“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Christmas at The Miniature Pony Centre

For the first time ever, we are opening our doors over the Christmas period. With two fantastic weekends packed full of festive fun!

We have Christmas stalls with locally made food & crafts, seasonal treats, as well as the big man himself, YES, Santa is here to give all those good boys and girls their Christmas gifts.

Santa will be arriving in style, of course, and tickets include entrance to the Centre and free activities including pony walking as well as seasonal entertainment over each weekend.

Our cafe will be stocked with plenty of Christmas treats including hot chocolate. Plus our gift store will be open for those last-minute Christmas gifts!

Of course, during this period, all COVID safety precautions will still be in place, this means although Santa will still be able to visit all you good boys and girls, this year children will be unable to physically sit on Santa’s knee. But don’t worry, we aim to make this a magical moment nonetheless!

*This is a ticket-only event taking place outside our normal season opening times and therefore we require all visitors to purchase tickets in advance, including season ticket holders.



  • Tickets must be booked online as there are limited spaces available.
  • Tickets include a gift with every ticket including adults!
  • Watch Santa arrive in style.
  • A COVID safe visit to Santa.
  • A hot drink plus a treat for adults as well as squash and a pony biscuit for the children.
  • Calendar Advent hunt with a chocolate treat surprise.
  • Lots and lots of seasonal activities.


Ticket prices for visitors 2 years plus – £13.95

Ticket prices for babies (under 2 years old) – £3.00

Tickets include entry to the centre.