volunteers. Join in withe spring clean action day or come along to have a look and find out more, everyone welcome. Tasks for all abilities will be ongoing throughout the day, refreshments included.
Booking: No need to book - just turn up

Saturday 29th Jun Cream Teas with the Ponies 2pm - 4pm
Celebrate National Cream Tea Day with the Exmoor ponies. Have a look around, meet some of the pony residents and enjoy a scrumptious cream tea and refreshments.
Booking: No need to book - just turn up
Charge: Free admission, donations welcome. Charge for refreshments.

Wednesday 10th Jul Teddy Bears Picnic 3pm - 6pm
Celebrate National Teddy Bears Picnic Day with the ponies. Bring along your teddy, enjoy fun, games and refreshments. Turn up and take part. Minimum age for riding 4years, weight limit 12st.
Booking: No need to book - just turn up
Charge: Free admission, donations welcome. Small charge for some activities.

Sunday 11th Aug Exmoor Pony Festival BBQ and Quiz 7pm
Join in the fun and laughter as part of this annual event, celebrating the Exmoor ponies. General knowledge questions. 
Booking: Booking essential
Charge: £6 per person

Wednesday 23rd and 30th Oct Wildlife at Night 6pm - 8pm
Join the Exmoor ponies in discovering the Wildlife at Night on Exmoor. Family friendly event to inspire everyone to engage in their local wildlife. Hot chocolate and marshmallows. Opportunity to interact with the ponies.
Booking: Booking essential.
Charge: Adult £3, Under 16 £2




The Exmoor Pony Festival 11th – 18th August 2019

The following events are happening during the Exmoor Pony Festival. If you would like more information please follow this link www.exmoorponyfestival.com

Monday 12th Aug Guided Walk 10am
Saturday 17th Aug Escorted Scenic Ride 10am
Sunday 18th Aug Model Pony and Hobby Horse Show 2pm