Do you love donkeys? Do you love camping? Why not put them both together and join us for our brand new "Bray and Stay" event this year on Friday 19th August to Saturday 20th August 2011.
Bring your tent and camp out with the donkeys for a night you will never forget. Wake up to the sound of donkeys braying and have a fun-packed time with us.
Itinerary for the day
|15:00||Arrive and put up your tent|
|16:00||See the Poitou (giant donkeys) and meet Paul and Milly (two mules who like to do tricks)|
|18:00||Hearty dinner at the Hayloft Restaurant - beef stew or vegetable chilli followed by dessert|
|19:00||A talk about our work and what we do|
|19:30||Guided walk accompanied by some of the donkeys at the Sanctuary, including a visit to the Nature Centre and Hermitage, and we will say goodnight to the donkeys in their shelters and new barn|
|21:00||Nightcap and cookies in Box 16|
|22:00||Tent time - you have an early start tomorrow!|
|06:30||Wake up call|
|07:00||Tea, coffee, juice and light refreshments available in Box 16|
|07:30||Feeding and mucking out time at Trow Farm|
|09:00||Full English breakfast in the Hayloft Restaurant|
|10:00||Donkey time! Grooming and cuddling at Shelter 4|
|11:30||Time to pack up your tents (campers are welcome to stay and wander around the Sanctuary|
How much does it cost?
This unique experience will cost £75 for Adults and £50 for Children (under 5s free). Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Funds raised are used to support the continuing work of The Donkey Sanctuary both in the UK and overseas.
Frequently asked questions
Do I get to go in with the donkeys?
Yes! This experience enables you to work alongside our staff on Saturday morning, helping us to care for some of the donkeys at the Sanctuary so there is plenty of direct contact.
What sort of activities can I expect to do?
You will have the opportunity to meet the Poitous, and some of the donkeys who live here at the Sanctuary, including Paul and Milly a pair of mules, who like to perform if they have an audience! You will groom, feed and muck out the donkeys, and there will also be a guided tour of the farm.
How long does the experience last?
This experience starts at 4.00pm and finishes at approximately 11.30am the following day.
How many people will be taking part at the same time as me?
There will be a maximum of 24 people taking part in the experience, and everyone will be able to enjoy direct contact with the donkeys.
Will there be someone qualified with me?
Yes, qualified and experienced members of staff will be with you at all times to explain and supervise the activities.
What happens if the weather is bad?
The weather should not affect your enjoyment of the experience; however campers are advised to bring suitable wet weather clothing and ensure that their tent is adequately waterproof. The itinerary may be changed if conditions are unsuitable for any aspect of your visit, but your tents will be pitched in a field whatever the weather.
What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable, hard wearing clothes suitable for outdoors in sometimes mucky conditions.
What about safety footwear?
All adult participants will be issued with safety shoes to borrow during your visit. You are responsible for the safety of your own children.
Are refreshments included?
The experience includes an evening meal, late evening and early morning refreshments and a full English breakfast.
Will I be able to take photographs?
We recommend that you bring your camera to capture some memories of your visit.
How to book
Simply telephone 01395 573003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.