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Meet, pet & ride donkeys

22nd Aug 2019 11:00 - 16:00


Meet, pet & ride donkeys

Hosted by experts in donkey assisted therapy, Danny Donkey & Pals, the special event is a great way to get close to an animal that's synonymous with the New Forest National Park.

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 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.


11:00 - 16:00


Meeting and petting FREE with gardens admission or Friends of Exbury annual membership (click the button below to purchase).

Donkey rides are £3 per person. No pre-booking is required for this, just turn up on the day!

Click to book gardens admission or membership

Additional information

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.

‘What could be better on a trip down to the New Forest than a walk in a beautiful garden, a ride on a steam train (which my grandson adored!) and a chance to see the Beaulieu river close up? A memorable day out and a gem of a place’

Rob Gregory, Oxford

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