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 

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.
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

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.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Half Term open day



Wed May 31st

Commins Coch, Machynlleth SY20 8LL


“Stroke a Donkey and Soothe your Soul”

Come and meet the friendliest donkeys in Mid-Wales and share their paradise for a day.

Explore the woods, streams and get personal with the donkeys, have a picnic, build a den.

 Supervised grooming sessions 12pm and 2pm. (NB no donkey rides)

Open 11am-5pm – Entry £4  (cash only)

More info:

0771 702 0344 /email:

Thursday, 16 March 2017


2018 Beach and Open Day schedule


Saturdays and  Sundays until the end of August

Thursday to Monday from 7th July to 1st September
Closed 17th August.
Price remain at £3 . Open 11 -4 

Open days

Entry from 11am to 4pm – remember if you adopt a donkey you get in for free, only the family pay

Every Wednesday in July and August

Don’t forget if you can’t make an open day you can arrange a short visit by ringing or emailing for availability.

Entry £4 each , well behaved dogs free. Entry open 11 to 4pm, we'll kick you out at 5pm!

Monday, 5 December 2016

Donkey Themed Christmas present ideas

Dyfi Donkeys have just launched a new clothing promotion which runs til 12th December to ensure Christmas delivery.
Adult and Children's hoodies, adult t-shirts available
All profits from sale of clothing goes towards the donkey's welfare.
Follow the link :  for Dyfi Donkey branded Hoodies and T-shirts - only available through this promotion.

Also available
Donkey Experience days - come and spend a day with the donkeys. £90 full day £50 half day (not available in easter/whitsun or summer school holidays. 
email for a booking form.. E-vouchers supplied

ADOPT A DONKEY - runs for 12 months, min donation £25 (30 if you want snail mail communiques)
Choose from Spot, Dlyan or Seren . Each adoption includes certificate, photo, newsletters and birthday and xmas cards. Also one visit to see your donkey if you are in the area.
Email for an application form.
Spot - our retired beach donkey

Dylan - our young gelding

Seren - Dylans's half sister