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Belfast Donkey Assisted Therapy Sanctuary

Belfast Donkey Assisted Therapy Sanctuary
Belfast Donkey Assisted Therapy Sanctuary

Many people aren’t aware of the Donkey Assisted Therapy Centre in Templepatrick, Northern Ireland but oh what a place to discover!

This is an innovative haven that offers donkey assisted therapy to hundreds of children, families, adults and local school children with additional needs.

Donkeys are used for therapy for children who can ride the donkeys under the careful supervision of a bank of wonderful volunteers.  For the adults, there are rides around the sanctuary in specialist donkey driven carts.  This welcoming, safe and fun centre always has so much going on, and the team are constantly looking to evolve and bring new experiences for their guests.

In this spirit, they have now introduced a Sensory Garden which will help children to develop and hone their developmental skills.  Delighted to play our own small part, Oli provided a U-turn device that children can wind up and listen to the recorded messages. We also provided solar posts with push buttons that also play messages, a perfect solution for a variety of games, educational purposes or for general information about the sanctuary.

So that the Donkey Assisted Therapy Centre can create and record their own messages, we also provided a recording device, so this is a self contained solution, with no additional upkeep costs, which we realize is really important for a centre like this which has to watch its every penny.

Do have a look at the Belfast Donkey Assisted Therapy Sanctuary or follow them on Facebook and of course, go along and visit. Admission is free but they always welcome donations, and you’ll see when you get here how every penny received is put to such great use. You will leave the centre with a smile on your face, guaranteed.

If you’d like to find out more about how we could help you to find the perfect solution to help enhance your site, get in touch with the Oli team for a no obligation chat.

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