Adopt a Donkey in the UK

From £35

Our ‘sponsor a donkey’ packages make the perfect gift with a one-off payment.


Bronze adoption gift pack – £35

Includes adoption certificate, donkey fact sheet, donkey cuddly toy and presentation box

Silver adoption gift pack – £40

All the above plus the adopter’s name on a thank you board in the Jolly Barn

Gold adoption gift pack – £55

All above plus a single day entry ticket to Folly Farm to see our donkeys

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11 Reviews


Would you like to adopt a donkey?

Sound like a good idea? Perhaps it’s something you’ve always fancied doing as a gift to yourself or maybe a present to that someone special. Well, now’s your chance…sponsor a donkey today.

How do I adopt a donkey?

To adopt a donkey just click through to the donkey adoption page and choose if you’d like a bronze, silver or gold adoption.  You can adopt a donkey for yourself or for someone special and we’ll also send a special gift message along with your cuddly donkey in your adoption pack.

Your donkey adoption will last 12 months, and 10% of the profits will help raise money for our conservation partners. So you can feel all ‘fuzzy’ inside about your wonderful gift.

Schools and group organisations can also purchase our adoption packages. Please call the office on 01834 812731 to make arrangements.


Need to know

We only send our adoption packs to addresses with a UK postcode and the cost of postage is included in the price of an adoption.


As a personalised product, animal adoption packs are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and not for resale. If your gift pack arrives damaged, if there is a mistake on the adoption certificate or if the wrong item has been sent, then please email us photos and we’ll send a replacement item.

Our adoptions last 12 months and are for the species rather than a specific, named animal.

You can read our full animal adoption terms and conditions here.

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Donkey adoption reviews...

"Ordering the adoption pack was really simple and arrived really quickly. An excellent pack with a really cute cuddly toy. Purchased as a gift and loved by the recipient."

Claire Squires, Merthyr Tydfil, 14 February 2024

"Picked folly farm this year as closer to home than the donkey sanctuary like I did last year. Was very disappointed when the pack come it was very basic and seemed very child like. I understand these can be given to children but are also advertised for adults. Glad I donkey have the money."

Elizabeth Thorne, Merthyr Tydfil, 03 December 2023

"Excellent product and service. Presented in a really nice pack with a lovely cuddly animal. Arrived two days after ordering."

Richard Masters, Shipham, 02 December 2023

"Very fast delivery, well packaged ideal gift for Christmas."

Bruce Richbell, Louth linconshire, 27 November 2023

"I bought this for my grandaughter. This is my 2nd adoption...she's 3 years old. I want to teach her to love animals and help them. This was a lovely package with a donkey stuffed toy too."

Sally Cherrett, Bournemouth, 18 October 2023

"Just adore donkeys. They are so adorable and very often neglected. Just thought it would be nice to adopt one."

Joanne Reynolds, Solihull, 16 October 2023

"Great gift to help children in particular appreciate the importance of the care and compassion that animals need from humans."

Jane Stanford,, Preston, , 24 November 2022

"Purchased a donkey adoption for my mum's 87th birthday. Easy to order online and adoption pack arrived within days. My mother was over the moon and is intending to visit at the beginning of June as she really wants to see the baby donkey."

Mary Thomas, Bridgend, 19 May 2022

"My daughter was absolutely thrilled with the adopt a donkey - the box was fun to open and packaged so discreetly. The box arrived within 24hrs of ordering - amazing service. Looking forward to visiting Folly Farm in a few weeks to see the donkeys."

Lucy Thomas, Cardiff, 06 May 2022

"A delightful experience because of the very helpful member of staff, obviously very experienced in creating messages for someone like me who couldn't come up with one on the spur of the moment!"

Mary Davies Turner, Swansea, 18 April 2022

"Nice to know these lovely animals are being looked after."

Sharon McGarrol, Corby, 18 April 2022
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