Join us at the Rowdey Cow farm cafe and ice cream parlour. This one hour activity includes grooming, cuddles, a walk around the farm and feeding the donkeys. The session you book is your session for a group of around 4 friends or members of your family. In other words nobody else will be present except a member of our staff: you are not joining a a large group. We believe you can get to know the donkeys this way and of course we can tailor your session to your wishes.
We do not expect anyone to help with stable duties or collecting dung! However, we never refuse help...
The activity does not have to involve a great deal of walking and the donkeys are familiar with mobility aids.
This activity costs £50 and must be pre-booked please. Book through the contact us page.
The minimum age for this activity is 4 years without prior arrangement.
Our vouchers make ideal gifts at all times of the year. The cost is from £55, and our vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase. We will of course personlise your voucher to include a greeting.
Our donkeys can come to visit you at your home We will only do this within Wiltshire to ensure the donkeys welfare.
We will vist events, schools, private houses, care homes etc.
Just contact us to book. The cost for this activity starts at £60.
Sorry, but we do not offer donkey rides.
Make Someone Welcome is a campaign which celebrates the kindness in our communities and aims to get people from all walks of life connected in our community.
Devizes Donkeys has pledged to develop improved accessibility for our activities.
Spending time with the donkeys
All activities with the donkeys are accompanied. When you book an activity with us that is your time with the donkeys. You are not joining a group session. If you book as a couple then you will be there as a couple. 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:
We do not hand feed our donkeys
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 wear clothes that can 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
Whilst the donkeys are used to dogs, please do not bring dogs on activities with us, other than assistance dogs
Wit does not like sequins or flappy clothes.
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.