Thursday, 16 March 2017


2017 Beach and Open Day schedule


8th April – 23rd April: daily except Wed – Easter holidays
29th April -  1st May - May bank holiday
27th May - 4th June: daily except Wed  - Whitsun half term
Saturdays and Sundays from 3rd June
15th July – 2nd September: daily except Wed – summer holidays
Price remain at £3 . Open 11 to 4 pm

Open days

Entry from 11am to 4pm – remember if you adopt a donkey you get in for free, only the family pay
12th April
19th April
31st May
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

Friday, 5 August 2016

DYFI DONKEYS Summer Competition Draw
WIN a framed original Gail Lee acrylic portrait of Billy

Kindly donated by the artist and valued at £200.

Answer this simple question - who is the only Dyfi Donkey to wear a Blue flower?

Send your answer with £5 entry fee and don't forget to include your name and contact details to:

Dyfi Donkeys Billy Competition
Coed Y Rhyd
Commins Coch
SY20 8LL

Closing date is September 30th 2016. All correct entries will go into the draw on 1st October.
All proceeds will go towards the care and welfare of the donkeys.

Good Luck and remember you can enter as many times as you like , just £5 per entry

Tuesday, 17 May 2016


Stroke a Donkey , Soothe your Soul


Traditional Beach Rides @ Aberdyfi
 Weekends from Whitsun, daily July 18th to Sept 3rd (except Wednesdays)

Open Days @ Dyfi Donkey Wood SY20 8LL

Mingle with the donkeys in their natural environment.

 Grooming sessions twice daily (12 and 2).

Treasure hunts, den building and 35 acres to explore.

 A fab family day out


Every Wednesday from 13th July

Entry fee:  £4 each , dogs free(on leads).

Private visits/experience days by appointment

Bookings only – call or email

Nursery and small school summer outings - bookings being taken now

Dysgu @ Dyfi Donkeys Donkey Assisted Learning Centre – opening soon

Friday, 11 December 2015


As the season approaches you may be stuck for ideas on what to buy your donkey loving relative .

Here at Dyfi Donkeys we can fill that present void.
To apply please email us at marking your mail CHRISTMAS DONKEY PRESENT- to ensure processing before Christmas please apply by 20th December.

Choose from

A DONKEY EXPERIENCE DAY - half days start from £45 per person , full days are £85 per person. Digital tickets provided.

ADOPT A DYFI DONKEY - help to cover some of the ongoing costs that our non working donkeys incur just by living. These include recurring vet bills (vaccinations),winter feed ,farrier and dentist costs. It also helps towards any additional unforseen costs.

For a minimum donation of £25 a year you can Adopt a Dyfi Donkey. In return you receive a digital Adopt a Dyfi Donkey Certificate, a digital photo collection of your chosen donkey, a real birthday card, a digital Christmas card and a quarterly newsletter letting you know exactly what's going on at the Dyfi Donkeys. You also get the chance to come and visit your donkey to say hi - you just need to call to book.Donkeys to choose from are : 
Seren - our female 2 yr old half Poitou donkey- half sister to Dylan

 Dylan - our male 2yr old half Poitou donkey , half brother to Seren
Spot - our retired donkey
Since 2011 our oldest donkey Spot has been retired from active beach donkey duties.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Summer Days out at Dyfi Donkeys

Fancy a change from your group's normal summer outing? Looking for something a bit different?

How about a day out at Dyfi Donkeys? Suitable for wee ones or not so wee ones ; lets face it everyone loves a donkey! Its an old fashioned styled experience , we provide the space and animals you bring your imagination and energy. From May onwards you can visit Dyfi Donkeys by prior arrangement and during the summer months we hold public open days every wed and some sundays(check the events page for dates).

Come and see the donkeys in their natural environment and see what they get up to when they're not working on the beach. You can try to hunt them out in the woods; but they usually find you first and try your hand at grooming them in our woodland shelter.  Over 30 acres of wild natural reserve to explore with woodland, streams, meadows and riverbanks to wander along. Take part in our treasure hunt which changes with the seasons.We have a wealth of wild flowers and birds to spot and identify. Use the woods to build a den in .. group den building is addictive or maybe split in two and see who can build the best den.
While we don't have catering facilities on site it is the perfect place for a picnic. You can pitch up in Muffin's meadow which is in ht e donkey wood but donkeys are excluded or maybe find a spot down by the river.

A donkeytastic day out is waiting for you and your nursery group, school outing,seniors social club.. something for everyone.
( we have limited disabled access but we will ALWAYS get you up close and personal with a donkey).
Give us a call on 07717020344 or email at : we'll give you donkey memories to cherish for years to come.
Visits also available on an hourly basis.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Easter with the Dyfi Donkeys - what are we up to ?

Easter activities at Dyfi Donkey Wood.

This easter there's more to donkeys than beach donkey rides-guided walks and open days too!!

As well as our usual return to the beach at Aberdyfi this Easter (our 10th since we began!) Dyfi Donkeys are offering other donkey experiences for you.

EASTER GUIDED DONKEY WALK - 6th April 2015 10.30am prompt
On Easter Monday you can join Spot and one of his friends as he guides you on a wlk around the Cwm Bychan forest which borders Dyfi Donkey wood. The walk takes us up through the forest and out onto the hills where on a clear day you can see Cadair Idris, the Arans and the Dyfi biosphere. Every one who comes along will get the chance to have a turn at leading one of the donkeys. The pace is always leisurely, the views are spectacular and the company is always engaging.
Adults £5 Children £3 - wellbehaved dogs are free. 
Booking is essential as spaces are limited : 07717020344/

8th April 2015 11am to 5pm

Come and meet the donkeys on their home turf.
Try donkey grooming and learn more about these fab animals.
Bring a picnic and stay for the day : explore the 30+ acres of woods, meadow and river; build a den; nature spot and run riot!
A great day out for all.
£4 adults £3 children . Well behaved dogs free.
Disabled access is limited but we WILL get you up close and personal to a donkey.

Both activities are available throughout the year check on our schedule page for this years dates.