What do we offer?

  • Donkey activities and well-being work in schools, care homes and dementia centres

  • Educational visits

  • Donkey rides

  • Meet and greets

  • Weddings, birthdays and special events

  • Charity and  Community events

  • Festive and Easter work

  • Story telling

  • Museums

  • TV work

  • Photograph shoots

Welcome to the home page of Blackberry Donkeys Donkey Hire.  Established in 2017 by Marie Bates, Blackberry Donkeys is based in Hartlepool in the north east of England.  Blackberry Donkeys offer licensed donkey hire and hold a current 5 star licence for the highest possible donkey care and welfare standards.

Blackberry Donkeys provide a professional, knowledgeable and friendly service throughout the north east.  

Hartlepool Borough Council Licence Number: HART/RE05


5 Star Licence Holder


5 Star Licence




 'My two boys absolutely loved riding the donkeys they are so lovely natured.  Anyone that is thinking about taking them I'd highly recommend it.  Thank you very much.'


Poppy C.