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The Donkey Sanctuary

#1 of 26 things to do in Sidmouth Features Animals
Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
+44 1395 578222
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One of the best places you can visit. We have been coming to visit since our children were tiny... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amanda B
via mobile
A fantastic day out, a must go to.

My husband and I took a day trip to the Donkey sanctuary having adopted him a namesake at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dawn G
Truro, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
+44 1395 578222
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best places you can visit. We have been coming to visit since our children were tiny, it's always a delightful place to come. You can spend anything from a couple of hours here to the whole day. Staff/volunteers are helpful and friendly....More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I took a day trip to the Donkey sanctuary having adopted him a namesake at Christmas! This beautiful sanctuary is free to visit (but please make a donation however small), there is so much to see and do. There are hundreds of...More

Thank Dawn G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent 4 hours there today. It was free to get in! Beautiful grounds that are kept so well. Various gardens to walk through and many longer walks through the fields. We had a delicious lunch in the restaurant. Fresh sandwiches and salad followed by a...More

Thank nextdoor14
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great place to visit with children or just to walk around the beautiful fields and gardens. Even a maze to get lost in ! We are supporters of the sanctuary but this was our first actual visit. Lovely location, could have spent all...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 5 days ago

This has got to be one of the most wonderful places to visit, It was so humbling watching the Staff/volunteers looking after just over 200 donkeys/mules. It is totally free to get in they give you a map to tell you where they all are....More

1  Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited and supported the Donkey Sanctuary for many years and this year I was privileged to be given a tour of the new hospital which was totally amazing. Each time I go to the sanctuary I am touched by dedicated care and attention...More

1  Thank Suejlp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here later on in the day whilst on a road trip down the coast. We loved the Donkey Paddocks on the way up to the entrance, it was very humbling to see all the donkeys living in peace and safety. We are definitely...More

1  Thank TheExploringShoes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delightful half day out for the animal lover. Lots to do , groom a donk , pet the donks, fun gift shop esp Loosie long legs

1  Thank imcg3000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely visit to the donkey sanctuary. There was lots to see and do, including getting lost in the maze! Adopted a donkey while we were there, which came with an excellent pack. Added bonus for us was the dog show (though we we're...More

1  Thank gbrow5
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife sponsors a donkey at the Donkey Sanctuary which is a charitable organisation. We decided to go to Sidmouth to see all about them. I went with a bit of trepidation as was worried they would be cooped up all day, well how wrong...More

1  Thank David P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are hoping to visit ruby a week Saturday. Will we be able to meet HER?
23 February 2017|
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Response from tds_uk | Property representative |
Hello, Ruby is located in New Barn on Main Yard at our Sidmouth Sanctuary. A member of our team will be able to introduce you to Ruby at 11am and 2.50pm, though you are welcome to visit her at any time. For more... More
Jenny C
Price to get into donkey sanotary and dose the hopper bus run in autumn half term
22 January 2017|
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Response from Kim R |
The donkey snactuary is free of charge The sidmouth hopper will not be running. But the AVMT Buses route 899 will be running it goes from Sidmouth to Seaton via the donkey sanctuary. It takes approx 11mins from Sidmouth... More
Joan N
can you feed the donkeys
30 December 2016|
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Response from tds_uk | Property representative |
Apologies for the delayed response. As others have already stated, we do not allow visitors to feed the donkeys. This allows us to carefully manage their diets (including how much grass they eat) and prevent bad habits from... More