We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 8005 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33635-9709
Phone Number:
+1 813-855-8992
09:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Animal sanctuary with exotic and livestock species. Farm animals ,exotics,...

Animal sanctuary with exotic and livestock species. Farm animals ,exotics, pony rides ,train rides, hayrides, horseback riding all in a farm setting. We are open Thurs-Sunday, please note we are closed Mon-Wed.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 177 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 147
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
  • 1
  • 0
Great ride and really special sanctuary experience

The horses are healthy and well cared for and our guides were very friendly. After a very nice ride, we went to the sanctuary and it is a really special place. We casually... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lee C
Houston, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 167: English reviews
Houston, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The horses are healthy and well cared for and our guides were very friendly. After a very nice ride, we went to the sanctuary and it is a really special place. We casually strolled the property and probably spent at least an hour or more seeing all the animals. Definitely a worthwhile experience!

Thank Lee C
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful place thrilled and educated my 30 excited 1st Graders about all of the different animals on the property. We had a train ride, a pony ride and lots of hands-on interaction with many animals. The habitats were all clean and spacious, with plenty of water and food. The animals are well-cared for. The playground and picnic tables were... More 

Thank Lisa C
Chicago, IL
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last week while visiting the Tampa area we took our 5 year old to Horse Power for Kids and it was easily the best decision of our vacation. He had a wonderful time and so did we. Pros: It's inexpensive. $7 a person, you can't even go to a movie for that little! Lots of animals. My animal lover was... More 

1 Thank 15MoreMinutes
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

At first I thought it might be mediocre, but I was wrong! This place is awesome for kids and my very busy 2 year old was engaged and interested the entire time! The adults were entertained as well. Way better than a zoo! You can get so close to the animals and that's what kids like! Pony rides too!

Thank Vanessa S
Dunedin, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We had a birthday party at Horsepower for Kids and the kids had a wonderful time. The animals are well cared for and the environment is clean, considering it is a farm. We'll be back again and again.

Thank foursportskids
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Had such a great time here! Attended with a family of 6 (4 adults, 2 toddlers). Of course this place is geared more towards kids but adults can still have a good time wandering the grounds and seeing all the animals. The place is way bigger than it seems from the street and parking lot. They have a nice little... More 

1 Thank Bernie C
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

After seeing all the stellar reviews, I had to see this place for myself. Everything was clean and well organized. The opportunity for close interaction with the animals was awesome. I can totally see this place as a great field trip opportunity for clubs and schools. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the laid back atmosphere. My teen daughter was... More 

Thank larabora217
Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

went on a trail ride with my family it was very shaded and very peaceful i loved it me and my family had a great time. Very safe and organized thank you horsepower for the great time.

Thank desi0521
Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

My fiancé, 22 month old son and myself came here on a Thursday. We had no idea this place existed until I googled petting zoos and found this one which happened to be ten minutes away from our home. We were blown away. Our expectations were exceeded greatly with the large amount of different types of animals that they care... More 

Thank mdes1101
West Palm Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Wow what a great place this was. Lots of animals and lots of hands on with the animals which was great. Definitely not a zoo in terms of exotic animals but a good variety and animals seem very well cared for. It's run by volunteers who are very friendly and helpful. All in all a great place to escape for... More 

Thank russhopple

Travellers who viewed Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary also viewed


Been to Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Fort Lauderdale
over a year ago
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?