At The Donkey Sanctuary in Leeds, we are primarily an equine assisted activities centre, offering Donkey Facilitated Learning (DFL) sessions for vulnerable children and adults. We deliver a dedicated Schools Programme, which sees around 75 children with additional needs each week attending from mainstream and SILC schools across the region. For children who are not quite ready to fully engage with our DFL programme, we also offer Barn Management, which puts elements of our wider work in a fun and informative setting. We also offer a Saturday Club on the first Saturday of each month, which is an extra bookable opportunity for parents/carers to bring along children with additional needs and their families, to benefit from our equine assisted activities.
As our busy timetable allows, and by prior arrangement, we can also accept visiting groups: be it from other charities or local support groups; schools and nurseries; day centres and residential homes; or nursing homes and hospices. These are an extra opportunity for us to give the wider community a taste of the work we do here at The Donkey Sanctuary Leeds, and also find out about our fantastic herd. We also throw our doors open to the wider public for this purpose from 3pm to 5pm daily (closed Wednesdays) and from 10am to 3pm weekends and selected bank holidays (closed first Saturday each month). Further, we run large and small family-friendly events throughout the year. Our events calendar and other key information can be found on our Facebook page @Donkey Sanctuary Leeds or by visiting our website at www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk