Donkey Sanctuary Doncaster
The wonkey donkey visitors centre

Tel : 01977 219924

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Welcome to

My name is Jenny and I like would to ask you, your family and friends to joins us at our purpose built Donkey sanctuary and visitors centre. I became involved with donkeys 6 years ago, following an illness. They helped me to the road of recovery.

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How it all began...

I have had a love of donkeys all my life; even when I was a small girl visiting the seaside I always wanted to go and see the donkeys. I had an idea 5 years ago to build a sanctuary for donkeys so as we could rescue donkeys and nurse them back to health so as they could enjoy the rest of their lives in comfortable caring surroundings. It has been a struggle but after 5 years in planning we have now completed our new Sanctuary and visitors centre: The Wonkey Donkey.

What to expect - It's definitely going to be fun...

Well first of all there are our beautiful Donkeys to see and interact with. At present we have 21 Donkeys and we are now looking to rescue more Donkeys in the future. You can take a stroll along the paddock walks and see the Donkeys in their family groups.

We offer disabled access and disabled facilities.

Cafe & Gift Shop...

Time to relax in our new indoor Café or why not sit outside on the picnic tables in the play area or our courtyard seating area. We serve a range of sandwiches, paninis, fries and soups. Our qualified baristas will also be on hand if you wish to try one of our beautiful coffees. We also have a selection of teas and cold beverages. We offer children’s lunch boxes, snacks & ice creams. Then to finish could we temp you with one of our home made cakes or cookies made by our baker Josie.

All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present and our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If youhave a food allergy, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen information is available on request.

Donkey rescue sanctuary

Fun Day Out...

You are guaranteed a great day out for all the family! So come and join us and your support will ensure we can continue our hard work and ensure that we can rescue more Donkeys in the future.

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The Wonkey Donkey...

Opening Times...


Where to Find Us...

All the proceeds from your admission fee will go towards the caring for the Donkeys


Adults £6

Children and Concession £4

Babies (up to 12 months) FREE


Annual memberships are available


Please note Children under the age of 16 will not be allowed admission unless they are accompanied by an adult.


Strictly no dogs allowed.

The Wonkey Donkey Events

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Mon -   Closed

Tues -  Closed

Wed -   10.30am till 3.00pm

Thurs -  10.30am till 3.00pm

Fri -       10.30am till 3.00pm

Sat -      10.00am till 4.00pm

Sun -     10.00am till 4.00pm

Monday 6th May - Open Day 10am - 4pm

Monday 27th May - Adoption Day 10am - 4pm

Friday 21st June - Adoption Evening 6pm - 8pm

Saturday 13th July - Adoption Day

Thursday 8th August - Wonkey Donkey 4 Year Anniversary

Saturday 17th August - Summer Fayre

Monday 26th August - Adoption Day 10am - 4pm

Friday 27th September - Adoption Evening 6pm - 8pm

Sunday 29th September - Autumn Fayre

Wednesday 30th October - Halloween Event (Ticket Only)

Friday 1st November - Adoption Evening 6pm - 8pm

Saturday 7th December - Christmas Fayre

Sunday 8th December - Adoption Day

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December - Santa Claus (Ticket Only)


Tour Times:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 11.30am and 1.30pm

Saturday & Sunday - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm



You will find us just after the power station, before you enter the village.

Help Wanted

Our work would not continue without the generous donations made by the public. Each time you buy an entry ticket or treat yourselves to a cup of tea in our cafe, you are helping care for the donkeys. We are a self-funded, non-profitable organisation and are grateful to all those who continue to support our work.


If you would like to contribute more, we do offer an adoption service for £3 a month (payable by standing order) or a one of fee of £25.


Alternatively, gifts of hay, straw, feed, rugs, grooming kits etc are all welcome. If you would prefer to donate money it will be spent of vital equipment, vet bills, hoove maintenance and general donkey upkeep.


Please get in touch to discuss any of this further.


Room Hire

Our function room is available to hire for birthdays, parties and other occasions


Please ask us about our children's parties!