Delight in all things donkey this Christmas!

Cheeky Adoption Star donkey Del Boy and his friends can’t wait to meet you this Christmas when Redwings Ada Cole will be celebrating all the things we love about donkeys!

Drop by our Essex visitor centre from Friday 23rd December to join in a series of donkey-themed activities, including the chance to meet and greet our lovable long-eared friends (not forgetting Marmite the mule!), as well as having a go at donkey grooming yourself!

See the full schedule of Christmas activities on offer here. Please note: Friday 23rd December's donkey grooming with Jessie has been replaced with a meet and greet with Del Boy.

Redwings Ada Cole is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am to 4pm throughout the winter (closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and closed Christmas Day).

There are also plenty of other rescued residents at the centre who would love to see you over the festive season too, such as teeny Miniature Shetland pony Tucker and the King himself – that’s right, our own rock ‘n’ roll pony Elvis!

After a relaxing stroll around the paddocks, you’ll have the opportunity to put your feet up with a warm cuppa in our Nosebag CafĂ© and there’s a gift shop offering a wide range of souvenirs (and last minute Christmas presents!) with all proceeds going towards the care of the hundreds of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules looked after by Redwings nationwide.

We look forward to seeing you and wish you a very Merry Christmas from everyone at Redwings Ada Cole!