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Deck the Stables

Kinedale Donkeys, 38 Chestnut Road, Ballynahinch, Down, BT24 8JQ
Donkeys in Festive Gear, Ballynahinch County Down


Before you book your magical Christmas extravaganza with us, please take a moment to read these important details:

Participant Age Limits:

Our Christmas extravaganza is designed for children between the ages of 1 year and 15 years old.
Children under 1 year old are welcome to join the festivities free of charge. Please do not book them as participants; instead, you can add them to the booking form to ensure they receive a special gift.
Let Our Donkeys Guide You into Christmas!

Join us for a heartwarming holiday experience where our festive donkeys will lead the way into the Christmas spirit. Here's a glimpse of what's in store:

Groom and Meet Our Festive Donkeys: Our donkeys will be dressed up in their holiday best, complete with jingling bells. You'll have the chance to groom and get to know these merry companions.

Donkey-Assisted Christmas Storytelling: Gather 'round as our beloved donkeys assist in sharing a captivating Christmas story. Their presence will make this cherished tale come alive like never before.

Carriage Photo Opportunity: Capture the magic of the day with a photo in our beautifully decorated carriage, the perfect backdrop for your cherished memories.

Tree Ornament Painting: Get creative and paint your own Christmas tree ornaments, adding a personal touch to your holiday decorations.

Create a Beautiful Christingle: Craft your own Christingle, a symbol of hope and light during the Christmas season.

Mix Your Own Reindeer Food: Learn the secret recipe for reindeer food, ensuring Santa's reindeer have the energy they need for their Christmas journey.

Nativity Scene Visit: Experience the true spirit of Christmas by visiting our Nativity Scene, complete with farm animals to enhance the ambiance and make this cherished story come alive.

Meet Mr. Claus: Conclude your festive journey by meeting Mr. Claus himself. He'll enlist the help of his long-eared friends to ensure each of your little ones receives a special Christmas present.

Treats for Everyone: After the festivities, indulge in Mrs. Claus' glorious hot chocolate, warm mince pies, and other delectable treats for all to enjoy.


Ages 1 - 15: £27.50 per child
Adults: £5 per adult
Children under 1 year old: Free
Booking Reminder:

When booking, please only add children aged 1 or older and adults as participants to avoid unnecessary charges.
Thank you for choosing Kinedale Donkeys for your Christmas celebration. We can't wait to share this enchanting experience with you!



  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors

Event Facilities

  • Booking Required

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child£27.50 per ticket
Adult£5.00 per ticket

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Map & Directions

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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