Donkey Activities

Come and enjoy time with these beautiful animals. 

  • Short walks around the farm at the Rowdey Cow
  • Longer walks in the wider countryside. Bring a picnic!
  • Walks elsewhere in the county.  We will bring the donkeys out by trailer
  • Half day donkey experiences. Come and help look after the donkeys
  • Community visits to churches, schools, care homes etc

Just contact us to book.

Sorry, but we do not offer donkey rides. 

 

Spending time with the donkeys

We will always give a saftey briefing before any activity.  If your chosen activity involves going on the road then we will provide hi-vis jackets. 

If your activity involves a longer walk then the donkeys can carry your belongings and picnics in their panniers.

If you are going to spend time with us please consider the following:

  • Appropriate footwear.  Definitely no flip flops.  Walking boots are perfect as they offer some protection if a donkey should step on your foot.
  • Donkeys can be dusty so please dont wear clothes that cant easily be washed.
  • Gloves are useful as they make grooming and leading donkeys easier.  Gardening gloves are ideal.
  • Remember to wash your hands after coming into contact with the donkeys.
  • Smoking, eating or drinking around the donkeys is not helpful.
  • Please put phones on silent as they may startle the donkeys.

 

The benefits of spending time with donkeys

Hands-on interaction with donkeys provides an opportunity for a connection on an emotional as well as a physical level. Donkeys are patient and gentle.  Everyone benefits from this emotional connection, social interaction, communication and confidence-building, and we believe that this is particularly true for people facing physical, mental and emotional challenges.