Everybody’s seen pictures of Weston-super-Mare’s famous donkeys, and they still give delighted children rides along the beach during the summer season. The donkeys are always on the sand waiting for friendly youngsters to transport between Easter and October, and (as long as the weather’s kind) they’re on hand seven days per week.
Weston has long been famous for the sight of its friendly donkeys plodding up and down the beach, and it’s great fun for the little ones to hop on and enjoy this Somerset beach at its best. Discounted rides can be offered for larger groups, and a picture of yourself with your favourite Weston donkey is a must during a Weston-super-Mare holiday.
The donkeys have been part of life on the beach since 1886, and the company is still in the same family as the one that started the whole venture. Because the donkeys are carefully bred, they display a friendly and gentle temperament that makes them perfect for offering rides, and they love all the attention and the chance to join in the fun. Don’t worry about them becoming weary either, the donkeys are lucky enough to work for just seven months each year before retiring for a nice long holiday.