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Sessions are usually 10am start lasting about 60 mins but please enquire for other times.
As long as you are allowed to visit us, and we are allowed to take visitors, we look forward to seeing you through after the current lockdown ends, but do book from April onwards & we can always refund or defer if travel restrictions are still in place by your chosen date. Do ask if you are hoping to come before then, please get in touch.
If you would like to buy undated vouchers as a present, we are making these valid 15 months as standard so you can look forward to a special day out with friends and family in 2021. Pop to our Gifts page for these.
Spend some quality time with our little mini donkeys having some farmyard fun, learning about handling and behaviour through some game-based techniques. Using a combination of target training and other non-aggressive interactive techniques with positive reinforcement, you will be shown how your own behaviour and body language affects the donkeys, and how these can be used to communicate with your sweet little companion. You’ll even have a go at some mini donkey agility games and liberty training which we are progressing and developing as the sessions progress.
The positive reinforcement techniques we use are transferable across most species, including humans!
What to expect
On arrival, you will be greeted by the mini donkeys and their trainer, and introduced to each of them as they all have very distinct personalities. There will be a short grooming session with a run through their health and welfare before starting to interact with the donkeys. The actual format will vary according to the participants, stage of learning of the donkeys and weather conditions but it will include the principles of Target Training and its use to promote confidence and communication. The session will last around an hour.
Need to know
The Donkey Play Experience can be carried out year round, with individuals and groups welcome to booking. Should you not see your preferred date on the calendar, please enquire as we can frequently accommodate specific requests. Undated gift vouchers lasting 12 months can be bought through our Gifts section. We also offer a “Private Play Session” which is £135 for up to 6 people but you can add in extra spaces if you’d like.
This experience is suitable for all ages but we generally would tailor the experience should you wish to attend with younger children – please advise on booking. Groups and team-building sessions can be arranged in conjunction with other activities – do ask!
We also offer Dinky Donkey Walks along scenic paths around the farm and can combine both experiences on request.