We are sorry to announce we will be temporarily closed from Thursday 5th November until we receive further government instructions.
************************* Instructions for Wednesday 4th only ***********************
There are some changes in place to make this possible outlined below and will need your help and cooperation to make it work:
For your safety we have limited the number of visitors on site at any one time this means in order to make a visit you will need to book in advance.
How to book a visit:
Choose your preferred visiting time on a Wednesday 11am or 1pm, on a Weekend 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. You will be given one and a half hours from your chosen time to enjoy the sanctuary.
Make a list of the names of every one in your party along with a contact number to comply with track n trace.
Call our booking number 07720204685 to confirm availability between 9am and 4pm.
On the day of your visit:
Please do not arrive too early, 10mins will be ample, our attendant will book you in whilst you are in your car, please wait there until you are asked to come in.
Once called please make your way to the entrance observing social distancing.
In order for you to touch the animals we insist on you sanitising your hands on entry as well as during your visit this is in addition to washing your hands before you leave.
Daphne’s Tea trailer will be open serving delicious home made cakes and drinks with both indoor and outdoor seating available.
Our shop and visitor centre is also open with lots of donkey related merchandise, Donkey Adoptions and Northney Ice creams are available. Please note it is mandatory to wear a mask in the shop and we will also ask you sanitise on entry.
The exit can be found via the hand wash station and will take you back to where your car is parked. Please wash your hands on leaving.
There is a toilet on site which you are welcome to use, it will be cleaned regularly for your comfort and safety..
We do not charge an entrance fee to visit the sanctuary, however, any profits from the purchase of any product on site or donations you may make will go directly to providing the daily care these wonderful creatures need.
We look forward to seeing you soon… Thank you!
Hayling Island Donkey Sanctuary Team