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Important Details & Frequently Asked Questions

What is a donkey walk?
A donkey walk is a delightful experience – walking out with your own donkey, or sharing a donkey with a friend. You don’t ride the donkeys but they do make wonderful walking companions.

When can I do it?
We run our donkey walks from March through to the end of November.
We don't have set times or dates for our donkey walks,
you let us know a date that works for you and we do our best to accommodate.

Whilst we try our best to book your donkey walk for your chosen date and time, please be aware it isn't always possible. If you have a special date in mind, we recommend you reach out as early as possible to avoid any disappointment.
Email to book a donkey walk.

Is it difficult?
No. All our walks are fairly flat, so as long as you can manage the distance the gradient is not challenging.
If you have limited mobility, let us know at the time of your booking and we will keep your walk private so you can set the pace and distance.

How do I pay?
We ask for payment on booking. This is done online, safely, via PayPal (we send you an invoice) - you do not need a PayPal account in order to make payment. Alternatively, if you are concerned about online payments we can accept cash, card or cheque.
Email with any payment queries. 

Who can go?
Anyone who is booked on. We cannot accommodate anyone who turns up ‘unannounced’.

Can children walk a donkey?
Due to our insurance policy, no one under the age of 13 is able to walk a donkey. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

I would like to organise a special occasion walk, is this possible?
It might be! Please email to discuss what you would like and what might be possible.
How much does a donkey walk cost?
It cost £60 to walk a donkey and an extra £30 per additional walker without a donkey. All payments go to the charity and towards the upkeep of the donkeys.

How long does a donkey walk last?
Each donkey walking session last 2 hours. This includes a greet and groom with your donkey, a walk around the property and stop for refreshments, all provided by us.

If I brought a voucher for a loved one, could they redeem it at a later date?
Yes. When buying a voucher you can either book a slot, or leave it for the recipient to book a date and time that suits them. Vouchers are valid for a up to a year after the purchase date.

What is your cancellation policy?
Seven days notice once a walk has been booked.
What about the weather? 
The donkeys do not like the wet! We will assess the forecast on the day and contact you if your walk is unable to go ahead. Any bookings cancelled by us will be rearranged for the soonest appropriate date.

What should I wear?
Stout shoes or wellington boots are essential. Comfortable clothing with a water proof available is sensible.

Can I bring someone with me to take photos?
Yes, as long as they have been booked in and paid for.

Do you have a café on site?
No, we have no café provision on site, but do provide refreshments for you during your visit. Any dietary requirements can be discussed when booking.

What if I have limited mobility or use a wheelchair?
East Clayton farm operates an inclusive policy – please give us a ring or email and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Can I bring my Dog?
Because of the livestock on the farm we have a no dog policy on the farm. 

To book a donkey walk or purchase a gift voucher, email

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