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We are delighted to announce that from 17th May 2021 we will be recommencing visits. Initially, all visits will take place outdoors, with a maximum limit of 30 people per visit. We hope to be able to recommence larger outdoor visits, indoor visits and public events after 21st June 2021, as long as government guidance allows. We will be operating in a covid-safe manner, wearing relevant PPE and taking regular covid tests.

We continue to appreciate any support you can provide us with at this difficult time. You can Browse our Minidonks MerchandiseSponsor one of our Minidonks, and you can Make a donation via our Justgiving page.

Thank you.

What do we do?

We bring our gentle and friendly miniature donkeys to your community group, voluntary organisation, dementia group or special needs group.

We are based in South Norfolk and operate across Norfolk, Suffolk, East Cambridgeshire and North Essex. Basically, we visit anywhere where a mood boosting donkey visit would help people with their wellbeing.

If you want our donkeys to come to a Wedding, Private Party, Event or even a Funeral we can do that too.

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Why do we do it?

Having worked with family carers professionally and having been a family carer for two parents with dementia, the group’s founder knows firsthand how stress can be relieved by spending time with these beautiful animals.

Sarah lost her mum to dementia in April 2017 and took the decision to set up a social enterprise to bring the benefits of interacting with mini donkeys to as wide an audience as possible.

Office Donkeys

How do you book a visit?

If you would like to find out more about how our visits work or would like to book a visit, you can e-mail us, give us a call or download a booking form.

Our visits do book up quite quickly and if you have a specific date in mind (wedding, summer fete, special birthday) call us to reserve your date. Bookings are confirmed on receipt of a completed booking form.

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Morning!!! It was a blustery ol’ day on Monday, but we had another fab volunteer session at our yard. The boys were really happy to see Sandra and Linda! They had a thorough groom, then they put on their brave pants and out we ventured for a walk. They even got a special bag of carrots from Linda! Looking forward to returning to visits very soon - watch this space 🤩!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Good morning, hope you all have a lovely day including the donkeys x 🥰❤🐾

Beautiful pictures and looks like it was great hope you all have a great day love xxx xxx 💘💘💘💘

Happy thoughtful Thursday x So lovely to see you all out walking and enjoying yourselves x wish I could join you lovelies x 💝💝💝

All lovely do hope to see them soon👍😍

We are open for bookings! We are looking forward with real joy and optimism in our hearts. We cannot wait to see our old friends and make many,many more new ones. From 21st June (continued lifting of Covid restrictions allowing) we can take bookings that involve indoor visits. Between 17th May and 21st June we will be doing outdoor visits. We are booking up quickly, so if you want a visit soon, for the summer, autumn or dare I say it, Christmas, email us, for a booking form and book your visit. Our cuddle monsters are looking forward to seeing you all....... ... See MoreSee Less

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Great news Sarah x

Really pleased to see you are getting booked up 😊

Well done everyone, have a lovely day x 🥰💖

Lauren Giles get in touch with kash and let's get a day booked! Xx

Looking forward to you coming next week x

Lovely news!

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Like all little boys, Jack finds that sometimes the box is more exciting than the present! ... See MoreSee Less

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That is so lovely to see bless him xxx 💙💙

When they get bigger they then like to take the present apart!!

Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day as the weather is lovely xx 🥰🐾☀️

Ah bless him Jack is adorable xx 💕💕

Pure joy

When you doing visits to care homes again please

Aw love them xx

Victoria Haddow

Sharon Coby are you sure about wanting a mini donkey? 😆

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The boys have a special message going out to one of their favourite people today! Wishing Issy a very Happy Birthday! The boys are looking forward to seeing you hopefully very soon! Have a wonderful day!

Also, Grandad and Dad started building the donkey shelter yesterday - the outside is done, just the inside to go! Have a look for the before photo! Will post the after on Friday!
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Issy says thank you very much, fingers crossed we'll be seeing you in 3 weeks🤞

Happy Monday have a lovely day x 💖🥰

So cute🥰

In a bit of a rush this morning, so just got a few photos for you...... happy Sunday! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Sunday sending lots of Sunday cuddles and hugs xxx 💘💘💘

Happy Sunday to you all

Nice looking hat on this donkey beautiful d

Nice looking hat on this beautiful donkey

Happy Sunday morning, have a lovely day, the weather is lovely xx ☀️🐾🥰

Love all the photo’s

Ah thanks for photos 🤗

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Today is world donkey day. To celebrate we are going to share some of our all time favourite donkey photos. Happy World Donkey Day!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you beautiful pictures happy World Donkey Day bless you all xxx xxx 💝💝💝

