The Donkey Sanctuary Assisted Therapy Centre
Each of our interaction riding therapy centres is open 7 days a week from 10am - 3pm.
If you are wanting to visit your adoption donkey, it is advisable to ring prior to your visit to ensure that your donkey will be at the Centre that day.
+44 (0) 161 301 4051
Directions from Ashton Old Road (M60 Junction 23)
The centre is situated at the bottom of Green Fold, off Abbey Hey Lane at the northern entrance to Debdale Park. From the M60 take junction 23 and follow the A635 (Ashton Old Road) towards Manchester. Continue for over 1 mile passing a petrol station and St Anne’s Catholic Church on the right hand side. After a further ½ mile take a left turn opposite St Clements’ Church onto Capital Road. (Following signs for Wright Robinson Sports College.) Take the 3rd left (immediately after the railway bridge) onto Abbey Hey Lane. Pass the Hare & Hounds pub and Wright Robinson both on your left. Continue round the corner and you are then looking for a left hand turn onto Green Fold, with a bakers on the corner called ‘Sweet Hole Ltd’. The centre is straight ahead over the bridge and to the right.
Directions from Debdale Park (M60 Junction 24, Hyde Road A57)
From the M60 take junction 24 and follow the A57 (Hyde Road) towards Manchester. Continue for approx half mile pass the park on the right and continue through the traffic lights towards Manchester under the railway bridge and take 2nd right into Chapman street (ignore sat nav which may try to take you down Tan Yard Brow which is one way). Follow the Wright Robinson Sports College signs through Abbey Hey (1 mileish) past Abbey Hey school on your right and the Prince of Wales pub on your left. Continue up Abbey Hey Lane for approximately half a mile until you come across a set of shops on your right with a bakers on the corner called ‘Sweet Hole Ltd’ turn right into Green Fold the centre is straight ahead over the bridge and to the right.
Please remember that access down Green Fold into the park is shared between the residents, school children and walkers in the park in addition to our donkeys and children ... please be very careful when driving.