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The Donkey Sanctuary

#1 of 27 things to do in Sidmouth Features Animals
Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
+44 1395 578222
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Great place, for a good cause too

Get to pet the donkeys or see them feeding. nice tea shop. free parking and entry. easy to find in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ralph G
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Wonderful place

I came here with my three animal lovers who are now all bonkers about donkeys. We only allowed two... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sophie M
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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

Get to pet the donkeys or see them feeding. nice tea shop. free parking and entry. easy to find in nice countryside with great views

Thank Ralph G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I came here with my three animal lovers who are now all bonkers about donkeys. We only allowed two hours for this visit as we were under the impression that it would be a small place, wish we'd stayed all day.

Thank Sophie M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We adopted two donkeys when our children were young and now they are back at the sanctuary it's lovely to be able to still visit them. They are building a huge new visitor centre and there is already a massive kitchen/restaurant. A great place.

Thank moot
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

...there really isn't much to do or see. No offence to the donkeys, but when you've seen one, you've seen them all. People are obviously attached to the beasts, as there are hundreds of plaques from folk who have donated money to them, but I...More

Thank Humphy F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved our afternoon with the Donkeys. Lovely site. We were made to feel very welcome. The cafe was first-class.

Thank robertocP3913BR
Reviewed 2 days ago

Easily reachable by the free hopper bus from Sidmouth, entry is free too. Good restaurant shop and facilities.

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a free attraction (always a great price), with lots of donkeys. My children and I were able to pet several donkeys, who seemed very affectionate. The sanctuary is set in beautiful countryside, with pleasant walks, and there is a cafe and information centre....More

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Can't beat a half day here. Good for all ages and low cost if required. The only let down was the playground. Decent coffee and cake.

Thank arnw
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoy the sanctuary where you can see and stroke all the donkeys.Watch them grazing and being groomed and a brand new cafe with a terrace to watch the donkeys at play.

Thank foxy1_13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great little find off the Sidmouth road... Free to go in and explore. Be sure to walk all around it as it is massive. My two year old loved it. However, take a picnic as there is a very swanky new restaurant...More

Thank Marie W
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6 June 2017|
Response from Josh H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jill, While I cannot remember his name I believe they where the blankets to protect their coat, the donkeys in the main barn are the few that come out into the courtyard and are shown around to the public and can be... More
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
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