Pony Parties

children's birthday parties in the devon countryside

Brought To You By East Devon Riding Academy

We can help you celebrate your child’s special day with one of our highly rated pony parties. Our excellent indoor and outdoor facilities allow for many options for parties all year round. We have many years experience of entertaining children safely and aim to provide an enjoyable experience full of memories. 

​About Our Children's Birthday Parties

We can host a pony party with or without riding and you can also choose from a range of other activities to suit you. Children can groom and decorate the ponies, play pony themed games, take part in a treasure hunt or pony craft activities. They can even learn about looking after the ponies and have a go at doing the stables if they want to! You can be assured that we are very safety conscious and have high standards of welfare for our ponies. Our parties follow our ethical practices, so we can provide you with a fun, enjoyable experience without any discomfort or abuse for the ponies. We provide a rosette and a certificate for each child to go home with alongside their happy memories!

Thank you Natalie and all the team at EDRA for making Emily’s 7th birthday a spectacular one! Emily and her friends loved her pony party at EDRA. Pony riding, decorating the ponies with glitter and ribbons, games and a treasure hunt! They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We can’t thank you all enough for a stress free, memorable and magical time!

We begun offering the opportunity for children to join us for the morning back in 2011. Our many years of experience in the industry helped us to define our Pony Mornings so we could offer children enjoyable, active and educational activities whilst providing parents with value for money and the peace of mind that we would strive to keep their children happy, engaged and most importantly, safe. Our reputation for hosting high quality Pony Mornings rapidly grew, we started with just two for the whole summer holidays and we now run two for every week of every school holiday and half term. Each year we welcome new children but we also have many returning customers, several who are local and some who just visit us once a year when they are on holiday. Some of the children who attend our pony mornings are regular riders and some have never ridden before- all are welcome as we split the group according to experience if necessary.

Looking for A Memorable Birthday Party In Devon?

Our stables are set in 27 acres of beautiful East Devon countryside. For those who don't want to ride, the space and freedom of our fields are also available for a countryside themed party. We offer a range of activities to choose from, including a nature trail, games in our orchard, nature crafts, treasure hunts, grooming the ponies, feeding the ponies and taking a walk to see the goats and feed them a treat. Our parties are available all year round. We have indoor facilities, so many of the activities can still go ahead even if the weather turns out to be unkind on the day.

Firstly, we understand children. We teach 1000’s of them every year! Our teaching methods follow an active learning approach, which keeps children involved by learning through doing, rather than the traditional but less effective way of just telling them what to do. All of our sessions are delivered through age appropriate activities, which enable children to succeed and learn whilst they are having fun. We guide the Pony Morning where appropriate, however we also encourage the children to be part of the decision making and empower them to have the freedom to discover and explore.

A Perfect Place For A Special Birthday Tea....

We cannot provide food but we have a lovely room where the children can have their birthday tea or cake (provided by you). Or we have picnic benches outside with a view across the valley to the sea. We have a toilet and hand washing facilities with warm water.

We want to help make your child’s celebration special. Please call or email Natalie to discuss how we can help you. PLEASE NOTE- early booking is advisable as we do get booked up. It is always worth asking at short notice but generally we need a minimum of 6 weeks notice to be able to fit you in, sometimes longer during busy periods.

Want a birthday party your child will remember?


Thank you so much, Emily absolutely loved her morning with you and can't wait until next time...she says it was the best birthday present ever!!

Secondly, we understand horses. We spend 1000’s of hours with them every year! The welfare of our animals is a huge passion of ours and we work very hard to look after our horses to a very high standard. This ensures that their health and well being is optimised and they are happy in their jobs, as after all, a happy horse is a safer horse. Our teaching methods do not involve bullying or forceful communication, such as encouraging children to kick or whip animals to make them do what they want. Instead the children are taught humane, respectful handling and riding techniques which keeps them safer and protects the horses from physical and psychological harm. Children absolutely love our kind methods and the harmony and success that they bring.
Thirdly, we understand what parents want. As parents ourselves, we appreciate that safety is a top priority and we structure our activities to minimise the risks involved with being around animals. We offer close supervision, well planned activities and high quality instruction with well maintained, purpose built facilities. We know that you want your children to enjoy their time with us, so we try our best to make this happen and give them a positive experience with lasting, happy memories. Our high standards, ethical horsemanship, fantastic resources and excellent supervision also give superb value for money.

Who Are The Pony Parties Suitable For?

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    For boys and girls.   From 2 years of age.
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    All levels of experience. We welcome both complete beginners and those with experience.
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    Children who love animals, the outdoors and countryside adventures. Our friendly team is here to support you in giving your child a special day.

Please talk to us about your ideas for your child's celebration, we will do our best to help you. 

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