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image for Animal Sanctuary item typeThe Pit Pony Sanctuary

Animal Sanctuary, £2-£4

Pit Pony Sanctuary

Pit Pony Sanctuary

Pit ponies were used extensively in the mines


Come walking with ponies on the high pastures overlooking the Taff Valley.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours mandatory

Opening details

1st May until 30th September Monday - Friday 10:00 - 14:00
Saturday - CLOSED
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

1st October until 30th April
By appointment only





Plan route to The Pit Pony Sanctuary using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 075884  Lat: 51.58728 Long: -3.33604

By Road:
From pontypridd railway station Llantrisant Road, Left into Maindy (Maendy) Road, left at cattle grid, through gate,(please close), down track to bottom.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours mandatoryGuided tours mandatory