Donkey assisted therapy
Due to signs of a skin condition affecting some of our donkeys here in Sutton Coldfield, we are sorry that any direct contact with them, such as petting, grooming or riding, is restricted until further notice.
This is a precaution to ensure the best care is given to our donkeys, and we are working closely with our veterinary team to ensure a speedy recovery for those affected. Thank you for your co-operation.
Welcome to Birmingham
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 0121 354 9444.
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 0121 354 9444.
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 - Sunday
10.30 am - 11.30 am and 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm *
* Subject to change.
Please call ahead of your visit to check the viewing times.
- Gift shop
- Picnic area
- Car park
- Group visits (prior booking)
- Birthday parties (prior booking)
- Disabled toilet and hand washing facilities
- Ramp leading to arena seating area
- Wheelchair access in main areas
15/02/2016 - 10:00amNo booking required
16/02/2016 - 10:00amNo booking required
17/02/2016 - 10:00amNo booking required
18/02/2016 - 10:00amFully booked
05/03/2016 - 10:00amNo booking required
Donkey Assisted Therapy Centre
+44 (0) 121 354 9444
Open 7 days a week, 10am to 3pm
Access may be restricted on some weekends due to events in Sutton Park. Please call ahead to check.
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