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The Donkey Sanctuary

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Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
+44 1395 578222
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Great place to go with children. So nice!

We went to the donkey sanctuary as part of our visit to Sidmouth. The sanctuary is lovely and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Keren B
London, United Kingdom
A huge fan!

I've been visiting Sidmouth and surrounding area for a very long time, since I was a toddler! I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Louise C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“free entry” (157 reviews)
“gift shop” (169 reviews)
“building work” (56 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
+44 1395 578222
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the donkey sanctuary as part of our visit to Sidmouth. The sanctuary is lovely and the donkeys are really well looked after. The children loved seeing them and learning about them. Takes about an hour and if you have time then it...More

Thank Keren B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been visiting Sidmouth and surrounding area for a very long time, since I was a toddler! I have ALWAYS love the donkey sanctuary! I was pleasantly surprised this year when visiting the sanctuary all the new improvements that they are making! The new food...More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First visit for many years. The sanctuary has expanded and has so many lovely donkeys. Shop has great gifts

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely to see these lovely creatures and very moving to read such harrowing stories. Great work done by amazing team.

Thank jackymccullough
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After 12 months we have returned for another visit to see how the developments here are getting on. Still free entry, the new restaurant has now opened and has now stepped up the food service considerably. The new restaurant has a pleasant view over the...More

Thank fork_handles
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have not visited the Donkey Sanctuary for 5 years and made a point of visiting recently whilst holidaying in the area. We could not believe the amount of work that's been done to extend - it was unrecognizable. Enjoyed walking around looking at all...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely visit to the sanctuary and met lots of adorable donkeys. The facilities for the donkeys are superb from the clean & warm shelters full of fresh hay to the fields & paddocks where they can run & play. There is a lot...More

Thank Tawny2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice half day out very clean plenty for children and families. Nice restaurant. Well looked after donkies and it is free but donation helpful towards upkeep.

Thank Beryl H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is actually free to go here but please do donate. The work carried out here is incredibly moving and oh goodness those donkeys are gorgeous. Adopting Walter but honestly would adopt them all.

Thank MollySmith27
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband , the dog and i visited The Donkey Sanctuary a couple of weeks ago. What a lovely place, Donkey heaven. A lot of new buildings work at present, but still a great afternoon out. Lots for Children to see, lovely gift shop, and...More

Thank cynthia w
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12 October 2017|
Response from tds_uk | Property representative |
Hi Lyn, In answer to your question - yes, we have lots planned for Christmas! Firstly, we have our fabulously festive Christmas Fair on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November, where Santa will be visiting with his reindeer... More
25 September 2017|
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Response from sandsreed | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. People had their dogs with them & there are many footpaths for walking throughout the grounds. It's a lovely place to spend a couple of hours, no admission charge, & a nice cafe with a view!
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