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Donkey Toy Making

28 August 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00

Come and have a go at making toys for the donkeys to play with and help enrich their lives with The Donkey Sanctuary’s brand new experience in Sidmouth, Devon. 

50.6966458, -3.190148

Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

Feeling crafty? Roll up your sleeves and get creative making some enrichment toys for the donkeys, before decorating their yard with them and standing back to watch the fun! 

In their natural environment, donkeys can walk up to 12 miles a day in search of food. While the donkeys at the sanctuary are extremely lucky to live with us, it only takes them a couple of hours to take in all the nutrition they need through the grass and straw available to them. Introducing new and novel objects to the donkeys helps to replicate a natural environment whilst also keeping them active, excited and mentally stimulated.

Join us for our new, three-hour group Donkey Toy Making workshop to learn more about why we need to enrich our donkey’s lives. You will make a range of enrichment toys such as fruit & vegetable bunting, ice lollies, KerPlunk, haynets, herb twigs, hole feeders, forage boxes and more. You could even have a go at making a willow ball, great for the donkeys to kick around and dismantle!

We will then decorate the donkeys’ yard with your creations, open the gate and let the donkeys in to explore and play with all their new toys. What could be more rewarding than seeing the donkeys having fun knowing you made it happen. 

Places are £45 per person and under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All proceeds help fund the work of The Donkey Sanctuary worldwide.

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