Fall for Donkeys’at The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary Ivybridge hopes visitors will ‘Fall for Donkeys’ during their free family event this October half-term.

The event, on Tuesday 23 October, will be led by the sanctuary’s very own adoption donkeys, Pooh and Eeyore and promises a special day of donkey care demonstrations and activities for the whole family.

The day features all aspects of donkey care, with the opportunity to participate in a host of donkey activities including clicker training, grooming, dental care and enrichment. Farrier Matt Sheering will be giving live demonstrations in the main arena while a donkey welfare advisor from the charity will also be talking about their work.

Visitors will have the chance meet the resident herd of donkeys, including Pooh and Eeyore who will take centre stage for some of the demonstrations. People can find out how adopting these two special donkeys enables the charity to continue reaching donkeys across the world.

There will be lots of autumnal activities for everyone to enjoy and visitors will be able get creative in the craft area, make enrichment items for the donkeys and create crafts to take home, as well as finding out how staff adapt their donkey care for changes in the seasons.

The Donkey World shop will be stacked with all sorts of donkey inspired goodies which make ideal gifts or a perfect souvenir of the day, including limited edition Pooh and Eeyore mementos.

All proceeds help fund the work of The Donkey Sanctuary in the community and worldwide.

When: Tuesday 23 October from 10am - 3pm

Where: Filham Park, Godwell Lane, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0LE