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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

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Address: Lower Winstone Farm St. Johns Road | Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3AA, England
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+44 1983 852692
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Who doesn't love donkeys?!

We all loved seeing the donkeys...they're clearly very well cared for here and the staff are all lovely.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Beverley B
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Berkhamsted
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Berkhamsted
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We all loved seeing the donkeys...they're clearly very well cared for here and the staff are all lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great day out. There are plenty of donkeys to meet plus Shetland ponies! Many special events are held throughout the year which are great fun and sometimes involve musicians - eg a fabulous accordion group. Adopt a donkey and support this worthwhile cause.

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Thank lauraSouth
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to visit staff very friendly and cafe good value for money. Great atmosphere and in a lovely part of the Island. Your support of this great charity is well rewarded.

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Thank Jackiek008
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic time visiting the statuary and learning all their names. We clubbed together so our friend was able to walk a donkey, it really made her day. We all took part in pony slalom as well and had a really fun time.

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Thank Mandy_E11is
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Payed a return visit after almost twenty years. Although you don't have to pay to visit. And they still loved stroking the donkeys. Easy to get to, flat walking, parking on site,small cafe with lots of donkey souvenirs,colouring in books etc. Easy to loose a couple of hours here with little children.

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Thank centre600
United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect but pleasantly surprised. The donkeys have their own personalities which makes it funny to see. I think this sanctuary does some really good work with not only looking after the donkeys but also the work they do with people with disabilities. It was hard work not to go home with one. Enjoyed the home baking... More 

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Thank Lozzer2014
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a place! So many people to tell you about the donkeys, their history, their personalities. The caferry is great and not like most tourist places...overpriced. the whole place is a chairy and they let you in for FREE! Be sure to pop into their 2nd hand sale area for brick a brace bargains too.

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Thank Jayne O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice sanctuary were the donkeys are very well looked after. Some are a little shy but others like to be petted... a nice stop off.

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Thank Jon M
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely to look and touch the donkeys,took grand children they had a fantastic time,went into the cafe has a lovely tea and cake lots of choice hot meals even glutenfree food,great gift shop with also rats of gifts free to get in, we got opdropion for 2donkeys so kids get involved to choice ,went in December but still a great... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having friends that love donkey's makes this a lovely place to have on your to do list. Its free and open all year round, nice gift shop and bookstall. Sitting outside with cats and chicken just pecking around your feet whilst watching the rabbits gives a calm relaxing time to just chill and take in the atmosphere :)

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