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Christmas Date with a Donkey

Kinedale Donkeys, 38 Chestnut Road, Ballynahinch, Down, BT24 8JQ
Donkeys in Santa Hats


Welcome to "Christmas Date with a Donkey" at our enchanting farm in Ballynahinch! Prepare for a heartwarming and unforgettable 2.5-hour Christmas-themed session, surrounded by the festive spirit and the company of our charming donkeys.

Holiday Highlights:

Festive Speed Dating with Donkeys: Begin your magical evening with a heartwarming speed dating session with our donkeys, all dressed up in their finest festive attire. Meet these holiday-spirited companions and choose your merry match.

Obstacle Course Adventure: After your delightful introductions, you and your partner(s) will embark on a spirited adventure, racing your chosen donkeys through a festive obstacle course. Laughter and shared excitement are guaranteed as you bond over this unique experience.

Meditation with Playful Pygmy Goats: Find inner peace and soak up the holiday serenity during a tranquil meditation session. Our playful pygmy goats will join you in creating a serene atmosphere amidst our picturesque Christmas wonderland.

Craft Your Own Tree Decoration: Get creative and craft your own Christmas tree decoration, adding a personal touch to your holiday decor. This crafting activity will warm your hearts and make your Christmas tree extra special this year.

Create a Beautiful Christingle: Embrace a cherished Christmas tradition as you craft your very own Christingle. This symbolic activity will add an extra layer of meaning to your holiday season.

Late Afternoon Tea in Santa's Grotto: Conclude your enchanting evening with a delightful late afternoon tea served in Santa's Grotto. The cozy ambiance of a log burner and the joyous holiday surroundings will create the perfect atmosphere for reflection and celebration.

Booking Information:

For Grown-Ups Only (Ages 16+): This event is tailored for adults seeking a magical Christmas-themed date night.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Price: £27.50 per person, which includes all activities, holiday treats, and a wealth of Christmas memories.
"Christmas Date with a Donkey" offers a rare opportunity to celebrate the holiday season in a truly unique and heartwarming way. Book now to secure your spot for this special 2.5-hour Christmas experience at our farm in Ballynahinch. Let our festive donkeys add a touch of holiday magic to your extended romantic evening!



  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors

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  • Booking Required

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  • On site parking

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Adult£27.50 per ticket

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Road Directions

Follow sign for Dromore from Ballynahinch town, 0.5 miles take a right onto Riverside Road. Take the next left onto Chestnut Road, then straight over the crossroads. We are the first yard on the left, through white pillared walls and a green gate. The entrance is at the top of the hill.

Public Transport Directions

Bus to Ballynahinch followed by taxi from Market House or walk 1.5 miles

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