Not many of us suburban dwellers have the space for a pony in our backyard (or could even afford to look after one). So luckily there are quite a few places all around Sydney where you can giddy up, and someone else foots the feed bill!
This is about the only place you can jump in the saddle, in or near the city. The pony rides are held every weekend, and also in the school holidays from 10am - 2pm. The rides are only for kids aged 2 - 10 years, and who weigh less than 35kgs. Adults must accompany their children, with each ride costing $10.00. Please note, that if it is raining or the temperature is above 35 degrees, the rides will be cancelled for the safety of the animals.
This excellent centre in North West Sydney offers pony rides, horse riding lessons, school holiday programs and pony parties. The centre also has horses and ponies for sale, as well as offering horse agistment (boarding), and schooling.
Whether you want to do an individual or group ride with your friends, this property in South West Sydney would be perfect. They also host corporate days, birthday parties and tour groups. And if you are serious about learning to ride properly, they also provide lessons.
This is where you can jump in the saddle if you live in Southern Sydney. If you are lucky enough to own a horse, it can live here for a fee and then you can come and ride it when you have the time. If you don't own a pony, then you can visit and learn to ride a horse, go on a pony ride on a weekend, attend a school holiday camp, and even have a pony party for your birthday!
If your child has been begging you to buy them a pony, then you need to take them here! Your offspring can 'Own a Horse For a Day' at this awesome centre. For 4 hours, kids have to look after a horse, complete all of the necessary chores involved with owning a horse, and at the end they can ride it. They also offer riding lessons, trail rides and birthday parties.
This Northern Beaches riding school provides excellent facilities for both children and adults to learn to ride. They have a Saddle Club for kids who are serious about learning to ride, as well as school holiday camps. If you are looking for a new activity to do with your Mums Group, they also provide Tiny Tots Pony Rides. Lastly, they offer a selection of different birthday party options as well.
Located in the beautiful Central Coast, Glenworth Valley is an easy drive from Sydney up the freeway. You can not only ride horses here, but also do rock climbing, quad biking, lazer skirmish, kayaking and you can even camp! But back to the horses - there are guided horse rides, lead pony rides, cattle drives, gourmet picnic rides and free range horse rides available on this stunning 3000 acre wilderness property, which makes it well worth the drive.
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Address: 69 Cooks Rd Glenworth Valley
Telephone: 02 4375 1222
All ages are covered with heaps of FREE and affordable activities that span from action-packed to quiet, indoor and outdoor activities lasting a couple of hours to a whole day and longer running camps.
Christmas Wonderland promises to be the ultimate family day out with a single entry fee giving you access to unlimited rides, unlimited ice skating and snow play, Christmas activities and shows, themed Christmas walkthroughs and magical light displays.