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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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Summer fair

What can i say, wow, what a star attraction. We took the children to the summer fair and we were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Devon, United Kingdom
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A lovely carnival 👍

We all went here for the day, and on arrival we found out there was a carnival going on. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 4 days ago via mobile

What can i say, wow, what a star attraction. We took the children to the summer fair and we were not disappointed. The fair was fun with some great stalls and a very friendly atmosphere live music and great food. On leaving we ventured into...More

Thank stonerv5
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We all went here for the day, and on arrival we found out there was a carnival going on. It was cheap to gain entry and lots to do, and the weather held out and ended having a lovely few hours. However the main donkey...More

Thank Indianauk76
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my family ❤️ the donkey sanctuary it's one of are favourite destinations.We came recently when the fair was on.The free admission is a good idea as you tend to spend more in the complex.By the way your new cafe is top notch 👍...More

Thank emojireview
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is a wonderful spot for all the family. Free for all to visit including dogs!! Just be warned all the donkeys are super adorable and you will not leave without adopting one! Great morning out!

1  Thank Maruskaberuska
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited a he sanctuary today and found it to be a great little find. Recommended by a family member who had been before and adopted a donkey. We found it a great walk with the two little ones, especially through the wood. The restaurant and...More

Thank jmnathanz
Reviewed 5 days ago

Go here fairly regularly, went on Sunday to their summer fair, fantastic day out there was so much for the children to do. Also the parking was well organised. Would highly recommend going to the donkey sanctuary, but please leave a donation in one of...More

Thank Lainey J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came for our second visit, loved seeing the donkeys as always in the beautiful surroundings. We spoke to a kind member of staff who explained the Poitou donkeys to us, showing real passion about caring for the animals. We loved the new Café and visited...More

Thank Pumpkinhead1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great day out and with only £1 each for adults loads to do and see kids loved the fire engine and the band only down side cost of the bouncy castle at £3 each for 15 mins but I guess this is a cost set...More

Thank mikiemelhuish
Reviewed 6 days ago

A relaxing, educational heart-warming experience that was very family friendly. The first class facilities provided a lovely place to have cream tea and snacks. This is likely to continue as more development is in progress on other buildings. There is also a maze and variety...More

Thank Chmr5
Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely enthralling. Can't wait to return. So much to see, learn and appreciate. Never knew before how enchanting donkeys are. We are really looking forward to 8th Dec to join the Sanctuary's Christmas Carols by candlelight

Thank Christopher M
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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
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
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