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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Lovely day out

We wanted to take our daughter out for a few hours and decided this would be the place. Our Daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself as did we with seeing all the donkeys. It was nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
leannedarren79
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to take our daughter out for a few hours and decided this would be the place. Our Daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself as did we with seeing all the donkeys. It was nice to see how well they are being looked after especially the rally old ones. We did stop in the restaurant for our lunch and the only... More 

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Thank leannedarren79
Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day at this amazing sanctuary. Such good work in a great environment. Highlight for us was the Poitou donkeys. Lots of expansion being completed and I am sure we will visit again.

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Thank clairewells1985
London
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79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've supported the sanctuary for many years and while it's a long a way from London, we try to drop in whenever we're in the area. Lovely place with so many happy rescued donkeys - including the big Poitou breed. It has extensive parking, is easy to get around with a wheelchair and is just a lovely place. It's free... More 

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Thank mtse
UK
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to visit, 2 large car parks, free to get in!! Lovely place to spend a few hours, stroke a lot of gorgeous donkeys and visit the gift shop for a souvenir

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Thank Claire N
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful day out with the family, loved meeting as many donkeys as we could find! All the people working at the donkey sanctuary were polite and informative

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Thank Toffi206
Newbury
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few wonderful hours mooching around this delightful place. The donkeys are very well cared for and the walks are really lovely too. Had coffee in the cafe and everone was very helpful. We inevitably bought home our own Donkey..cuddly toy!

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Thank Jo R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Donkey week is shared by folk who have a passion for animals and Donkeys in particular. Excellent for all the family and the staff there are amazing. Its a well run sanctuary and the staff there are very helpful.

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Thank 124wendy
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't believe this place is free. Enjoyed a lovely day out here. Was here with a 3 year old who didn't get bored at all. Cafe staff were helpful when our order got lost in kitchen after a long wait. Would defiantly visit again.

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Thank Darren S
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Appreciation of what these poor animals suffer. Lovely to see them being looked after so well! Good place for all ages to visit

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Thank Veronica J
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lively place all do keys well looked after saw Gareth. Lovely food in cafe all round good day out. The layout is good donkeys well looked after x

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