Peak animal lovers invited to meet donkeys

A Peak donkey sanctuary is hosting a free open day over the Queen’s Jubilee weekend.

The Donkey Sanctuary’s Derbyshire Centre, in Flagg, is inviting members of the public to visit its adorable rescued and unwanted donkeys.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 3, between 10am and 4pm.

There will be hot drinks and refreshments available and donkey-related goods for sale, along with showings of The Donkey Sanctuary’s film describing the charity’s work worldwide.

Chris Pile, who runs the centre, said: “Why not make the most of your extended weekend and spend some quality time with our rescued donkeys? They really enjoy all the extra fuss and attention and it is a great opportunity for visitors to find out more about our work – it’s a lovely day for all.

“This is always a great day out for the family and a great way to spend the Diamond Jubilee weekend.”

The Derbyshire Centre is on the A515 Ashbourne Road near the Bull i’ th’ Thorn Inn, six miles south of Buxton.

For more information, visit or phone the Derbyshire Centre on 01298 83866.