Donkey rides at a summer event in Cheltenham.

Donkeys & Farm Animals

Hire Donkey’s & Farm Animals

There is something quite nostalgic about donkey rides. Animals have a joyful and calming effect on children and their grown ups and have been a very popular choice of entertainment and activity for decades.

Little Party Heaven works closely with donkey sanctuary’s across England and provides events, schools, weddings and also birthday parties with donkey rides, petting and education. Birthday parties include petting, grooming, questions and answers and donkeys rides.

Plus assisted therapy sessions for the elderly in care homes and special needs schools. The donkeys busiest season is Christmas where we also provide donkeys dressed for Christmas plus other nativity farm animals.

  • Donkey rides
  • Donkey petting & education
  • Assisted donkey therapy
  • Donkey parties
  • Christmas & nativity donkeys
  • Easter farm animals
  • Mobile farm
  • Nativity animals

Why Book Our Donkeys

  • We only work with donkey rescue charities and the profits made go directly towards the care of the animals and new rescues
  • All bookings are with trained and professional animal handlers
  • The donkeys only work in pairs (or more) as they are happy in pairs
  • We provide full risk assessments and insurance documents

Locations Our Donkeys Can Be Booked

We provide donkeys across England. We have sanctuaries in the Worcester, Gloucestershire, South Wales, Cheltenham, Bristol, Oxford, Birmingham, Bath, London, Reading, Swindon, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Coventry and Taunton areas.

Animal Hire Prices


1 hour £300.00 (London & outskirts £450.00)


2 donkeys

2-4 hours £375.00

5 hours £450.00

Additional donkeys add £100 per donkey


X2 Reindeer under a gazebo and in a pen

2 hours £1000.00

4 hours £1200.00


2 farm animals £350.00

Full mobile farm inc Shetland pony, goats (Pygmy available), sheep, rabbits & guinea pigs £500.00

Full mobile farm plus x2 donkeys £700.00

For nativity or petting purposes only 1 donkey for 1 hour £225.00

Nativity animals, x2 donkeys, sheep, goat and other nativity animals £575.00

Easter animals, giant rabbit, lambs, miniature donkey & baby chicks £575.00

Two reindeer for hire for Christmas events in Gloucestershire and Bristol.

Health and Safety

All the bookings are with trained and professional animal handlers working or volunteering for donkey re-homing centers. We will discuss the best position for the pony or donkey rides to make your event run smoothly and ultimately have happy children and happy animals. All the donkeys work in pairs as they are happy this way. We provide full risk assessments and insurance documents for every animal activity.

Children leading a donkey at a donkey party in Swindon.
School visit.
Bottle feeding lambs for Easter animal encounters event in Tetbury.
Bottle feeding lambs at an Easter event in Yate, Bristol.


Recent review from our Freeindex profile:

‘We had a Handler and three donkeys visit our school as the children were learning a story about a donkey. The visit was superb, the donkeys were amazing, so calm and well behaved and they allowed the children to both groom and lead them. The children learnt a lot from the visit and the Handler was knowledgeable and accommodating. Thanks for a fabulous afternoon!’ Charlotte Williams, Bristol.