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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

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Lower Winstone Farm St. Johns Road | Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3AA, England
+44 1983 852692
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"A very special place to visit"

We have been visiting the Donkey Sanctuary for the last seven years now. It is absolutely amazing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Deborah G
Donkeys Paradise

We are so pleased we came to visit the Donkeys at this sanctuary.It was lovely to hear of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Janet J
Essex, United Kingdom
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“shetland ponies” (49 reviews)
“lovely donkeys” (38 reviews)
“lovely place” (99 reviews)
Lower Winstone Farm St. Johns Road | Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3AA, England
+44 1983 852692
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been visiting the Donkey Sanctuary for the last seven years now. It is absolutely amazing the improvements that have been made here through the dedication of the staff and volunteers. There is now a lovely play barn for the Donkeys, and new walk...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We are so pleased we came to visit the Donkeys at this sanctuary.It was lovely to hear of the dedication of the carers who at times spend whole nights with the not so well Donkeys aiding in their recovery. Exceptional care is taken with these...More

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How is this free?!? The collection of Donkeys is epic. The animals all seemed happy and had plenty of food, water and space. The tea room is priced to please, and so is the gift shop. A great few hours spent here.

Thank RichardBarkwaySmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was endearing to see the hard work being carried out to make a lovely home for these animals. They are so sweet and some have very individual issues which are dealt with resulting in a happy life. Even our little Mabel (Dog) showed some...More

Thank Doug T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Isle of White donkey sanctuary is a lovely place for retired and rescued ponies to live. They have plenty of barns and paddocks all sectioned off in there groups. Nice cafe for coffee break. We spent a lovely morning with the donkeys.

Thank Jill V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby and I first visited here on our first holiday together in 1987 We have visited on numerous occasions over the years with our growing Family & friends.. through donations from visitors and hard workers we have Seen The sanctuary improve and extend the...More

Thank dmgittings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here for a drink in the cafe. The plan was to then go for a walk to see the donkeys but being disabled we were unable to. Will return and try again. Free entrance but its a charity so please put some money...More

Thank malibulover2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely donkeys in several large paddocks and barns - a must for families. Nice tea room and a shop too. A very enjoyable experience!

Thank SRay-47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my husband visited the donkey sanctuary on 19th September 2017. It was a lovely sunny calm day which always adds to an outdoor activity! The sanctuary is free to visit, with free parking, but - obviously - a donation is gratefully received! The...More

Thank 4444Sue4444
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a very enjoyable visit in 2016, we decided a second visit would be nice this year, after all, the donkeys were at rest appearing happy and contented in retirement, kept in un-stressful conditions and asked no more of than to be walked on a...More

Thank James_Bridges
derek n, Manager at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review . Your review seems to be a misunderstanding or a misrepresentation of our Autumn Fund Raising Day , which has been accurately described in other reviews on Trip Advisor. We hold just 2 ' Open Day ' events a year...More

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3 March 2017|
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Response from derek n | Property representative |
Absolutely you can enjoy our animals ! We are a happy place and our animals are the lucky ones !
Steve F
24 February 2017|
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Response from derek n | Property representative |
Only after a wet period . The site has a concrete driveway through the main areas ,and there are grass walkways through the paddocks .
Hannah B
2 January 2017|
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Response from Mootimer | Reviewed this property |
So far as I know, the Sactuary is open daily all year - but they're really friendly - give them a call to check