Party with Adoption Stars Wiggins and Wacko!

Redwings Adoption Stars Wiggins and Wacko are throwing a birthday party

Our cheeky donkey duo Wiggins and Wacko will officially become teenagers on Sunday 11th June when they’ll be throwing a joint birthday party to mark turning 13!

The party will take place at Redwings Aylsham, north of Norwich, from 11.30am and everyone is invited to come along.

You’ll be able to watch the playful pair enjoy a good ol’ groom and give them plenty of cuddles during their parade before seeing which one of them can scoff the most birthday cake!

View Wiggins and Wacko’s full party schedule here

Mischievous Wiggins was named in honour of Sir Bradley Wiggins having arrived at Redwings shortly after the athlete cycled to victory at the London Olympics in 2012. Poor Wiggins had been abandoned by his owner on a livery yard, meanwhile lonely Wacko was living with just his owner for company after the yard where he was living was forced to close.

In a turn of fate, these two donkeys who were both desperately craving friendship arrived at the Sanctuary within two days of each other and have been inseparable ever since.

Donkeys need friends and at Redwings we have an open-door policy for these adorable long-eared creatures to ensure their complex care needs are met.

After enjoying Wiggins and Wacko’s party, strap on your boots and take a stroll around Redwings Aylsham which boasts scenic walks and two nature ponds. There's also 50 other rescued horses, ponies and donkeys at the visitor centre who would love some extra fuss and attention too!

Then finish your day with a warm cuppa and a delicious slice of cake in our Nosebag cafĂ©, and a browse around our on-site gift shop. All proceeds go towards supporting the 1,500 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in Redwings’ care nationwide.

Redwings Aylsham is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). Entry is free and dogs on leads are welcome!