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The Donkey Sanctuary

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Address: Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
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+44 1395 578222
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Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Great fun day out and such a worthy cause, so lovely to see happy and healthy donkeys. Very well laid out

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sayama56
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great fun day out and such a worthy cause, so lovely to see happy and healthy donkeys. Very well laid out

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Thank Sayama56
Cullompton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We previously visited The Donkey Sanctuary back in the summer to see Millie, Ruby and Gareth as my daughter and 2 sons adopted them. Well since then we have adopted Cocoa as a present to my husband as he wanted to adopt a donkey. We love the Donkey Sanctuary, especially my children as they love stroking and talking to the... More 

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Thank Lynsey P
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We adopted two donkeys as Christmas presents and drove to the sanctuary to see them. There are some construction works taking place in and around the site of the car park but we found a parking space easily. It was a cold day, so we wrapped up because we knew we woud be outside. There are several walks around the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have donated to the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary for years and decided it was time to visit the Sanctuary and see all the lovely donkeys for myself. What a wonderful set-up. Well cared for, happy, healthy donkeys of all colours and sizes. Donkeys who have been ill treated and abandoned now safe and healthy. And I heard a donkey bray... More 

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Thank Gilly C
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times and it's always lovely! The donkeys are so sweet and the site is easy to get around with a nice cafe and gift shop. They do some great work here and if you want to bring your dog they are very welcome too. In nice weather there are lovely walks around the site including... More 

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Thank Indigo_Dog_11
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My stepdad and I both adopted donkeys for Christmas and decided to visit. There are so many donkeys there, all very friendly. You can take dogs with you too which is nice. There are several walks to take. The food at the onsite restaurant is basic home comforts but good quality. The staff are all very knowledgable and will answer... More 

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Thank Sazzle9488
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit. So good & cant believe it's a free to enter attraction. I sponsored a donkey (Zara) as a Christmas present for my wife & she loved it (even had a tear in her eye). As we were going to Falmouth for The New Year, we decided that we would drop into the sanctuary on our... More 

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Thank DaveCrumbie
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place, great donkeys and a very worthwhile organisation. Plenty of space for the donkeys and visitors to enjoy. Excellent information boards around the site. Good cafe and gift shop. The adopt a donkey scheme is a fantastic way to help the charity, I gifted one to my wife. Also the whole place is dog friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. There is no ticket price, it is a donation of your choice which is a rarity nowadays. The centre itself is a brilliant place - informative, fun and most importantly full of happy healthy donkies! There are huge renovations taking place building a new veterinary centre, so you can certainly see how important your donations... More 

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Thank GemRVN
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the donkey sanctuary is a fantastic day out free parking and free to get in, I go to visit my adopted donkey but there are so many other donkey spread out in lots of different paddocks it is very well laid out with a restaurant and gift shop, it is a pleasure to walk around and see all the beautiful... More 

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