Summer Holidays at Ponderosa Zoo

Join us at Ponderosa Zoo this Summer as we invite some very special guests to keep your little ones entertained. 

Monday’s at Ponderosa

If the children are clowning around this summer and need to release some energy, join the Crafty Devilz for some summer fun and a circus workshop, every Monday!


Wednesday’s at Ponderosa

Jimmy Jammy Joe’s Super Magic Show is back by popular demand!  

At selected times: 11:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-1:30pm, 2:30pm-3:00pm.


Sunday’s at Ponderosa

Join us at Lakeside Restaurant each Sunday in Summer from 4pm for live music sessions. Take a look at the upcoming schedule…

Enjoy a delicious carvery throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Carvery must be pre-booked via the Lakeside Restaurant website. Or, simply drop in for a drink at the bar.


Throughout the summer you’ll be able to explore the BRAND NEW Lemur Bay! An extension of our already well-loved beach. We have a jumping pillow where you can bounce away for the whole day!


You can also meet some of our resident animals with a daily action packed schedule of Animal Talks and Feeds:

  • Reindeer talk and feed: 11:00am
  • Asian Short Clawed Otter talk and feed: 12:00pm 
  • Serval talk and feed: 1:00pm 
  • Insect Encounter: 2:00pm
  • Scottish Wildcat talk and feed: 3:00pm


All activities above are included in admission prices. Admission tickets must be pre-booked via the website.

Maps & Guides

Planning a visit to Ponderosa Zoo? Why not familiarise yourself with our handy map before your day out. 


01924 235276 /

Lakeside Restaurant
01924 404604 /

Day Care
01924 404154

Ponderosa Zoo,
Off Smithies Lane,
WF16 0PN

 Opening Hours 10am – 5pm daily. 

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