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Donkey Sanctuary

Abbey Hey, Greater Manchester, England

  • Family and dog at Donkey Sanctuary in Abbey Hey
  • People enjoying hot chocolate at Donkey Sanctuary in Abbey Hey

Attraction Information

  • Children's Farms icon Children's Farms

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor

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 to give them the opportunity to ride them. 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


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Donkey Sanctuary's website
0139 557 8222

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

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


Free admission
Donations welcome

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Guest suitability

The Nature Trail and the walk to the sea are challenging, with steep inclines, steps and uneven surfaces. 


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