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Donkey Rides at Seaton Carew Beach

  • Hartlepool
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Adorable donkeys and a day on the beach? Yee-haw! Seaside rides have returned to Seaton Carew beach after a quarter of a century, with a helping hand from Blackberry Donkeys.

The cute and cuddly team are more than happy to carry your sprogs along the waterfront; they’re a gentle bunch but always enjoy a carrot or two to sweeten the deal. The beach itself is beautiful with classic seaside fun like sand dune jumping, walks along the water’s edge and everyone’s favourite: ice cream!

This would be a wonderful way to introduce kids to summer holidays before the days of iPads and Youtube. You’ll find the donkeys opposite the arcades on the seafront so be sure to squeeze in some games. Just remember, to ride kids must be 12 years or under and weigh below 8 stone.

  • Make a fuzzy friend on a donkey ride
  • Enjoy a day beside the sea
  • Have a crack at a few arcade games

Opening hours

Term Time: Monday to Sunday from 10:00

School Holidays: Monday to Sunday from 10:00


£2.50 per donkey ride.

Travel & Contact Information


Seaton Carew Beach, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS251BU, England

Phone number

07899 810889



Click here to visit Donkey Rides at Seaton Carew Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Clock disks in operation for up to 1 hour free parking. £1 to park for up to 2 hours or £2 for the whole day.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

Toilets are available at the clock tower bus station next to the beach on the sea front.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available.

No, there are no dining options.

There are fish and chips shops, an ice cream parlour, a vintage tea room and Italian restaurant on the sea front, just a stones throw from the donkey rides.

Yes, Donkey Rides at Seaton Carew Beach is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

There is a slip way than can be used to access the beach.

Yes, Donkey Rides at Seaton Carew Beach have stated they are pushchair friendly.

No pets are allowed.

Additional Info


The donkeys may not be providing rides on the beach if it is raining so please get in touch before you visit if there is a chance of rain.

Public Transport

Bus and train stations in Seaton Carew approx 1km from the beach. Bus stops on the sea front run a regular service.

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