Donkey assisted therapy
A reminder that if you are planning to see Alfie and his friends in Belfast, the centre is now open as usual. However, due to an infection, visitors won’t be able to get close to the donkeys at this time. We are hoping to be back to normal very soon, but please bear with us at this time.
Welcome to Belfast
We offer donkey assisted therapy to hundreds of local school children with additional needs. If you know someone who would benefit, then call the team on 0289 332 4647.
Come and meet our wonderful team of donkeys - they love to meet new people and you can discover their unique characters and stories.
- Admission free (donations welcome)
- Family fun
To make sure you can see the donkeys just call our team on 0289 332 4647.
We ask that you do not feed the donkeys as it encourages them to expect food from everyone and fingers can look deceptively like carrots to a donkey! Kindly pass any treats to staff who will ensure they are distributed to the donkeys at feeding time.
No smoking policy
Smoking is not allowed in any areas of high fire risk. Please take notice of all "No Smoking" signs around The Donkey Sanctuary.
Volunteer - get involved
Would you like to learn new skills and get involved in every aspect of our very special donkey assisted therapy centres? If so, find out how you can help out at a donkey assisted therapy centre.
Come and see your wonderful adoption donkeys during the following viewing times:
Monday - Friday
1.30 pm - 2.30 pm *
Saturday and Sunday
10.00 am - 11.00 am and 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm *
* Subject to change.
Please call ahead of your visit to check the viewing times.
- Gift shop
- Car park
- Group visits (prior booking)
- Birthday parties (prior booking)
- Disabled car parking spaces
- Disabled toilet and hand washing facilities
- Changing and washing area with hoist
- Ramp leading to arena seating area
- Wheelchair access in main areas
Donkey Assisted Therapy Centre
72 Ballymartin Road
+44 (0) 28 933 24647
Open 7 days a week, 10am to 3pm
Christmas opening times:
Christmas Eve - 10am to 3pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
27 December - 10am to 3pm
28 December - 10am to 3pm
29 December - 10am to 3pm
30 December - 10am to 3pm
New Year’s Eve - 10am to 3pm
New Year’s Day - Closed