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Dyfi Donkeys    
Donkey rides through the sand-dunes/ hands on sessions at our farm just outside Machynlleth

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 DYFI DONKEYS

WHEN in 2013
Every day throughout the school holidays
 WHAT DO WE DO?
Traditional childrens’ donkey rides  in the sand dunes at Aberdyfi beach. All our donkeys are well schooled and quiet and are lead by experienced handlers.
RATES 2013  £2.80 per ride ask - about our regular rider loyalty scheme
DYFI DONKEY WOOD now Open at the donkeys' home in Commins Coch, just off the A470. We are Open on 28th and 31st July , 7th,11th,14th,18th,21st,25th and 28th August between 11am and 5pm.
Entry is £3 kids and £4 adults. A unique opportunity to see the donkeys in their natural enviroment and explore their world, build a den or dam , play in the woods and streams and explore the wild meadow. Bring a picnic . Sorry but no rides here only at the beach.
Awards won by Dyfi Donkeys    
BEST GROUP OF BEACH DONKEYS - Mid and North Wales  2011 2009 2007                                   BEST INDIVIDUAL BEACH DONKEY- Mid and North Wales - Mosses2011, Del-Boy 2009 2008            
BEST INDIVIDUAL BEACH DONKEY IN BRITAIN - Del-Boy 2008
The awards are run by by the Donkey Sanctuary.  www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk .
Where can you find us?
The donkey shack is situated next to the childrens’ playground.
Safety hats are provided but not compulsory. Our donkeys will carry any child upto a weight of 8 stone and we have no lower age limit, your child will usually tell you whether they are old enough for a donkey ride or not!
All appearances are subject to the weather.. but we will try our best.
If we have to cancel we always let the Tourist Information in Aberdyfi know and post it on our Facebook badge www.facebook.com/dyfidonkeys 
 
Introducing THE DONKEYS
Mosses
16 Years old. Grey 10.2 hands tall.
The naughty donkey of the bunch.  
Opens gates and unties the leadropes.  
Nicknamed "Little tinker".  
Star at the living nativity St Idloes church   X-mas Eve 2008
Del-Boy
14 years old. The big Grey with the true "cross" 13 hands tall.
"BRITAINS' BEST BEACH DONKEY 2008".  
A true star and he knows it.    
A real fusspot, you can send him to sleep by stroking his ears
Loves ice cream so keep your's' well away!  
Del Boy has now added acting to his repotoire and has been seen in  "Cei Bach" on SC4 as "Tudno"
Muffin    
13 years old. 13 2 hands tall
Skewbald, with the fluffiest coat of all.
Loves carrots and as much fuss as he can get.
He is extremely intelligent even though he looks a bit goofy!                                                       A true hippy at heart!    
Twister  
15 Years old. 12 hands.          
Chocolate brown - has a cross if you look closely.
Most velvety coat of all and the softest ears, although he can be fussy who he'll let touch them.
Loves polos and ginger nut biscuits.  
Spot    
The old boy at 20ish. Spot has now officially retired for his beach donkey duties. 11.2 hands.
A very fluffy skewbald.
Spot is entirely motivated by food.. not fussy what sort.....
Stingers,thistles, seaweed and even monkey puzzle trees!!!
Spot has also caught the acting bug, having to work a little harder than Del-Boy as his character is a female donkey! Spot has also be seen on TV in "Cei Bach", as Tesni.
Joey    
14 years old. Stands at 11.2 hands tall  
Another skewbald but mainly white.
Joey is quiet and likes to keep out of trouble, probably the gentlest of all the donkeys.Joey is Kate's favourite donkey.

KATE
Kate is not a donkey but she is just as important as my right hand girl. Kate helps out throughout the holidays and is a fully trained,competent donkey handler. She is also a budding author.
 
More interesting Stuff about the Donkeys
The Dyfi Donkeys are committed to doing their bit for charity; 10 pence from every ride is donated to charity. Charities for 2013 are The Meirionnydd Special Riding Group(affiliated to RDA) www.msrg.org.uk and The Brooke ( a charity that helps working horses and donkeys in some of the poorest countries in the developing world - www.thebrooke.org.)
 

LOOKING FOR THAT GIFT WITH A DIFFERENCE ?
Why not Adopt a Dyfi Donkey ? Now that Spot has retired and we have two young mouths to feed we could do with a little help to support our non working donkeys but donkeys cost money.. vet and farrier bills, food and hay.. so we decided to set up a Adopt a Dyfi Donkey scheme(formerly Sponsor Spot). For a minimum donation of £20 a year you can help pay for donkey's upkeep and in return you will receive a certificate and photo of your chosen donkey, a quarterly newsletter about the donkeys and what they have all been upto and a birthday and christmas card from Syour chosen donkey.  Choose from SPOT-retired, DYLAN - foal or SEREN - foal
To find out more see Louise or Kate at the Donkey shack on the beach or email Louise at dyfidonkeys@btinternet.com 
 
Other activities.
Birthday parties(on the beach or at Dyfi Donkey Wood), School and village fetes and shows, Christmas nativities or any time you might feel the need for a donkey.
Film and TV work
Donkey De-stress Sessions  - are you a burnt out exec, and overworked mum or dad or just feeling a little frazzled? Well donkeys may be just the answer come and hang out with a donkey for an hour or two and let donkeys show you the art of really chilling out.
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 Phone 0771 702 0344 OR Email dyfidonkeys@btinternet.com  
Follow on facebook at www.facebook.com/dyfidonkeys
Our website is www.dyfidonkeys.blogspot.co.uk
 
 
 




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