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Most of our visits are private, but from time to time we do attend events which are open to the public where you are welcome to come along and meet our lovely donkeys.

Public Events Minidonks
Public Events Minidonks

2019…

  • Sat 18th May, 11.00am to 6.00pm (Note, Saturday ONLY)
    Norfolk County Show – more details >>
  • Wed 22nd May, 10.30am to 1.00pm
    Fun & Forgetfulness Information Day – more details >>
  • Sun 26th & Mon 27th May, 11.00am to 2.00pm
    Topcroft Open Gardens, Minidonks are in the Little Manor Farm Garden – more details >>
  • Sat 1st June
    Elveden Country Show more details >>
  • Sun 30th June, 11.00am to 4.00pm
    South Norfolk on Show – more details >>
  • Sat 13th July, 12noon to 5.00pm
    Poringland Fete, Poringland Community Centre – more details >>
  • Mon 26th August, 9.00am to 4.00pm
    The Aylsham Show more details >>

Please note: There may be an admission charge to some of these events.

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Here are some donkey noses and ears for you on a sunny blustery Tuesday morning... the girls are feeling very cuddly! ... See MoreSee Less

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You could do a themed calendar, like we do in the Manchester Terrier group. November = Nosember, January = fanguary, October =hocktober etc.

Gorgeous 😍

Beautiful pictures they are adorable love them bless xxxx 💘

Sooooo fuzxy and adorable...!

Emma Louise Ford look so adorable 🙂

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From philosophy to car maintenance in just one day....... Pixie and Pippin discussing the Jeep’s big end with Richard ... See MoreSee Less

From philosophy to car maintenance in just one day....... Pixie and Pippin discussing the Jeep’s big end with Richard

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I never knew they were so clever hahaha bless them 😂😂😂xxxxx

There are quite a few donkeys in the motor trade already..

Offering advice

If they has thumbs they'd take over the world.

This is what replaced your forced labor and gave you a life of leisure!

Think I recognise that man! Should be showing them an Alfa!

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Some Sunday morning philosophy....... Love, kindness and joy. When we give something of ourselves, from the heart, we make our lives and the lives of those we meet along the way, better. It is not always easy, it is sometimes not possible, but is always worth striving for. Every time we take our little donkeys out to visit people, we do it with a sense of purpose and a sense of joy. The rewards we get are immense. I will never forget one of the first visits that my volunteers delivered on their own. I was waiting on the yard when they got back. I was confident that the visit would have gone well, but the look of sheer happiness on the faces of my volunteers when they climbed out of the lorry was something very special. They were full of tales of who they had met, how amazing the donkeys had been, the conversations they had shared with residents. The donks came off the lorry happy and calm. The residents and staff at the care home had been left happy, relaxed and with stories to share about the day the donkeys came to visit. We are back delivering visits in February. The donkeys have had some time off, the volunteers are coming next week to do some serious donkey cuddling to get the girls back in their groove, and all is good in Minidonk world. ... See MoreSee Less

Some Sunday morning philosophy....... Love, kindness and joy. When we give something of ourselves, from the heart, we make our lives and the lives of those we meet along the way, better. It is not always easy, it is sometimes not possible, but is always worth striving for. Every time we take our little donkeys out to visit people, we do it with a sense of purpose and a sense of joy. The rewards we get are immense. I will never forget one of the first visits that my volunteers delivered on their own. I was waiting on the yard when they got back. I was confident that the visit would have gone well, but the look of sheer happiness on the faces of my volunteers when they climbed out of the lorry was something very special. They were full of tales of who they had met, how amazing the donkeys had been, the conversations they had shared with residents. The donks came off the lorry happy and calm. The residents and staff at the care home had been left happy, relaxed and with stories to share about the day the donkeys came to visit. We are back delivering visits in February. The donkeys have had some time off, the volunteers are coming next week to do some serious donkey cuddling to get the girls back in their groove, and all is good in Minidonk world.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Love seeing the mini donks photos .can't get enough of donkey hugs so therapeutic

Bless looks great love xxx

Beautiful photos.x

3 days ago

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing

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Adore this photograph x

Happy Friday! Our donks are friendly little souls. They are brave and inquisitive as well. This combination makes them ideal for the well-being work they do. We will be back delivering our wellbeing visits from 3rd February, but in the mean time I thought I would share one of my favourite photos with you all. This is Pixie at about 18 months old, meeting Lukie the Arab for the first time. Luke was absolutely fascinated by Pixie and she adored him. A lovely photo capturing a special moment . ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Friday! Our donks are friendly little souls. They are brave and inquisitive as well. This combination makes them ideal for the well-being work they do. We will be back delivering our wellbeing visits from 3rd February, but in the mean time I thought I would share one of my favourite photos with you all. This is Pixie at about 18 months old, meeting Lukie the Arab for the first time. Luke was absolutely fascinated by Pixie and she adored him. A lovely photo capturing a special moment .

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Beautiful and brave Pixie ❤️❤️❤️ Oh and of course handsome Luke ❤️❤️❤️

Love this photo.xxxxx

I love Arabians, my favorite horse breed, beautiful and intelligent!

Fabulous gentle moment between two angels 😍 Do you have visitors to your yard? I’d love for my grandchildren to see these lovely souls. X

Beautiful photo of two lovely animals💗

The photo is only made more adorable by the fact that their headcollar and bridle are colour coordinated 💕😁💕

What a beautiful picture😊

Fundraising print if ever I saw one

Gorgeous. X

Adorable 🥰 x

What a geogous picture

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Happy MD today. Took the lorry in to Busseys to get the air con fixed. Sorted! Great customer service, and they even gave us a 10% discount because of what we do. So our volunteers will be coollio in even the hottest weather this summer. Told the team when I got home but Head of Rodent Control was not impressed.... ... See MoreSee Less

Happy MD today. Took the lorry in to Busseys to get the air con fixed. Sorted! Great customer service, and they even gave us a 10% discount because of what we do. So our volunteers will be coollio in even the hottest weather this summer. Told the team when I got home but Head of Rodent Control was not impressed....Image attachment

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Yay for Busseys!

No other animal can do the Really!! Look quite like a cat. How kind of the Van people to give the discount

That was a nice gesture on Busseys part but Head of Rodent Control is clearly thinking "What? You woke me up just to tell me that.??". 😀💗

Never too cool for Mr Gordy Kool.

That face Gordon looks like you disturbed his bath .

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You might all know that Busso, our Head of Security, is a rescued Spanish hunting dog. Well I am sorry to have to report that he caught his first deer today 🦌..... please look away from this photo if you are of a squeamish disposition....... ... See MoreSee Less

You might all know that Busso, our Head of Security, is a rescued Spanish hunting dog. Well I am sorry to have to report that he caught his first deer today 🦌..... please look away from this photo if you are of a squeamish disposition.......

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We have similar problem with reindeer, teddies, hippo, flamingos ....

Ah bless him love xxx 😀😀

lol he looks so fierce ....aww

When your dogs are nearly as big as your donkey........ plus starving faces at tea time. ... See MoreSee Less

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Even funnier next to me. The double takes are hilairious.

Ah bless them all they are adorable love

Hehe love this ❤️ Hope you didn't end up in knots!

Lovely photos.x

What a sweet faces💕

Is he (she ) an otter hound ?

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Feedback from previous visits

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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’.

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!

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

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

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