‪The Donkey Sanctuary Leeds‬

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‪The Donkey Sanctuary Leeds‬
4.5
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10:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 15:00
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ali l
‪6 contributions‬
יוני 2022
‪We had a lovely afternoon meeting the donkeys and learning all about them. The staff are really knowledgeable and clearly devoted to the donkeys. The booking system meant that it didn't feel too busy and we were able to stroll about and enjoy spending time with these wonderful animals‬
‪Written 18 ביוני 2022‬
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Rich_Roo
Essex‪60 contributions‬
יוני 2022
‪Had a lovely visit to the donkey sanctuary at Leeds. The staff that run it do a fantastic job in organising the visit with lots of information about the donkeys and the sanctuary. It was so nice to get up close to the donkeys that were happy to come over and interact with everyone there. The staff were fantastic in answering all our questions that was very interesting and educational. We look forward to returning and visiting as many as the donkey sanctuaries as we can as the staff do such a fantastic job in caring for the donkeys and making them happy.‬
‪Written 12 ביוני 2022‬
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Rosa Beagle
ריפון, UK‪44 contributions‬
אפר׳ 2022
‪Amazing! The staff were were all very friendly and answered any questions we had. All the donkeys were happy, friendly and well looked after. They were all very interested in our dog and then just stood there whilst we scratched them. Then we bought six items in the shop! Would definitely, definitely recommend.‬
‪Written 12 באפריל 2022‬
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Lorraine
‪3 contributions‬
זוגות • אוק׳ 2021
‪We adopted Billy O, so decided to visit and meet him. The sanctuary is in a beautiful position, surrounded by countryside. There was ample parking, and a cafe/gift area. NB Items from the shop were cash only
The donkeys looked well cared for, and came over to the visitors. Nothing was forced, they wandered over for a stroke which they enjoyed.
The staff all were friendly and welcoming, they all seemed to love their job looking after the donkeys. They answered questions from visitors and gave details of each donkey's individual characters.
We stayed around an hour, it was very enjoyable.‬
‪Written 9 באוקטובר 2021‬
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Val T
‪1 contribution‬
חברים • פבר׳ 2020
‪I am in a wheelchair , My PA , carer n Friend oo, it was back in February 2020 I had a "donkey" bought as a Christmas Present , and couldn't wait to go n see HARBIN , took ginger biscuits,and a bag of carrots as requested. Our time was limited as my PA n Friend both needed to get back to the farm where their horses are stabled in Barnsley - so up to present due to covd-19 pandemic haven't been able to return , also parking was a nightmare, I have a wav vehicle and was a bit cramped for space n I was so conscious of bumping into people or knocking things over, (which I am very good at) . HARBIN has pride of place in my photo frame 😅🐴🐎‬
‪Written 5 באוגוסט 2020‬
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Scenic797753
‪44 contributions‬
ינו׳ 2020
‪Just returned from a magical weekend at the Leeds Donkey Sanctuary, visiting my adopted boy Billy ‘O’. What a truly wonderful place. It really is an idyllic haven for 22 adorable donkeys.

The staff on duty - Cheryl, Amanda, Sam, Katy, Darren and Sara - are so welcoming and very knowledgeable. The love, kindness and care they give is second to none - the donkeys are treated like precious jewels.

The centre is spotless, from the hygiene in the stable yards to the toilets and lovely café. So lovely to see the stables with their many heated lamps. Billy O loves to stand under his!

The donkeys munched away happily looking for barley seeds in the hay troughs and were totally content - so Zen...They have several fields to roam in, a sand pit and an indoor activity arena to play in. There is a rota for playtime where small groups can interact with one another, playing with cones, ropes, buckets, watching themselves in mirrors (some hilarious reactions) or rolling in the sand. It was all wonderful to see.

The donkeys do not ‘perform to order’, nor are they encouraged to ‘entertain’. The rule is very much ‘donkeys first, donkeys second, donkeys third’. They choose what they want to do (or not!).

The centre also does sterling work helping vulnerable children and adults. The donkeys have so much empathy with humans and one another. Interaction can play a big part in building self-confidence.

The centre also has a lovely little gift shop, a memorial garden and excellent indoor/outdoor play areas for the children. It’s a beautiful place full of love and fun.

May God bless all the staff who do such wonderful work caring for the donkeys.

We hope to visit as often as we may and cannot wait to come again.

Carol J , Whitby‬
‪Written 29 בינואר 2020‬
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Sally C
לינקולנשייר, UK‪160 contributions‬
זוגות • ינו׳ 2020
‪We finally made it to the sanctuary, signage could be a little better though (after we missed the road end). But so glad we made the 5 hr round trip. Donkeys are very well looked after, the helpers were very knowledgeable. We didnt visit the cafe but there were toilets, a small gift shop & we just missed a display in the arena. After visiting the irish sanctuary this is a lot smaller but just as fulfilling. We donated carrots & ginger biscuits, it was free entry, the parking area wasnt very large. Well worth a trip. Adopt a donkey !! They are delightful creatures. ‬
‪Written 5 בינואר 2020‬
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Belinda K
‪1 contribution‬
אוג׳ 2019
‪This place is very good at awareness raising and everyone can interact with the donkeys who have been rescued. There is a play area for children and cafe as well as shop. Adequate parking and staff really welcoming and helpful. I met and saw the donkey I sponsor called Billy O. Would recommend a visit.‬
‪Written 26 בנובמבר 2019‬
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Dawn E
‪6 contributions‬
אוג׳ 2019
‪A bit out of the way, but very rewarding, the donkeys are very placid and friendly, the staff are very helpful and informative, we were made to feel very welcome, it was nice to see the well being of these beautiful animals put first , I cannot praise the staff enough for all that they do, would definitely recommend a visit and or adoption‬
‪Written 31 באוגוסט 2019‬
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907lisa
קינגסטון אפון האל, UK‪3 contributions‬
משפחה • אוג׳ 2019
‪After travelling for well over an hour with a very excited daughter we were greeted by a very abrupt member of staff. We filled in the paperwork and were then given
short sharp directions to the donkeys. How disappointing, the poor animals were all stood enclosed in the courtyard, looking very sad! The one and only member of staff in sight didn’t make any attempt to talk to us or to get the donkeys to come over so we could interact with them. We only stayed a little while and left feeling disappointed and sad for the poor donkeys. We had gone with the intention of sponsoring but we will now be donating elsewhere‬
‪Written 11 באוגוסט 2019‬
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