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The Donkey Sanctuary

#1 of 26 things to do in Sidmouth Features Animals
Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
+44 1395 578222
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Gorgeous donkeys, great facilities

Visited with a skeptical teenager in tow, who absolutely loved it. It was wonderful to watch the... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
sandown, isle of wight
via mobile
Wonderful family place to make memories

With our son growing up fast we are running out of places to take him. (He is 10!) that in between... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
+44 1395 578222
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with a skeptical teenager in tow, who absolutely loved it. It was wonderful to watch the contented donkeys, walk around the fields & to end our visit with a really good cake in the cafe. Entry was free so definitely deserves a donation.

Thank lottielou123
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

With our son growing up fast we are running out of places to take him. (He is 10!) that in between age! We had a lovely day, Stroking the donkeys, reading the history of the sanctuary and having fun in the lovely Maze! I'm in...More

1  Thank lorettap32
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We enjoyed wandering around and reading about the donkeys - we actually learnt rather a lot of interesting facts from the different signs around the sanctuary. It was very informative! The place has a lovely atmosphere, and is such a great cause! We think this...More

Thank Rosalind S
Reviewed 3 September 2016

If you like donkeys and want to see lots of them and stroke a few, this is the place for you. You can't knock something that's free really! You can make a donation. It's a good way to spend an hour if you love animals...More

Thank petemiles62
Reviewed 2 September 2016

always lovely,nice restaurant,nice gift shop and beautiful walks,a maze!! most of all many many lovely donkeys.

Thank Kay H
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Would have happily paid an entrance fee - brilliant place to go spent an amazing 3-4 hours here . Really good place to go and it's all free .

Thank beckyd
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Have visited here on numerous occasions with grandchildren such a lovely spot and so natural a location, ditch the ipads and just enjoy the donkeys, free admission and superb cafe, never tire of the beautiful walks

Thank Sunflowerhearts
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Took friends and their 5 year old as the mum had childhood memories about the donkey sanctuary . It didn't fail to still impress all the family and we've now started a new generation of admirers of this place. Lovely coffee and good fun in...More

Thank DevonUkRosie
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We visited this attraction and found it rather interesting, there was plenty of parking and the sanctuary is a large one among the rolling Devon hills. There is no charge for entrance and there are many donkeys of different types and plenty of volunteers around...More

Thank MallinTilton
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 2 boys, 9 & 7 plus 4 month old puppy. Had a lovely 3 hours there, including lunch. Lots of building works going on but didn't detract from the visit at all. Worth a visit just to hear the breying noises!...More

Thank John K
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Could you tell me what the donkey in the main barn is called with the blanket on , he 's very cute and I look for him everyday also why does he have it on ? Keep up the good work , Jill
5 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
We are hoping to visit ruby a week Saturday. Will we be able to meet HER?
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
Price to get into donkey sanotary and dose the hopper bus run in autumn half term
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