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Freshfields Donkey Village

Peak Forest, Peak District National Park SK17 8EE , England
01298 79775
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Type: Farms
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Playa De Muro
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Checked the website for opening times, thought I'd take the wife as it's her birthday and she loves donkeys...... Brownie points for me..... Or so I thought! Drove for 90 minutes, pulled up to the gate at 11.15am to find a 'Sorry closed' sign. Gave it 10 minutes and then decided to give them a phone call, only to find... More

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Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
19 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were really looking forward to a visit but when we got there we found the place was closed - permanently!! Apparently it is being relocated to Cornwall but haven't seen any details of where yet.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

I visited here recently with my family and luckily we had sunny weather which made the day beautiful. The donation fee of £3 is fair given that 20 something donkeys need to be maintained. Upon entry the owner took our money then seemed eager to boast about celebrities that have involved rather than us as people. He informed us that... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Even though I have lived close to the area for most of my life I had never visted Donkey Village so I was sad to hear it will be closing / relocating but I'm glad I did before that happens! We were greeted warmly by the owner who briefed us a bit about the donkeys, their stories, the celebrity supporters... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

The owners don't seem to actually want visitors to the donkey village. The place is littered with hand written signs saying "Don't do this" and "Don't do that". The picnic area and tea rooms which are heavily featured on website and leaflet are closed apparently by "Health and Safety". On entry the owner was very quick to take our £3... More

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We visited the Donkey Sanctuary with our grand children and were a little apprehensive after reading the latest review which seemed to be reviewing an entirely different place to the one we went to. True the cafe was closed but the owner was extremely polite and helpful. He apologised for the donkeys not being out in the fields but said... More

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have been coming here on and off for years and used to enjoy mixing a cream tea in the cafe with a good long visit with the donkeys. Well, we haven't been for about 3 years what a change for the worse... the cafe has gone, the place looked neglected and the owners could not have been less bothered... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Stick with the long, one track winding road to get there - it's worth it. The farm is set in lovely surroundings. Admitedly there not loads of other things to see and do there, but the whole point of going is to see the donkeys and support the charity. We were greeted by the owner who told us where the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

I went here with my family including my 5 year old Nephew, we were made to feel welcome and had a lovely afternoon spending time with some wonderful and cute donkeys who thankfully are now in a good home being cared for.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Myself and my partner visited last friday (because of his desire to own a herd of donkeys when we have the money and the land!!!) and decided to have a nice drive out to Freshfields. If i hadnt seen the last review i probably wouldnt have left my review for want of being negative, but sorry but its the attitude... More

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