Next week during school half-term, the Sidmouth-based Donkey Sanctuary will be holding Jurassic-themed holiday workshops for children and donkey grooming/walking sessions for visitors.
16th February - Grooming and Walking
17th February - Jurassic Workshop
18th February - Jurassic Workshop
19th February - Grooming and Walking
Jurassic Workshops will be held from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. No booking is required; however, there is a nominal fee of £3 per child (£2.50 for two or more children). The Jurassic-themed workshops include making dinosaurs, face painting and story telling. Also, to celebrate the charity’s Sanctuary from Suffering campaign which launches at the end of February, children are invited to stitch a button onto a new mural - staff believe it will take much of the year to complete.
Donkey grooming and walking sessions will be held from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm and 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm. The grooming and walking sessions cost £2 per person, £1.50 for 2 or more, £5 for a family.
Jan Aherne who has organised these activities says: "We're really looking forward to a welcoming plenty of children to our workshops during half-term. They are really hands-on and will help children learn more about donkeys whilst having great fun!"