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Festive Fun At Bransby Horses

14th November 2023

As recent Visit England and Destination Lincolnshire award winners, Bransby Horses makes an idyllic and free to enter festive destination for families, with a Christmas themed family activity and donkey meet and greet tours to take part in.

Donkey Tours & Talks

This month, donkey enthusiasts will be pleased to hear our very popular donkey tours have returned.

Each year we move our donkey herds from their fields into warm barns to shelter from the British winter weather, which are sadly out of sight for visitors.

However, such is the year-round interest in meeting these beautiful creatures, regular tours are being taken from the Visitor Centre to the barns, often led by a donkey expert who shares their knowledge and answers any questions people may have.

L-R: Dodger, Sikes

Unlike horses, donkeys’ coats are not waterproof, and their feet need to be dry as much as possible to avoid debilitating hoof problems.

Bransby Horses senior press officer Maria Thompson said: “Our donkeys are hugely popular with visitors, so we have done our best to accommodate this by providing Donkey Talks and Tours for people who want to see them and learn more about these wonderful animals.

“We have various dates available across November and December. On the day they need to be in the Visitor Centre Courtyard for 11am. If you have any questions, you can ask our staff on-site for assistance or contact us prior to the event and we will be happy to help.”

Click here to visit our donkey talk schedule.

Festive Fun Activity

As well as the tours, throughout December a Reindeer Activity Trail is running for families that takes you around the rescue sanctuary.

Maria said: “The activity trail costs £3.50 per child, which includes an answer sheet and prize. Once you’ve finished you can warm up in our café which has lots of Christmassy treats and cakes on the menu.

“And don’t forget to visit our gift and second-hand goods shops – you might find a real bargain. Better still, all proceeds help us to continue with our work to rescue and rehabilitate horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in need.”

No booking is required for the activity. Click here to visit our donkey talk schedule.


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