Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Visiting Opportunities under COVID19 restrictions

Private Pre-booked Visits/Walks ONLY

Available from July 13th

Dyfi Donkeys will be re-opening on 13th July. Hurrah! 

We understand for people's health and well being ( and parent's sanity) a visit to the donkeys may be just what the doctor should be ordering. 

Currently COVID19 social distancing guidance ( still 2m in Wales) mean that it is impossible for us to run our normal open days safely.

Therefore we are opening to private pre-booked groups - visitors will be limited to single households or members of the same "care bubble/extended household" only.

These visits will take place in Dyfi Donkey Wood and can be booked for one or two hours. You will have exclusive access to the donkeys, woodland and picnic area and Louise will be happy to supervise any portion of your visit. Special measures are available to allow access to the donkeys for anyone with mobility issues- please advise if this is needed on booking.
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We will also be offering guided donkey walks, again to the same group format, these will include two donkeys for visitors to lead and we will walk through local woodland for approximately 2 hours. Terrain is mixed and therefore participants need to have a reasonable level of fitness and mobility. We apologise that at this time we cannot make this available to those with mobility issues.



Special COVID 19 Prices

One hour visit for upto 4 people            £45  - £5 per additional person .
Additional hour in Dyfi Donkey woods     £20
Guided donkey walks                           £70 
LOCALS DISCOUNT OFFER - Many local people are experiencing financial hardship so we are offering a COVID 19 1/3rd off first hour ( please give your home postcode on booking to see if you qualify)

Booking is ONLY via email dyfidonkeys@btinternet.com or phone 07717020344 - availability is limited to only two sets of visitors per day so early booking is advised if you intend to visit during your holiday in Wales.

Dyfi Donkeys have a full set of biosecurity measures in place to ensure your safety and will be asking all visitors for full home contact details in case we need to undertake "contact trace" measures, you will be asked to sign that you agree to adhere to our policies.

Full details of our policies/measures here 

if you require any more information please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Dyfi Donkeys introduce VIRTUAL DONKEY VISITS

Dyfi Donkeys introduce Virtual Donkey Visits

In response to the COVID 19 restrictions Dyfi Donkeys are head over heels to announce that you can now book a 30 minute virtual donkey visit.



Are you trapped indoors in an urban environment and craving the peace of the natural world and something a little different? Dyfi Donkeys may have the answer.

With current technology at our finger tips we are offering 30 minutes of REAL donkey time via Whatsapp. This 30 minute virtual visit will be entirely guided by your wishes.

You could sit in the field with the donkeys just watching them with no verbal interaction, you could request a donkey hunt through Dyfi Donkey woods,you could go on a donkey walk with the donkeys or you could spend your 30 minutes watching the donkeys as Louise lets you into their secrets. The choice is entirely yours. 

So if you are bored , sat at home alone ,or the kids are driving you up the walls, consider something really unique to do. 

Cost is a suggested donation between £20 to £35 payable on booking - you pick what you can afford/think it's worth.

For every paid for Virtual Visit DYFI DONKEYS will donate a virtual well-being session through our local mental health and well-being charities/organisations. So you can get a little donkey love and also share a little donkey love too.

Call 07717020344 or email dyfidonkeys@btinternet.com to book a virtual visit.

Friday, 28 February 2020

Amserlen Gweithgaredd 2020 Activity Schedule

Coedwig DYFI DONKEY Wood
Days

Diwrnod Allan unigryw i Asynnod  / A Unique Donkey Day Out

Dewch i gerdded gyda'n mulod yn eu coetir
Come and walk with our donkeys in their woodland.

Dysgu am asynnod a dod yn agos a phersonol yn ein sesiynau ymbincio am 12pm a 2pm
Learn about donkeys and get up close and personal at our grooming sessions at 12pm and 2pm.

Archwiliwch ein 40 erw o warchodfa natur wyllt, coetir a phadogau -helfeydd trysor, adeiladu ffau, picnics coetir, teithiau cerdded ar lan yr afon a mwy
Explore our 40 acres of wild nature reserve, woodland and paddocks - treasure hunts, den building, woodland picnics, riverside walks and more.

Ar Agor / Open - 11am- 4pm
£4  mynediad yr un / entry each.  
Croeso i gŵn / dogs welcome
Dydd Mercher /Wednesdays
 Pasg /Easter - 8 & 15 Ebrill /April
Hanner tymor y Sulgwyn / Whitsun half term
Gorffennaf ac Awst /July and August  
Dydd Sul olaf ym mis Mai- Medi / Last Sunday in May- September

Mulod Dyfi Donkeys : Commins Coch, Machynlleth SY20 8LL
FFon/phone :0771 702 0344      ebost /email : dyfidonkeys@btinternet.com

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Y PROFIAD DYFI DONKEY/The DYFI DONKEY EXPERIENCE


Ar gael trwy gydol y flwyddyn. Ymweliadau preifat trwy apwyntiad yn unig 
Available all year round. Private visits by appointment only.