Happy World Donkey Day Sarah. Hope you are all well🐴xx

Happy donkey Dayton everyone🐕🥰💜❤️☕️🍪🎂

The cutest little baby x

We are feeling blessed this morning! Maude took delivery of her new wheels yesterday! Huge thanks to the wonderful people at Wordwall - we now have a vehicle to tow an extra trailer, our poo 💩 trailer and get our pop-up shop to events far and wide. More photos to follow once we have got all our special graphics set up. Then, we got a message from our friends at Oakes Court, with pictures of their raffle prizes, including some beautiful Maude and friends glove puppets, where they raised some funds for The Minidonks! Thank you all so very much. And we will have some very exciting news coming along in the next few days about how you might be able to join in with some fundraising for us..... and then a few photos of some of our special Minidonk friends, enjoying some donkey and human company. Have a great day! ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful pictures God Bless you all 🙏xxx 💞💞

So delighted it all worked with the new truck 💖

Woo Hoo!! What a truck!!

Love, love, love!

What goes around comes around - you thoroughly deserve it. You have an amazing network of support out there who really appreciate the difference you make to people's lives. Sending Big Hugs to Wordwall too!♥️

Oakes Court are only too glad to help such a wonderful team.❤️

That is a fine set of wheels and totally fitting to help transport those gorgeous miniDonks. Xx

Great pictures and such positive news 🥰 xx

Good morning, great pictures xx ❤🥰🐾

Wonderful news❣️ you and the Donks deserve this.

Looking forward to seeing you soon. X

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It’s sunny in Suffolk this morning!!! Hope it’s shining wherever you are. We had an impromptu walk with the boys on bank holiday Monday, it was the furthest we’ve ever walked around the village - the boys really enjoyed it! We also had delivery of their new shelter yesterday, which their Dad and Grandad are kindly going to build this weekend - will show you the result on Monday! Have a good one 🙃 ... See MoreSee Less

It’s sunny in Suffolk this morning!!! Hope it’s shining wherever you are. We had an impromptu walk with the boys on bank holiday Monday, it was the furthest we’ve ever walked around the village - the boys really enjoyed it! We also had delivery of their new shelter yesterday, which their Dad and Grandad are kindly going to build this weekend - will show you the result on Monday! Have a good one 🙃Image attachmentImage attachment

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Good morning have a lovely day x ❤🐾💖

Well done boys on walking so far! And you peoples too😆

Hope you all have a great day bless you all xxx xxx 💝💝💝💝

Looking gorgeous everyone

Happy busy building weekend xx lots of hugs and cuddles minidonks xxx 💝🤗💝🤗💝🤗

Welllll sweet

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Feedback from previous visits

You kindly took two little donkeys into my wife’s room, to say it made our day is very much an understatement, in fact my wife said ‘it is something I will never forget’.

You guys (most of all the donkeys) are awesome. Bringing joy and happiness to people who can’t get out easily. Keep up the good work

The residents enjoyed interacting with the donkeys and being able to touch them. They were interested to hear all about them and they loved them being in the lounge as most of the residents are not able to get outside.

The donkeys came to visit our tenants and Pippin went into the room of a very poorly lady. The look on her face was priceless. Thank you for bringing some joy and love to our setting.

Pixie and Bo Peep were the best behaved donkeys ever, our residents thoroughly enjoyed their visit… I cannot recommend Sarah, her donkeys and fabulous volunteers enough.

It was the most special visit for our residents, staff and extended families. Thank you so much.

You get smiles where nothing else can – thank you so much

Your visit encouraged the residents outside into the sunshine. They enjoyed stroking and interacting with the donkeys as well as chatting to each other. So nice to see them enjoying themselves. Thank you.

Amazing reactions of residents, especially those with restricted communication. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Smiles all round, thank you.

We were delighted with your visit, all ages and abilities loved the friendly donkeys.

Highlights were being able to have the donkeys up close even for residents nursed in bed, to be able to tell residents’ families about the visit and have photos to show them. Sarah and volunteers went out of their way to make it a special visit. More visits, more donkeys, we love you!

My mum is one of the residents you refer to. I visited her this evening, words are a struggle but she was definitely trying to tell me about the donkeys! Thank you so much for visiting her.

It was all fantastic but the room visits were the best. Had me in tears the reactions we had.

Thank you, they were amazing. The patients loved them.

The main highlight has to be with one resident who never leaves her bedroom. This lady suffers from dementia and the donkeys visited her in her bedroom. As soon as she saw them her face lit up. She absolutely loved them.

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