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Donkey Sanctuary

Children's Farms, Indoor and Outdoor
Profile iconAll Ages
Location iconAbbey Hey
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Family and dog at Donkey Sanctuary in Abbey Hey

Attraction Information

One of ten locations across the UK and Europe, Donkey Sanctuary Manchester is home to a team of special donkeys with unique characters and stories.

The sanctuary works with local schools, bringing children with additional or special needs to come and meet these animals. Open to the general public for limited hours, visitors are invited to get involved with rescued mules and learn all about the importance of how people treat animals.

With a great story of animal welfare and connections with other sanctuaries and farms, all of which are working hard to rescue and protect hard-working and un-loved donkeys from around the world, it’s a real gift to get up close to these gentle, intelligent animals!

Discover a rescued donkey’s incredible journey!

  • Gift shop and car park

Opening hours

Term Time
Monday to Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00
Thursday to Friday 15:00 - 17:00
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

Closed Wednesday and 1st Saturday of every month

Bank Holidays
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:00


Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes



Green Fold,
Abbey Hey,
Greater Manchester,
M18 8RJ,

Phone number

0139 557 8222


Free admission
Donations welcome

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