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Working with donkeys - half day course

Working with donkeys - half day course

Course Provider: Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Contact Name: Sarah Green

Telephone: 01694 781307

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Address:
Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton
Shropshire
SY6 6QN

Course Length: Half day

Price: £55

5 star rating, 3 reviewers.

Gift vouchers available

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Course Start Dates
Saturday 16th September 2017

Description:

Working with Donkeys at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

Dusty, a rescued seaside donkey, joined the farm in 2002. He is a very useful working animal around the farm, pulling the tip cart and a range of light machinery for ground work – his small hooves can be a real advantage! During this half-day course with resident waggoner, Simon, you will learn how to care for a donkey and how to harness up and prepare Dusty for driving the cart and working in the field. You will then lead Dusty into the fields to drive and work him yourself. This course is suitable for beginners, with a maximum of four participants.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for your course and bring a waterproof jacket.

Tutors: Simon Trueman.
Simon is available to run donkey days on alternative dates to groups of four people. If you have a group and would like Simon to run a course especially for you, then please contact us for further details

If your nearest and dearest would like to accompany you on your course please enquire about reduced rate lunches and a discounted ticket to visit the working farm.

Accommodation
If you are considering staying overnight or attending the course as part of a
longer break, a range of local accommodation is available, including farm bed and breakfast, hotels and guest houses. For details please call Church Stretton Visitor Information Centre on 01694 723133 or visit the town’s website.

A range of holiday cottages are also available on the Acton Scott estate; for further information, please get in touch.

Accessibility
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.

Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.

Please contact us via the form or phone number above to book your place!

What's included in the price?

Refreshments, tools and materials all included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.


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Best bits were Dusty and Simon, enjoyed every bit of the course!

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All of it was fab, Simon is so knowledgeable and interesting. Dusty is just lovely!

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We had a fabulous day today at Acton Scott on our Working with Dusty course!  Simon was a really charming and knowledgeable host, the sun shone for us, and of course Dusty was the star!

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