Blackpool's donkeys go digital

Cashless payments Credit: Barclaycard

Blackpool's donkey troupe are heading into the digital age by becoming 'cashless.'

From today holidaymakers don't need to hunt for change, they can instead pay for a donkey ride with a tap of the saddle.

Barclaycard, which is behind the scheme, says with UK consumers expected to spend £2 billion using contactless payments this year they've been investigating ways to help some of the UK's traditional cash businesses embrace new payment systems.