          Dewch i dreulio amser gyda'n buches o 10 asyn ar y fferm yn Commins Coch.           Profiadau i gyd-fynd â'ch dymuniadau a'ch anghenion

            Come and spend time with our herd of 10 donkeys at the farm at Commins Coch. Experiences to fit your wishes and needs. All ages and abilities catered for.

Mae'r prisiau'n dechrau ar £45
Prices start at £45

Ymweliadau awr i deuluoedd  / One hour visits for families.

Diwrnodau profiad llawn/hanner unigol - perffaith p'un a ydych chi'n ystyried dod yn berchennog asyn, eisiau dysgu mwy neu CARU asynnod.

 Individual full/half experience days – perfect whether you are thinking about becoming a donkey owner, want to learn more or just LOVE donkeys.

 Mulod Dyfi Donkeys : Commins Coch, Machynlleth SY20 8LL

FFon/phone :0771 702 0344      ebost /email : dyfidonkeys@btinternet.com

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Coming in October - Donkeys on Prescription!!!

Exciting news for October - free donkey sessions for adults

Dyfi Donkeys are part of a pilot scheme encouraging Health and wellbeing in the Outdoors funded by Welsh Government.
Check out the poster and get your referral in now. Limited places for free session at Dyfi Donkeys , for ultimate benefit all sessions should be attended.
Available to local residents registered with Machynlleth, Borth and Aberystwyth GPs .
Self referral go to www.coedlleol.org.uk/referral 


Saturday, 6 April 2019

Dyfi Donkeys 2019 Schedule - Beach and Open Days



Beach Schedule
Dyfi Donkey Wood
Open Days

Easter  Weekend 6th & 7th April
Thurs – Monday 11th – 28th April
Opening hours 11am - 4pm
May Bank Holiday weekend Sat,Sun Mon
Opening hours 11am - 4pm
Half term Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June
Open Thurs – Monday 11am – 4pm
Weekends from June 22nd
Open  11am to 4pm
Summer Sunday 21July – Sunday 2nd September
Open Sat/Sun/Mon/Thur/Fri    11am – 4pm
Tues /Wed                      Closed

All donkeys professionally trained and led by experienced staff.

Safety hats provided. 50kg weight limit.  Min age 2.
Schedule subject to weather, phone for confirmation
Donkey shack is next to the children’s playground.

A Unique Donkey Day Out

Come and walk with our donkeys in their woodland.
Learn about donkeys and get up close and personal at our grooming sessions at 12pm and 2pm.
Explore our 40 acres of wild nature reserve, woodland and paddocks - treasure hunts, den building, woodland picnics, riverside walk and so much more.
Wednesdays
Easter- 10th,17th,24th April
Half Term, all July and August   Open - 11am-4pm
£4 entry each, dogs welcome.
Mulod Dyfi Donkeys
Commins Coch, Machynlleth
SY20 8LL
0771 702 0344
dyfidonkeys@btinternet.com

Thursday, 20 July 2017

DYSGU @ DYFI DONKEYS - Donkey Assisted Learning program now open


Dyfi Donkeys have opened a new Equine Assisted Learning Centre and ‘nature school’ near Machynlleth, offering opportunities for learning out of doors in the natural environment with donkeys and nature. This is a new and innovative way for children, young people and adults to engage in learning outside the classroom and is aimed at those who find conventional learning approaches a challenge whether they come through the school system, independently or have behavioural or mental health difficulties. The centre services North Powys, North Ceredigion and South Gwynedd.

Dysgu@ Dyfi Donkeys is an expansion of our successful Dyfi Donkeys stable known for our award-winning beach donkeys, unique interactive open days and community donkey visits. The new Equine Assisted Learning Centre is the first in Wales to be approved by Dorset based EAQ, an innovator in the EAL sector. Based in Commins Coch, Machynlleth, the centre boasts 11 donkeys of all ages and sizes who have been hand-picked for their suitability to this type of work. The site has approximately 35 acres of wild nature reserve, paddocks and woodland along with an outdoor classroom, 20x40m ménage, stables and yard and an indoor classroom for wet weather activities.

Sessions range from one hour per week to potentially fulltime depending on the needs of the child. Learners take part in ground based activities with the donkeys, there is no riding involved. Individual learning plans are set up for each client and personal goals set. the centre has access through the EAQ network to nationally accredited courses ranging from Numeracy and Literacy to Skills towards professions in animal care. Equine Assisted Learning has been found to be helpful with Autism, ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and other similar conditions.

For more info :Video (english)      
Brochure :
For more information , a copy of our full brochure or  to arrange a exploratory visit please contact Louise Peeters EAQ accredited facilitator on 07717020344.
We are now accepting client applications.

 equineassistedqualifications.com