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Der Ponyhof – Familienhotel und Reiterparadies Childcare and activities

Special highlights – recreation

  • Pony riding and horse riding lessons
  • Small animal enclosure
  • Hotel’s own ski school

Childcare at Familotel Der Ponyhof

Whether it’s feeding and petting animals or handicrafts at the Happy-Club – Familotel Der Ponyhof has worked out a special children’s programme especially for young guests. Boredom doesn’t stand a chance here and certainly not in bad weather. At Der Ponyhof, attentive childcare staff look after your offspring for 43.5 hours a week. The little ones leisurely explore the region as part of the Happy-Club, both on horses and ponies as well as on foot during fun hikes or exploratory tours with the expert in forest-related education. And in winter, little skiers can even learn to ski right in front of the hotel.

Leisure activities around the hotel

Styria is a beautiful, mountainous and forested area in the south of Austria, known for its wine, healing springs and castles. Familotel Der Ponyhof is idyllically situated on a high plateau between Graz and Wiener Neustadt. The perfect setting for nature lovers and anyone seeking relaxation.

The family hotel is therefore an ideal starting point for sporting activities and day trips. Whether you are planning an excursion on your own or with the entire family, there are countless leisure opportunities here.

  • In summer
    hiking, cycling, horse riding, golfing, mountain biking, climbing, swimming
  • In winter
    skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snowshoeing, visiting the thermal baths

Holidays with children in Styria

Holidays with children are always a challenge. Familotel Der Ponyhof is not just a family hotel, but also a farm hotel. Surrounded by lots of animals, your holiday becomes a real hit for every member of the family. Here you can spend the whole holiday petting, feeding and even helping to care for the farm’s various animal residents. There is always an extremely loving and family-like atmosphere, so your offspring will feel at home from the very beginning.

Playing, romping and letting off steam

At Familotel Der Ponyhof, children will find a huge selection of different opportunities to play. In fact, the children can’t decide what they want to check out first. Whether it’s on their own, with their parents or together with the childcare staff, there is always a special holiday adventure with exciting experiences waiting.

The opportunities to let off steam around the pony farm:

  • Large playground and football pitch
  • Forest marble run and building dwarf houses, foraging for mushrooms, handicrafts using natural materials, building little bark boats
  • Pony rides in summer and winter
  • Petting zoo with ponies, cats, rabbits, goats, ducks and chickens
  • Eating together at the children’s table
  • Magic carpet with ski carousel in front of the hotel
  • Ice rink

Day trip tips in the region


Tip 1: Kräftereich St. Jakob
One very unusual place is Kräftereich St. Jakob im Walde. Try out the energy check, go to the herb garden or let yourself be inspired by the silent water jet. Here you will come across special powers, myths, energies and much more.

Tip 2: Tierwelt Herberstein
At Tierwelt Herberstein, you can observe animals from Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and America.

Tip 3: H2O-Therme
At H2O Therme, you will find swimming and bathing fun on over 1,000 sqm and numerous water attractions. Anyone seeking relaxation can unwind in the unique sauna complex with soothing infusions and massages on offer.

The Grill family


Holidays with the Grill family in Styria

The small 3-star S family hotel is idyllically nestled in the beautiful Joglland "Waldheimat" (Home in the Forest). You can enjoy nature to your heart’s content here. Little guests can really let off steam here and experience lots of adventures on the farm. The grown-ups are charmed by the idyllic landscape, which is perfect for exploring on horseback, on foot or by bike.

Our tips

  • Spacious rooms and family-suites
  • Delicious Ponyhof cuisine with regional specialities from Styria
  • Perfect horse riding holidays for the whole family