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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


  • 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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Feedback from previous visits

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!

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

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

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 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 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 get smiles where nothing else can – thank you so much

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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