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Ponderosa Zoo

Off Smithies Lane Liversedge, Heckmondwike WF16 0PN, UK


About Ponderosa Zoo

Ponderosa Zoo is a beautiful zoo that was created in 1991 by Maureen Cook with the aim to bridge the gap' between disabled and able-bodied people through the care of animals as a form of therapy.  This beautiful Zoo is now home to over 120 animals from lemurs to reindeer. There is also so many other activities in and around this zoo.

Attractions near Ponderosa Zoo

Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park4.09km from Ponderosa Zoo

Bagshaw Museum was the house of a former Victorian mill owner, first opened as a museum in 1911 and named after its first curator, Walter Bagshaw.  The museum contains two local history galleries, a South Asia gallery, a temporary exhibition space, and, unusually for a local museum, an Egyptological gallery. The museum also holds a substantial collection of Asian textiles, including Japanese and Chinese pieces from the Hilditch collection, subsequent donations from private individuals.

Oakwell Hall5.1km from Ponderosa Zoo

Oakwell Hall is a country house in the village of Birstall in the English administrative unit of West Yorkshire. The Elizabethan-style house is listed by English Heritage as a Grade I Historic Building. It is set in contemporary gardens surrounded by 45 hectares of landscaped grounds.  The builder was John Batt.

The National Coal Mining Museum for England. Visit for a unique all weather adventure. Underground tours, exhibitions, the great outdoors & original events. The museum offers guided underground tours where visitors can experience the conditions miners worked in and see the tools and machines they used as the industry and the mine developed through the years. The Yorkshire Mining Museum opened in 1988 and the museum became the National Coal Mining Museum in 1995.

Emley Moor8.16km from Ponderosa Zoo

One of the majestic pieces of architectural skill that was towering over the town from high up on Emley Moor.  This transmitting station stands 1,084 feet tall. Its base is 1,949 feet above sea level, imposing over the beautiful rolling moorland. The structure consists of a tapered cylindrical pillar of reinforced concrete, topped by a steel lattice mast carrying 55 m tall antennas. It was the seventh-tallest freestanding structure and the fourth tallest tower in the European Union.

Greenhead Park9.81km from Ponderosa Zoo

The Greenhead Park is the perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy the wonderful environment and landscape. It's a fantastic place to spend time with friends, enjoy the changing of the seasons, play on the swings, or grab a cuppa in the café by the tennis courts.  The park has always been popular with local people, both young and old and the features and events within the park have attracted people from miles around.

Castle Hill10.44km from Ponderosa Zoo

The site was developed as an iron age hill fort, surrounded by defensive ditches and ramparts. In the Middle Ages there was a castle on the hill, of which the well remains. The present tower was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897 No camping, barbeques or fires are allowed due to the damage that has been sustained to the ancient monument and vegetation.

Where is Ponderosa Zoo

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West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. Remnants of strong coal, wool and iron ore industries remain in the county, having attracted people over the centuries.