People often ask us: “Where is the best place to have a Pony Party?” So we’ve included a few ideas for you to follow up.
We can bring our ponies to your place, and when we arrive we assess the best area for the pony rides. This may be your yard, driveway, a pathway, or a combination of these. It depends on a few things such as:
- Access to the yard: Are there any steps or narrow gates? Are there structures or trees the riders will have to duck under?
- The surface the ponies will walk on: Is it slippery? Is there any gravel or is it a grassy or paved area?
- How big the yard is: Is there room for the ponies to walk around? We take into account the number of guests standing around, the jumping castle, play equipment, and don’t forget the clothesline!
- It also depends on what size ponies we have bought with us, large or small. But don’t worry, we always find somewhere suitable!
Are Local Parks Suitable For Pony Parties?
The other option is for the pony party to be at a local park. A nature reserve or sports ground is out, but a general play area or open space is ideal for pony rides. You may need to ask the council for permission and each council is different in their response. However, local councils in our area we have found to be open to having pony parties in their parks include City of Whittlesea http://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au, City of Darebin /www.darebin.vic.gov.au, and Whitehorse City Council http://www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au.
Some of the best locations we do pony rides at are the under utilized scout/girl guide halls. Most towns have them, and they are a great area for parties as they have facilities such as a kitchen and toilets, as well as shady areas suitable for pony rides.
Other places suitable for pony rides
Other places for pony rides are laneways, nature strips, paddocks, grandparents houses, farms, community centres, school grounds, car parks, around the court and churches.
Or, Come to Flowerdale!
You could go for a drive and visit us at Flowerdale for the pony rides. We have 1, 2, or 3 ponies for the children to ride, depending on their ages. Each pony is hand led as we walk through the forest enjoying a slow pace, and spotting the wildlife. If there are a number of children, they can take it in turns riding each pony, which they love to do. However, if there are just a few kids, they can have a pony each. If you wish, you could have a birthday picnic at our farm, or head to Kinglake National Park.
Hope this helps you decide what you would like to do for your party! Please contact us if you would like to book our ponies for your special occasion.