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The Donkey Sanctuary

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Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
+44 1395 578222
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Awesome afternoon away

Great time with all the donkeys this afternoon. Lovely place to visit with good facilities. Price... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dean w
via mobile
Relaxing and heart-warming

No fuss, no noise (except occasional donkey bray) no charges - just a wonderful place to visit. One... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“free entry” (151 reviews)
“gift shop” (165 reviews)
“building work” (54 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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

Great time with all the donkeys this afternoon. Lovely place to visit with good facilities. Price for food is very good Dats my dabys duttocks

Thank dean w
Reviewed yesterday

No fuss, no noise (except occasional donkey bray) no charges - just a wonderful place to visit. One visit is not enough - you will definitely return! The Sanctuary's new restaurant is brilliant with an excellent choice of food. Well worth visiting by adults and...More

Thank ann56brown
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The donkeys here are so well cared for and loved. It was nice that a couple of them were roaming around so that you could get up close to them. They are beautiful creatures...so calming and gentle. The grounds are well kept. Bought a few...More

Thank Citytraveller38
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I brought my granddaughter to the donkey sanctuary and we both absolutely loved it. It's child friendly and dog friendly which is super. She loved seeing all the donkeys and even all the dogs within the restaurant! Considering the sanctuary is free entry, I thought...More

Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another visit to the Donkey Sanctuary. Once again a lovely experience, getting to see the poitous in particular. The Sanctuary is still in the middle of some major building works that will introduce a new visiting area, gift shop, restaurant, hospital, and more. When we...More

Thank CraigS242014
Reviewed 2 days ago

Restaurant fab food and fab view. Generally very well organised and a great for the kids of all ages including adults = in fact its too good to share with the children

Thank chrisandbrenda2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are hundreds of donkeys that have been rescued and they are so well looked after. There are so many delightful walks and a lovely restaurant with a view of the donkeys. An information centre is being built. Amazingly Free Entrance!

Thank lesleyrosemary
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not our sort of place, we thought, but everyone else in the party were keen to visit this. Well, we were surprised. This is really charming, never thought that a load of fields full of donkeys could be so interesting or engaging. Loved it. We...More

Thank Wheresmebus
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A what a great place to visit. Things that make it special are.... The donkeys and the fabulous grounds they live in. They are so well cared for and obviously very much loved by the staff and volunteers. The cost - no charge makes a...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited partly to support the sanctuary & my love of all things equine but also to check their memorial wall as my mother-in-law left money to the sanctuary in 2015. What we found far exceeded our expectations on all counts. The sanctuary itself is...More

Thank sandsreed
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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