Donkey days

The Donkeys are back in time for Summer 

It's not just the steam train offering rides at Exbury this summer!  Back by popular demand, Kelly’s Donkeys are returning to the gardens in 2022. 

Each gentle ride lasts for 5 minutes and costs just £3.50 per child.

Donkey in frame; Family events ; Exbury Gardens; New Forest, Hampshire


Area titled 'The Park' on the Map & Guide (available from Visitor Entrance). Please ask a member of staff at the Visitor Entrance if you're unsure.


Sessions every 5 minutes between 11.00am - 3.55pm on the following dates:

Each ride lasts approximately 5 minutes.


£3.50 per donkey ride, in addition to gardens admission or Friends of Exbury annual membership.

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book gardens admission


Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Donkey rides are limited to children aged 18 months - 12 years. Children must weigh under 7 stone to ride.

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‘A truly fantastic day out. My wife and I were bowled over by the amazing spring colours of rhododendrons and azaleas and there was literally colour everywhere. There are beautiful areas to walk through as well as places to sit. We took a picnic in the hope of being able to sit by one of the ponds and were not disappointed – the reflections were as spectacular as the real thing! The next thing we want to do is return in the autumn to see the colours change as it must be beautiful’

David Parker, Christchurch

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