We are an Equine Facilitated Learning Centre and party and event venue located in Burnopfield, County Durham. We are located in the countryside in 16 acres of fields, paddocks and trees.
We are a short walk away from bus transport links to Metro Centre, Newcastle and Durham.
We are fully insured and licensed with Durham County Council which adheres to strict animal welfare standards.
We have a code of ethics for our animals which is strictly followed. They are our much loved pets with all their quirks but are specially selected for their temperament and personalities. They all love the attention and fuss they get from humans.
We hold British Horse Society Qualifications.
We are a member of the Athena Herd Foundation and hold the Level 4 EFL Practitioners certificate
Our staff have attended The Donkey Sanctuary training courses and are DBS checked.
What we can offer
Donkey Facilitated Learning Sessions
Donkeys have an innate emotional intelligence that can help develop key life skills in humans, such as self-awareness, communication, empathy and emotion management.
We allow our donkeys the freedom to work with our clients on the same level to develop empathetic relationships, which are mutually beneficial for the client and the donkey.
Donkey, pony and alpaca experiences
Try our meet and greet experience, (suitable for children and smaller groups) meet our animals, groom and interact with them
Gift vouchers available
Educational and therapy visits
Enjoy a cream tea and meet meet our animals
You can attend our venue and meet all our animals or we will bring them to you.
Childrens party venue and animal hire for your event
Would you like to make your event extra special?
Why not have a party with a difference?
Unicorn, Pony, Donkey, alpaca and animal parties in Burnopfield
5* food hygiene rating, we can cater for all dietary requirements
You can customise our parties if you pop us an ideas you may have and we will make these dreams come true.
Our facilities include; large outdoor arena Indoor arena Stables, fields and paddocks Childrens play area Parking area Indoor animal petting barn Outside seating areas Horse box drinks trailer Indoor heated cafe area with refreshments available Toilet and hand wash facilities Baby changing room
Please contact us for any information or to discuss requirements