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Family fun in the Borders!

We took a trip to the Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary at St Boswells on Sunday (myself, hubbie and toddler daughter).  Tours start at 2pm and last just over an hour.  The weather was decent and it was so nice to be out in the countryside, especially when we got to meet a number of Donkeys, Ponies, Horses and Lama's along the way.  You get the opportunity to feed them from a feeding bowl (to keep fingers out of harms way) and you even get to give those that are up for it a wee pat.  

Most are friendly - some get a little over excited about being fed - and some are SUPER cute; especially little Ant and Dec :smiley: .  It kind of gives you the feel good factor as you get to spend some quality time with the family in the great outdoors whilst also helping out a charity that is doing an amazing job.  Didn't sponsor a donkey this time round but we'll be back!

I now just need to work out where to go next weekend?!


  • KenMKenM Member ✭✭
    Duns Summer Festival is just around the corner with plenty of horses!

    The Festival is a week long celebration starting on the first Sunday of July with a wide selection of traditional events including sports, music , dancing and childrens' entertaiment. On the Tuesday, a cavalcade led by the Reiver make their way to the summit of Duns Law for a service commemorating General Leslie and the Covenanters’ encampment here in opposition to King Charles I in 1639. The traditional Handba game is played on Friday night in the town centre and on the Saturday, there is a Common Riding boundary marking custom and also fancy dress, crowning of the Wynsome Mayde, concerts and music throughout the week.

    More details on this and the other Border Festivals can be found at 
  • ElaineRElaineR VisitScotland Contributor ✭✭✭
    The first annual Fairy Tale Festival was held in Selkirk this summer. It was great fun for adults and kids alike. Traditional and even brand new fairy tales were performed by the Border Youth Theatre.
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