John’s donkeys now set for rides in Mablethorpe

John Nuttall with one of his many donkeys will now be doing the donkey rides in Mablethorpe.
John Nuttall with one of his many donkeys will now be doing the donkey rides in Mablethorpe.
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A wave of new donkeys are set to offer rides on the beach in Mablethorpe this summer after John Nuttall is given a contract by the district council.

Mr Nuttall has provided donkey rides on the beaches in Cleethorpes and Skegness successfully for over 25 years and hopes to continue his success in Mablethorpe.

With two locations on the main pullover and outside the lifeboat station, John is hoping for a successful summer.

“I have 75 donkeys in total, so there’s plenty to go around in Mablethorpe,” John said.

“I am hoping it will be a busy summer. I will start off the rides, and then when everything is settled, my partner Michelle will be taking over.”

Mr Nuttall explained that the donkeys get sun shades if the weather turns too hot, plenty of water and are alternated to different locations regularly.

He added: “I’m the third generation of my family to run donkey rides on the beach, so I know a lot about what they need.”

The donkeys will be on the beach for a trial run the weekend before Easter and then on full-time in the summer holidays.

John has secured the donkey rides in Mablethorpe following a tendering process by East Lindsey District Council.

“We’re hoping for a great season, but we’ll just have to see how it goes,” John said.