When it is too cold for the beach and everyone is desperate to see a real-life donkey then Bransby Horses is the place to head this half term.
We are running a ‘Do You Know Your Donkeys’ activity aimed at young children, taking them around the Bransby Horses tracks where you can meet our rescued horses, ponies, mules and yes…donkeys.
Donkeys are very much in the spotlight right now thanks to their role in two of the most celebrated films released this year: British-Irish director Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin and Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO.
Senior press officer Maria Thompson said: “Donkeys, it seems, are having a moment right now. Sadly, we continue to see neglected and unwanted ones on a regular basis and we hope a visit to Bransby Horses will help raise awareness of their needs.
“Donkeys needs are quite different to those of horses and ponies and visitors can find out more on a visit this half term. We are always on the end of the phone to offer advice and guidance to owners and for anyone interested in seeing the ones we care for; we would encourage them to come and visit – you might even get a Hee Haw.”
With a large Visitor Centre, playpark, picnic area and Café serving hot food and drinks, Bransby Horses is a great day out for all the family.
Entry is free, the ‘Do You Know Your Donkeys?’ activity is £3.50 and includes a special prize. This will run until the end of the month and for March, families can enjoy a new activity which will see a switch from donkeys to dragons.
We also have a Donated Goods and Tack Shop filled with pre-loved bargains. We are always happy to take donations for the shop from which every penny of profit made goes directly back to paying for our equine rescue and welfare work.