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Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

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Open Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We often stop by to pet the donkeys. It is relaxing and a great cause. The donkeys and the other... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Good place to visit if you're in the area

Was very quiet when we visited. Staff were really friendly. Lots of donkeys, a couple of Shetland... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marlow, United Kingdom
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Old Didcot Road, Wallingford OX10 0SW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We often stop by to pet the donkeys. It is relaxing and a great cause. The donkeys and the other farm animals are all very well taken care of by volunteers.

Thank Trizzichi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very quiet when we visited. Staff were really friendly. Lots of donkeys, a couple of Shetland ponies, some goats as well as hens with their chicks to see. Although encouraged to pet the donkeys, nearly all were keeping their distance from the paths we...More

Thank vanessagJ3890SR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with our granddaughter really interesting and the work the staff/helpers do is excellent. Thanks for a lovely visit.

Thank John G
Reviewed 11 October 2018

My granddaughter Victoria had borrowed the book from me about the famous donkey from this sanctuary called Pollyann, written by the founder John Mclaren . She so enjoyed the book she asked me to take her to the sanctuary in the summer holidays. It was...More

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We called in here on the way back from a break in the Cotswolds. There are lots of donkeys & a few other animals also to look at, & stroke. The staff are very friendly & you can clearly see that they care about these...More

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Although the cafe was closed as the helper was otherwise engaged, the rest of the sanctuary was open and there were over a hundred donkeys to view. You can stroke them and take photographs and entrance is free as is parking. There are donation boxes,...More

1  Thank sabatinitennis
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Visited here Sunday lunchtime, lots of parking & we were welcomed by a lady at reception who explained where to go etc. Masses of donkeys to visit in fields, walking alongside them & having a stroke, even some chickens with chicks running about. There's a...More

1  Thank 71flojo
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This sanctuary is well worth a visit. The donkeys are well looked after by a very keen friendly and helpful staff team. Many to look at and stroke, kept in numerous fields at the front bordering the nearby main Didcot to Wallingford road and to...More

Thank Allen F
Reviewed 27 August 2018

At a local show we had met some very friendly people who ran the outreach stall. We had our three friendly Dalmatians with us and expressed a desire to visit the Sanctuary. No-one on the stall told us of the sort of unwelcome we would...More

4  Thank Inspiration661385
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Lots of donkeys to interact with, some wandering free others in designated areas. They looked well cared for by numerous volunteers. Several buildings including cafe, shop and visitor centre. Very informal, with free entry, although donations gratefully received. Ability to adopt a donkey. Good for...More

Thank Avon5
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