The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary

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The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary

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Molly's M
24 contributions
Sweet, sweet donkeys you must visit!
Oct 2019 • Couples
We loved our visit to the donkey sanctuary and it was great to be able to feed them too. You can adopt the donkeys which makes a really lovely gift. There's a small gift shop with some beautiful items I treat myself to a bag! We went as a couple but this would be a fantastic place to take the kids even on a rainy day.
Written September 9, 2020
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Hazel W
1 contribution
Donkey Adoption Online
Nov 2019 • Solo
It is Christmas Eve and I am very disappointed. I paid to adopt a donkey for a family member as a Christmas gift in 28th November. It says on the website I would receive this in 10 days! On 16th December I emailed them to say I had not received anything. I was emailed back saying they had 700 adoptions to sort and all would be post on Wednesday which was 18th. Nothing has arrived! I emailed again yesterday and have not had a reply.
The website states they are closed until Saturday.
Written December 24, 2019
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gcallister61
1 contribution
Fabulous visit to Donkey Heaven
Nov 2019
What a wonderful place for donkeys. Fabulous staff, so kind and helpful and knowledgeable. The donkeys were clearly well looked after and very content. Well worth the vist. I will be going again.
Written December 2, 2019
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yvonnefa
Livingston, UK22 contributions
Family day out
Sep 2019 • Family
Lovely family day out not expensive and great to feed the donkeys. Great walks but nothing to steep. Loads of donkeys all very keen for you to feed them!
Written September 16, 2019
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Anne S
Leeds, UK242 contributions
Good place to take young children
Jul 2019 • Couples
This place has limited opening hours so check before you set off. I also suggest you have some covered in outdoor shoes on as some of the tracks are a bit muddy. You can buy tokens from the little shop to buy food pellets for the animals. Don't put all your pellets in one container as the first donkey you meet will eat them all! There were hand sanitizers for you to use afterwards.
Written July 16, 2019
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Mozfan68
Chesterfield, UK18 contributions
Well Worth A Visit - A Donkey Lovers Paradise
Jun 2019
We spend an afternoon at the sanctuary and enjoyed every minute. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the donkeys were gorgeous - there are llamas, pigs and other animals too.

Well worth the recommended donation of £3.00, and more.
Written July 6, 2019
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leigh m
scotland80 contributions
Amazing day out
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited and had such a wonderful day. You get an option to donate 3 quid per person, and I cannot understand anyone who wouldn't and then you can buy tokens for food to feed the animals. It's so much fun to spend time feeding the donkeys and watching their hilarious behaviour. There were people of all ages and evey single person had a big smile on their faces. Highly recommend
Written July 6, 2019
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Victoria C
Doncaster, UK23 contributions
Fabulous Afternoon spent with the Donkeys and other animals
Jul 2019 • Family
Went here today had a fabulous afternoon with my two Adult daughters and our dog. (this place is very dog friendly even allowed in gift shop) From when we first arrived the staff were friendly and informative. Explaining what animals they had, and where we could get tokens for food to feed the animals if we wanted too, also explained how to feed each animal. They have Donkeys, pigs, horses, goats, sheep and chickens. The wee little gift shop was nice and again staff very friendly and helpful. This is a must visit place if you are in the area. Entrance is free but you can make a donation which we were more than happy to do.
Written July 6, 2019
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JTW7759
Lanark, UK122 contributions
FABULOUS WAY TO HAVE A BALL
Jun 2019 • Couples
Three of us (all adults) travelled from Lanark to the sanctuary yet again.
It is a brilliant place to go on a nice day to feed the donkeys that are so well looked after and cared for.
Acres of space, large fields and stable areas, great staff too.
You can buy tokens for feed pellets that you give the donkeys from handled bowls, giving the sanctuary some of the financial support they need as well as the £3 a head suggested entrance donation.
Take chopped carrots too as you will be feeding numerous donkeys during the opening hours of 2pm to 4.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
A fantastic therapeutic way to spend an afternoon....bet you that you will end up sponsoring a donkey for a year too.
You can take a tour but we always go it alone
Loved by adults ....what about little and young kids.
GO, GO, GO
Written June 20, 2019
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Anne B
Castletown, UK171 contributions
great place to visit
May 2019 • Friends
Great first time visit. Fantastic that it is wheelchair accessible which made a huge difference to our visit. Donkeys are obviously the stars of the show but the knowledge shown by the staff was just as good. They really know their stuff and can accurately describe the characteristics of each donkey, where they came from, what brought them here etc.
Will definitely be back and this time bring the grandchildren.
Written May 27, 2019
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