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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 852693
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It's worth coming to the Isle of Wight just to visit this donkey sanctuary. We have visited a few... read more

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RunningSteve
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Lovely

Kids loved it here, got to see lots of donkeys and pony’s, My son got to take a pony round a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Turnip9109
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“shetland ponies” (50 reviews)
“lovely donkeys” (40 reviews)
“love donkeys” (35 reviews)
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Lower Winstone Farm St. Johns Road | Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3AA, England
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+44 1983 852693
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Reviewed today

It's worth coming to the Isle of Wight just to visit this donkey sanctuary. We have visited a few animal shelters over the years, and this is by far the best. The love and care for the animals is so clear. And visitors are treated...More

Thank RunningSteve
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kids loved it here, got to see lots of donkeys and pony’s, My son got to take a pony round a obstacle course which was nice and he enjoyed. Definitely recommend!

Thank Turnip9109
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Reviewed 1 week ago

would just like to say that the staff here do an excellent job in looking after the donkeys ,all donations greatly appreciated

Thank iguana1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place. My wife is particularly fond of donkeys, and I must admit that they are lovely creatures. We considered it a stroke of luck that due to recent wet weather, the residents were all in the barns so we were able to...More

Thank Simon P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit with or without children. Unfortunately due to months of wet weather the donkeys have been unable to go out into the fields which were waterlogged. We were able to meet them in the large barns. They all have...More

Thank jenquy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit for all. As it’s free / or by donation I wasn’t expecting much however it completely exceeded my expectation. Lots of Donkeys doing various things from eating, grooming to playing. Our 5 year old daughter loved this place so much we...More

Thank Shauns_Holidays
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a well managed and kept place. A must if you like donkeys. Staff do a great job looking after the animals. It’s free entry but you can make a donation:)

Thank abpd79
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic free attraction and a wonderful charity. We live on the Island and whenever we have guests visit, we always recommend the donkey sanctuary. They are lovely people, helping a good cause. Great for all ages. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank FredMer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon visiting the sanctuary, the kids groomed a couple of donkeys which was fun and enjoyed ticking off all the donkeys by name!

Thank Alev N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited twice last week. A brilliant place for a few hours with lovely animals to meet. It's free to enter but please make a donation to help keep it operating. It looked like they were adding some QR code displays so you could sponsor a...More

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SurreyValentine
28 March 2018|
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Response from elwick11 | Reviewed this property |
You will probably be shown round (we were as a group) the tour took about an hour but it was wet so most of this time was spent inside the buildings. I believe that there is a small shop which I did not go into, you can... More
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Ihtppdx
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 !
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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 .
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