Animal experience hosted by Julia

2 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 4 people
Includes food

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, pop on their little panniers and we'll start the walk with one or two lead reins on each donkey depending on group size & condfidence of the walkers. Unless people book together as a group, we would not take more than four people per session as this is a micro-group experience, spending a lot of time getting to know the donkeys. Do enquire though for larger groups though
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 graze nearby and you can pet them or just relax with the view.
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, do get in touch to see whether we can add in a another date or start time to suit you.
Sorry but no dogs on this experience as the donkeys are scared of them
I'll send you directions and we'll meet at the farmyard where the donkeys live. After introducing the donkeys, you will groom them, pop on their little panniers and we'll start the walk with one or two lead reins on each donkey depending on group size & condfidence of the walkers. Unless people book together as a group, we would not take more than four people per session as this is a micro-group experience, spending a lot of time getting to know…
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What's included

  • Food
    Snack picnic incl a drink, crisps, granola bar, welsh cakes and fruit.<br /...

Meet your host, Julia

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Having lived in the beautiful Brecon Beacons for 18 years, I have worked in the tourism industry locally and also have kept horses for 12 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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From £35
/ person
Mon, 16 Aug
£35 per person
11:30 - 13:30
Join 2 other guests
£35 per person
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Where you'll be

In the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. The donkeys live on a smallholding near Sennybridge and there are holiday cottages nearby. It is a magical place to stay and relax.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 53 reviews.

Laura
July 2021
Julia was so knowledgeable about the donkeys and you could tell how well looked after Goose and Maverick were. We had the best time on this experience and would definitely recommend! Thanks Julia
Ellen
July 2021
This was the perfect activity for an afternoon! It was really well organised and Julia was really accommodating for a time/ date that suited us. We had a great time playing the games with the donkeys, they loved it!
Jack
July 2021
We absolutely loved our mini donkey experience and was the highlight of our trip to the beacons! Julia was lovely and was an excellent host - highly recommended!
Ewan
July 2021
We spent a wonderful few hours with Maverick and Goose. They gave amazing cuddles and it was such a treat to take them for a walk in the beautiful Brecon countryside. Julia was a perfect hostess and is clearly passionate about all of her animals. We will be back when The Donkey Games are set up!
We spent a wonderful few hours with Maverick and Goose. They gave amazing cuddles and it was such a treat to take them for a walk in the beautiful Brecon countryside. Julia was a p…
Martin
July 2021
Julia made this experience extra special. She was constantly providing narratives about the donkeys, and area, which were extremely interesting. They donkeys were just so adorable, and friendly, and you could get up close and hug them.
Alice
June 2021
Had an excellent time meeting the dinky donkeys! Julia was a wonderful host and even took our photos and sent them to us later. Had a delicious picnic in beautiful scenery. Would recommend to anyone who likes animals!

Choose from available dates

1 available
  • Mon, 16 Aug
    11:30 - 13:30
    Join 2 other guests
    £35 per person

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 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Walking boots or wellies / sturdy footwear

Insect repellent