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The Donkey Sanctuary

#1 of 27 things to do in Sidmouth Features Animals
Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
+44 1395 578222
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We visited here twice on our holiday! Brilliant value as its free but they welcome donations. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

A free attraction with lots of little things to do and see. Including information areas. A maze as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
+44 1395 578222
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited here twice on our holiday! Brilliant value as its free but they welcome donations. The donkeys are so cute and its fun to watch them. There is a maze, gardens to walk around and a childrens play area. There is lots to see...More

Thank chubblet
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A free attraction with lots of little things to do and see. Including information areas. A maze as well as the donkeys in a variety of enclosures. The staff were friendly and happy to chat away to us about the individual donkeys and their different...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have always wanted to visit and was not disappointed! The donkeys are so friendly and love to come up to you for a stroke. The whole site is family orientated and dog friendly. Only problem is that you come away wanting to sponsor them all.

Thank Mark0751
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great day out..such a small entrance fee, excellent value for money..lots to keep children entertained, definitely worth a visit to support this wonderful charity.

Thank Pominozzie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with 2 children and 4 adults. Had a lovely wander, children followed adoption trail. We took the easier blue route walk and all enjoyed. Gift shop was pleasant and stock appropriate and focused on donkeys. We choose to adopt a donkey for £2 a...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We called here today just before lunch with the children. An enjoyable morning, the sun was shining so even better, the donkeys very friendly, it was immaculately tidy and clean. We stopped off in the gift shop so kids could buy gifts. A great cause,...More

Thank lorig2912
Reviewed 2 days ago

lovely day/ half day out, good to see donkeys and generally wander around in the outdoors, connects to some longer country walks for those that want to stretch there legs. The kitchen is good and given no entry fee does not feel like an unnecessary...More

Thank DrJonSalter
Reviewed 3 days ago

Get to pet the donkeys or see them feeding. nice tea shop. free parking and entry. easy to find in nice countryside with great views

Thank Ralph G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came here with my three animal lovers who are now all bonkers about donkeys. We only allowed two hours for this visit as we were under the impression that it would be a small place, wish we'd stayed all day.

Thank Sophie M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We adopted two donkeys when our children were young and now they are back at the sanctuary it's lovely to be able to still visit them. They are building a huge new visitor centre and there is already a massive kitchen/restaurant. A great place.

Thank moot
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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
24 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