Donkey assisted therapy
Leeds Centre Closed
Due to signs of a skin condition affecting some of the donkeys here at the Sanctuary in Leeds, we are sorry that any direct contact with them, such as petting, grooming or riding, is restricted until further notice. Our centre is therefore closed to members of the public. 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. (23 June 2016)
Welcome to Leeds
We offer donkey assisted interaction to local school children with additional needs. If you know someone who would benefit, then call the team on 0113 261 9249.
Come and meet our wonderful team of donkeys - they love to meet new people and you can discover their unique characters and stories.
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 interaction centres? If so, find out how you can help out at a donkey assisted interaction centre.
Come and see your wonderful adoption donkeys during the following viewing times:
Monday - Sunday
11.00 am - 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm*
* Subject to change.
Please call ahead of your visit to check the viewing times.
- Gift shop
- Car park
28/07/2016 - 1:30pmPlaces available
29/07/2016 - 10:00amPlaces available
09/08/2016 - 11:00amPlaces available
09/08/2016 - 1:30pmPlaces available
10/08/2016 - 10:00amPlaces available
Off Blackhill Lane
+44 (0) 113 261 9249
Open 7 days a week, 10am to 3pm
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