Open to the public every Saturday from 2 October and the first Sunday of each month from Sunday 7 November.

Planning your visit

Donkeys galloping in field

To help keep everyone safe, we have limited the number of on-site visitors. Learn more about our new visitor experience.

To help us manage this, we are implementing a booking system for visits between:

  • 10am - 12noon
  • 1pm - 3pm

Opening times

  • Saturdays (From 2 October): 10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm
  • First Sunday of the month (From 7 November): 10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are not allowed at The Donkey Sanctuary Belfast, so we would please ask that you do not bring them with you. 

Contact us

By phone:
+44 (0) 28 933 24647

By email:
Get in touch via email

How to find us

The Donkey Sanctuary
72 Ballymartin Road
Templepatrick
BT39 0BS

The Donkey Sanctuary Belfast is accessible by car only.

By car

M2, Junction 5: From Junction 5, turn left onto the A57. Turn right, following the sign to Ballymartin Road to reach The Donkey Sanctuary Belfast.

Donkey Assisted Activities (DAA)

Hand on donkey fur

Donkeys have a natural ability to help their human friends develop the social and emotional skill sets they need for life. 

Our wonderful staff at Belfast have many years of professional experience, helping people from all backgrounds connect with these beautiful animals.

If you are interested in becoming a client or a partnership organisation, please don't hesitate to contact The Donkey Sanctuary Belfast on the details above.

Meet the herd