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  • Are you open for visitors?
    We are not like a typical open farm with daily visiting hours, you can however, book in a for session to walk the donkeys or for a cuddle! Go to our Book Us page and pick a date!
  • Are you a sanctuary?
    In short, no, we are not. Although we would not leave a donkey or other animal in need if we can help it. We are a family run business; postively promoting the donkey as useful in the modern world through therapy visits and much more.
  • Are donkeys stubborn?
    Donkeys are intelligent creatures and will not intentionally put themselves in harm's way. In a "fight or flight" situation they will not immediately run as a horse would, instead opting to assess the situation and respond accordingly. The time they take to process a problem is often seen as stubborness but, with patience and trust in you the donkey can do everything that is asked of him. For example, not crossing a puddle: the donkey may stop and refuse to be pulled through it. It is not out of spite but, instead he is deciding if it is safe for him to do so.
  • Do you take volunteers?
    We have limited availability for volunteering, if interested send me your CV, your availability and why you want to help at our farm specifically.
  • Do you have donkeys for sale?
    We do not often sell our donkeys although, we can help you begin your donkey-owning journey by offering advice and guidance on donkey care and if you want help training them, certainly send a message!
  • What should I wear?
    Solid shoes, preferably boots to prevent sore toes if they get trodden on. Be sure not to wear clothes that you will mind getting dusty or hairy. Waterproofs are a good idea especially if going on a trek and finally, no sandals or flip-flops!
  • How do you get to the farm?
    Your best method is by car although, we are only 1.5 mile from Ballynahinch town centre. If you are keen, you can get a bus to the town then walk in, will usually take about 45 mins. JB Cabs is our local taxi firm, they could bring you in from the town and get you home again, Mr Brown is very friendly! tel: 028 9756 5421
  • Should I bring anything?
    A water bottle is a good idea, we have chilled water in the fridge to top you up. If you bring any snacks or food, be sure to dispose of your rubbish carefully, we have bins available. Litter poses a risk to life for farm animals and wildlife.
  • Should I be aware of anything before coming?
    You will be working with animals, animals do not think like us and we need to be empathetic of that. Listen to our staff as they will guide you on the safest way to interact with the animals. If coming on a trek, be mindful of other road users as we are on public routes, be courteous to horse riders, farmers and the people who live here. They are kind enough to share their rural home with you, show respect when you can.
  • I have a disability, can I come to the farm?
    Certainly! When booking let us know of any accessibility needs you require and we will do our utmost to help where we can, some activities may not be suitable and we are based on an old farm therefore sometimes we cannot guarantee the same experience as everyone else. If you're not sure about booking, send us an email with your query, we would be delighted to provide more information.
  • What facilities have you?
    We have a car park suitable for most cars although the ground can be rough in places and low-rise, sporty vehicles are maybe not your best option for here. We have a unisex toilet available and two handwash sinks. We have coat racks available and are getting lockers soon to leave your stuff. A fridge is available if you wish to chill your drinks. Tables and chairs can be set up for birthday parties.
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