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Our October Open Day

This lovely video was taken by a visitor to the Open Day.

No wine………… candles……………………by Platero

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No candles…….. no wine……….

There were no candles or wine at the picnic on our open day, but it really was a great party! My donkey friends, living in El Paraiso del Burro, were invited to eat at the table. You can see in the photos that it was all specially prepared for us. The only things missing were candles and wine!

We have said that this summer we’ll have more donkey-parties and this pleases me a lot! But hopefully next time they might set the table with a little notion of donkey culture. We asses behaved in an exemplary fashion, as you can see in these photos.

On behalf of all my colleagues, with a friendly hoof print from PLATERO

Our next Open Days are:
Sunday 1st July
Sunday 5th August
From 11am to 2 pm

Our April Open Day

Visitors of all ages came to the Open Day at the Donkey Paradise on Sunday 1st April. It was a beautiful sunny morning and a good time was had by all, especially the donkeys and other animals, who enjoyed all the extra love and attention they were receiving.

We would like to say a big “thank you” to all who came along and supported the Donkey Paradise.

Here are photos of some of the visitors and helpers at the Open Day, just scroll over the picture for a description.

The next Open Day will be on Sunday 3rd of June if you would like to come along to meet the animals and their human friends.

Open days for 2011

We are planning a series of Open Days throughout 2011 for individuals, families and groups. If you would like to come along and have a look at the Sanctuary, talk with us about our work and meet the staff and of course the Donkeys, please come along on any of the dates listed below. Please note, groups of more than 6 people should contact us before hand.

Time: 11.00 to 14.00

Sunday 6th February

Sunday 3rd April

Sunday 5th June

Sunday 3rd July

Sunday 7th August

Sunday 2nd October

Sunday 4th December

If you require directions please contact us via email or telephone:

marleen.verhoef  @

Tel: 646.188.375