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Mini Donkey Walk with a Picnic

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 27 reviews.Powys, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Julia

2 hours
Includes food
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I'll send you directions and we'll meet at the farmyard where the donkeys live. After introducing the donkeys, you will groom them then fit their little panniers and we'll start the walk with one or two lead reins on each donkey depending on the group size. Unless people book together as a group, we would not take more than eight people per session as this is a micro-group experience, spending a lot of time getting to know the donkeys.
We walk for about 30 minutes to a scenic picnic point with panoramic views towards Pen y Fan and the Central Beacons. The walk is fairly easy, through some woodland and then open hilltop meadow with a bit of uneven ground and gentle inclines with one or two steeper parts but we take our time and never rush anyone.
The picnic is a light snack meal, usually with crisps, cake, granola bars, fruit and a drink (we can accommodate differing food intolerences with enough notice) During the picnic, the dinkeys will graze nearby and you can pet them or just relax with the view.
We return via a walk down the fields before letting the donkeys loose in their yard or field for a roll.
The walks can be timed to suit you but generally will start at either 10am or 2pm and last 90 mins - 2 hours. If your preferred date or start time isn't shown, please do get in touch to see whether we can add in a another date or start time to suit you.
I'll send you directions and we'll meet at the farmyard where the donkeys live. After introducing the donkeys, you will groom them then fit their little panniers and we'll start the walk with one or two lead reins on each donkey depending on the group size. Unless people book together as a group, we would not take more than eight people per session as this is a micro-group experience, spending a lot of time getting to know the donkeys.
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What's included

  • Food
    We can cater for vegans & gluten intolerences with a few days notice.
From £35
/ person

Meet your host, Julia

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Having lived in the beautiful Brecon Beacons for 14 years, I have worked in the tourism industry locally and also have kept horses for 8 years before acquiring my lovely little pair of Miniature Mediterranean donkeys who love going out with us for an amble in the hills. I love sharing the quiet spaces with amazing views, and will talk for hours about the local history, conservation and habitat, as well as teaching guests about the welfare and wellbeing of the little dinky donkeys.
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Where you'll be

In the village of Defynnog, near the farm where we walk the Donkeys, there is The Defynnog Yew which is said to be over 5000 years old and one of the oldest trees in Europe. Defynnog also has a fantastic cafe, The Welsh Rarebit Centre, and two great pubs that serve evening meals.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 27 reviews.

Ella
February 2020
Julia was a great host, she made you feel so welcome and her donkeys are so cute and friendly. My Dad and myself loved this experience, and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the donkeys and teaching them some new skills! Would love to go again and would highly recommend!
Julia was a great host, she made you feel so welcome and her donkeys are so cute and friendly. My Dad and myself loved this experience, and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the…
Jenna
January 2020
Had a super time, Julia is a great and knowledgable host. The dinkeys were cute and characterful, it was certainly a good day out and we learnt quite a lot. Had a super time, would love to go back with friends in the spring. Highly recommend
Had a super time, Julia is a great and knowledgable host. The dinkeys were cute and characterful, it was certainly a good day out and we learnt quite a lot. Had a super time, would…
Emily
December 2019
A really lovely and fun experience. Julia is a great host — very friendly and her lovely donkies are obviously very happy and well cared for!
Gaz
October 2019
Walking with the little donkeys was a great experience that wasn't dampened by the weather! All the donkeys were safe / engaging and a pleasure to be around, our guide Angharad is very knowledgeable and has a clear passion for the welfare of the donkeys and the customers. A worthwhile experience for any age!
Walking with the little donkeys was a great experience that wasn't dampened by the weather! All the donkeys were safe / engaging and a pleasure to be around, our guide Angharad is…
Emma
October 2019
We had an amazingly peaceful walk with the dinky donkeys, we spent time getting to know all the donkeys and helped to groom them, and had an eventful picnic with them trying to steal our lunches haha! So glad we booked to do this the donkey were so lovely and the host very friendly and welcoming, I would highly recommend doing this.
We had an amazingly peaceful walk with the dinky donkeys, we spent time getting to know all the donkeys and helped to groom them, and had an eventful picnic with them trying to ste…
Jason
September 2019
My wife and I had the best afternoon with Julia and the Donkeys. We walked with Maverick and Goose but did get to spend some time grooming Berty and Betsy too. The walk was lovely, conversation was interesting and the little picnic stop was perfectly timed. Julia took pictures for our memories and recommended a nice local business to get some refreshments afterwards. Highly recommended!
My wife and I had the best afternoon with Julia and the Donkeys. We walked with Maverick and Goose but did get to spend some time grooming Berty and Betsy too. The walk was lovely,…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    More tips

    The location is along small lanes but the tracks are fine for all vehicles. Motorbikes might wish to park by the ford. The walk is leisurely & at your own pace - if you have mobility issues please get in touch before booking as we can advise re shorter walk options. Contact us re larger groups.

    What to bring

    Walking boots or wellies / sturdy footwear