Visit Donkeys Europe
Search below for wonderful places to visit donkeys in Europe, from donkey sanctuaries and rescue centres to farms and nature reserves.
PLEASE NOTE: Places listed may be open to the public at limited times or by appointment only. Please check before travelling. Happy Donkey Visits!
VISIT DONKEYS in POLAND
Toskania Kociewska Bochlin, Nowe. This beautiful farm promotes a healthy lifestyle through contact with nature and animals and outdoor activities. On family and school visits, children can meet the animals and learn clay modelling, manual skills, vegetarian cooking, bread and cake making and forestry. Educational programmes that help children and adolescents with development. Observing and understanding the principles of breeding and care of animals.
VISIT DONKEYS in AUSTRIA
Esel Reich Halltal, Mariazell, Austrian Alps
VISIT DONKEYS in SPAIN
Burrolandia Tres Cantos, Madrid
Easy Horse Care Rescue Rojales, Valenciana. British expats Sue and Rod Weeding moved to Spain in 2001, planning a relaxing retirement but everything changed when they rescued Luceiro, a two-year-old horse found abandoned and in a terrible state. The couple now care for more than 90 horses, ponies and donkeys saved from abuse and neglect, plus a menagerie of other rescued animals. The centre and its extraordinary owners were the subject of a TV documentary in 2014. The centre is open to visitors on the first Sunday of every month. Entry is free and children are welcome.
El Refugio del Burrito, The Donkey Sanctuary in Spain Fuente de Piedra. Winter opening times are Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4:30 pm. Visitors welcome!
El Paraiso del Burro (Donkey Paradise) Dar acogida y cuidar a burros viejos y ya jubilados. A sanctuary caring for older and retired donkeys just outside of the village of Arobes, near Arriondas in Parres, Asturias. Look out for details of Open Days throughout the year on the website or contact Marleen Verhoef to arrange individual or group visits.
Arobes, Parres Asturias
Burro Trek, Mare de Deu del Camp Garriguella, Catalonia
Refugio Ecoburropark Vall d’Ebo, Alicante, Valencia. Asociación ecoburropark organiza rutas con burras y mulos en el medio rural de la Vall d’Ebo. Refugio ecoburropark te ofrece poder usar el refugio para tu evento, tu aniversario, tu picnic, tu fiesta, desconectar, punto de salida para senderismo, siesta o dormir en el refugio y mucho mas cosas que quieres organizar rodeado de naturaleza, animales (burros, mulos, gallinas, ocas…)
VISIT DONKEYS in the CANARY ISLANDS
Macronesian Eco Suites Caves Tenerife. Eco Suite Caves are situated on a large farm on the edge of the Anaga rural park, a biosphere reserve that is ideal for any traveller looking for a new experience. Accommodation with pool area and gardens is available for guests. This eco-friendly housing has a contemporary interior with modern amenities.
VISIT DONKEYS in PORTUGAL
Project Sanctuary Happy Donkeys The Algarve. A non profit project which helps overworked and neglected donkeys. Visitors can spend time with donkeys in beautiful surroundings and observe their natural behaviour. Children can enjoy adventures walking on little paths through the forest to search for the donkeys. Walks for adults and children along rivers and mountains with a herd of free donkeys. Walks of one hour to a full day.
Paderne, Albufeira, Guided excursions, rides for children, corporate and team building events and a great location for film, television and photography, amid the breathtaking scenery and originality of the “Quinta de burro”.
Donkeys and Arts Costa Vicentina
Donkeymotion Barão São João, West-Algarve
Reserva de Burros Sintra. The Burros Reserve is a private association dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of the donkey, though educational and environmental awareness, cultural and recreational activities and the reproduction of animals. In Tapada D.FernandoII we carry out activities throughout the year, for schools, ATLs, families and companies. We also celebrate birthday parties for children from 4 years old.
VISIT DONKEYS in BELGIUM
Anes et Sens, Asinerie du Pays des Collines Frasnes-lez-Buissenal, Frasnes-lez-Anvaing, Hainaut
L’Oasis des ânes Dalhem, Liège. The Donkey Oasis was founded by a team of volunteers in January 2005 with the purpose of protecting and preserving the donkey. The sanctuary is open to visitors from 2pm – 5pm on the first Sunday of each month.
Créé en janvier 2005 par un groupe de propriétaires d’ânes, passionnés et bénévoles, notre association a pour but la protection, le bien-être et la sauvegarde de l’âne.
Anegria Assocation Donkey Shelter Sint-Gillis-Waas
Milami-Ânes Educational projects and activities for children, song-walks, storytelling, games, confidence building, motor skills, learning about donkeys and equipement, training courses, help for new donkey owners and walking with donkeys. Special events such as birthdays also catered for.
VISIT DONKEYS in the NETHERLANDS
Ezelopvangstichting de Grote ezel Boxbergerweg, Olst
Stichting de Ezelshoeve Baarle – Nassau. Openingstijden: maandag t/m zaterdag van 10:00 tot 16:30 uur. BEZOEK OP AFSPRAAK! Foundation Donkey Farm is a shelter for neglected, abused, old and sick donkeys from the Netherlands and Belgium, offering them a safe and loving future and, where possible, new homes. The Foundation also provides information and advice to donkey owners.
VISIT DONKEYS in DENMARK
Fields of Freedom Aarup
Anja Lausten is Chairman of the Danish Donkey Breed Society. Check out their Facebook page! Anja lives about 25km from Copenhagen and has seven donkeys. Children can ride and adults are welcome to go for short drives with Anja. Please phone before visiting. Email: email@example.com
VISIT DONKEYS in SWEDEN
Ponyville Equine Sanctuary Östhammar
VISIT DONKEYS in GREECE
Corfu Donkey Rescue Liapades, Corfu
VISIT DONKEYS in CYPRUS
The Donkey Sanctuary Limassol
VISIT DONKEYS in CROATIA
Donkeys on Hvar Island Meet Pano, Lily Rose, Penelope, Lula and the other gorgeous donkeys looked after by Jana Appleyard on Hvar Island. Enjoy walks with the donkeys through the village or in nearby woods, or just spend time with them. You can contact Jana via her Facebook page.
VISIT DONKEYS in ROMANIA
The Donkey Farm Reussdorf (Cund) near Sighisoara (Schässburg)
The Donkey Farm is a former farmhouse converted into a tranquil, romantic cottage-style holiday home by owner Christian Harfmann, using traditional craft methods. The house is on the outskirts of the village and the animals graze right next door. In the garden there is a covered seating area and sun terrace. The gentle hilly landscape, with deciduous forests, fields and sheep pastures, begins on your doorstep. Enjoy donkey trekking, guided day trips and visits at the farm.
Please note: Donkey venues are subject to change. Please check for up-to-date information before travelling. Donkey Wise cannot accept any responsibility for bookings made using links on this page.
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