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As long as you are allowed to visit us, and we are allowed to take visitors for donkey walks, we look forward to seeing you after lockdown ends. Do book from April onwards & we can always refund or defer if travel restrictions are still in place by your chosen date.
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 or stay on this page to see our booking calendar for availability.
Walks start at either 10 am, 1pm (winter) or 2pm (summer), with evening walks possible in the summer. The experience lasts 90 mins – 2 hours.
The ultimate animal experience days for donkey lovers! Walk Maverick and Goose & Bertie, sweet Miniature Mediterranean donkeys across scenic farmland. We are sometimes accompanied also by Betty our lovely small standard donkey. You’ll follow quiet pathways with great views towards Pen Y Fan and The Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales.
Your experience will start by grooming your chosen donkey and getting to know them a little better. Then, we’ll load up their mini panniers with some snacks for your picnic (included within the price) before setting off for a gentle walk with your furry friend.
The walk is across farmland and and ancient paths with easy access, and will include a break half-way for a light picnic before returning through fields, tracks or lanes to the barn. The paths may be muddy and slightly uneven with some sections with inclines, but the walk is slow and careful. A flatter easier walk is available on request, which we also use during really muddy winter months.
The Dinky Donkeys live on a farm near Sennybridge, so pre-booking is required and full directions are sent when you book. All donkey lovers will be charmed by the little mini donkeys & Betty. You will not only learn all about donkeys and their health & welfare, but will also get to know their wonderfully different characters. Cuddles and selfies with the little donkeys are almost compulsory, and usually demanded by them once they get to know you.
Although animal-loving children are very welcome, this is by no means a child’s activity and most of our visitors are adults of all ages. As we have tiny groups, you will have a chance to really get to know the Dinks and Betty, and more than ample time to enjoy engagement with them.
We take your safety seriously – please be assured that we take all reasonable steps to avoid any risks of Covid-19 transmission. All interaction is outdoors, with frequent anti-viral treatment of equipment and on site hand washing facilities. The snack picnic consists of pre-packed food and drink (Welsh Cakes, Crisps, Granola Bar, fruit and a drink but we can usually accommodate dietary requirements with notice). You can also stay nearby and enjoy a great Staycation and we are happy to recommend the best places to stay in the Brecon Beacons as well as great ways to make the most of the rest of your stay.
Our animal experience days are usually done within very small groups, and with the Dinky Donkey Walk we allow no more than two people per donkey unless agreed beforehand. If you have over 8 people within your group, please send us an enquiry so we can adapt the experience for a larger group. It is also possible to book the donkeys and their handler just for you with the “Private Dinky Walk” option, so you can be sure to have the donkeys all to yourselves no matter your group size.
Please note that the donkeys are quite young so do sometimes display boisterous behaviour. If this is the case, their handler will advise the best way to proceed safely, but we advise that children under 5 cannot lead a donkey and must be supervised at all times.
All interactions between the donkeys and children will be at the discretion of the trainer for safety reasons. The walk, although relatively easy, would be too long for under 5s. In this instance we suggest any families with young children book a bespoke group and have a shorter walk variation with the picnic within a safe field which also has scenic views.
This experience is available year round on any day of the week, usually 10am, 1pm in winter or 2pm in summer, and evening walks are also available in summer. If you don’t see your preferred date available here, please use the enquiry box or contact us to request a specific date and we’ll try and set up a walk for you! It is also possible to bring the Dinkies to you for a walk or special event if you are not too far away.
Please book or enquire here for specific dinky dates, but if you wish to buy an undated voucher, please visit our Gifts section where you can either buy specific or general Gift Vouchers as great special presents.
As with all Good Day Out experiences, a good cause benefits from you buying a voucher. In the case of the Dinky Donkey Walking, a portion of each voucher will go towards the Brecon Mountain Rescue.
Their staff is worked by volunteers and are funded by donations, providing a vital skilled rescue service in the Brecon Beacons area.