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The Donkey Sanctuary

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Address: Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
Phone Number: +44 1395 578222
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Christmas visit

Had another lovely visit to see the donkeys. Bought Christmas gifts in the shop. Great place to take your family.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Barbara B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had another lovely visit to see the donkeys. Bought Christmas gifts in the shop. Great place to take your family.

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Bromsgrove
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a recent visit to Sidmouth, we called in at the Donkey Sanctuary. In truth, with a lot of building work going on at present, it's not exactly looking its best but still plenty of contented donkeys to see and a very worthwhile visit. It's good to see how our contributions are being well spent and the facilities there when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Go to Sidmouth a lot and visit the donkey sanctuary regularly, last went in October this year. Donkeys are well looked after and the walks are very enjoyable. Personal favourite of mine is Dandy Crow, a real chilled out donkey who seems to enjoy being petted. Would recommend a trip there to everyone who visits the area.

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Basingstoke, Hampshire,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Christmas fair at the Donkey Sanctuary today. What a terrific place. Very friendly with all the donkeys clearly being well looked after. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place! We visited on a sunny sunday afternoon and were immediately greeted by a braying donkey. We were able to wander around the barns and fields looking at the variety of approximately 250 donkeys kept at the sanctuary! It is very well maintained and has a lovely gift shop with something for everyone. It's not often you... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the donkey sanctuary November 2016. Very interesting to note the care these relaxed animals receive by the very warm & welcoming staff. They are very much at home & it's great to see the way these lovely creatures notice your presence. The sanctuary is interesting to visit ,it's also free but you are welcome to donate in any form... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving through Sidmouth and saw signs for the donkey sanctuary so decided to 'pop in' - and ended up spending the whole day here. We fell in love with all of the donkeys and were amazed by the dedication of everyone working there. The sanctuary was being renovated during our visit but was being done so in a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here late afternoon for a wander round with my Mum and one year old. It's great as it's a free activity (lots of donation boxes around the site). We didn't see any donkeys until we'd walked quite a long way and even definitely didn't see anywhere near the 260 on site so perhaps we went at the wrong... More 

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Kiel, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place and a fantastic cause. It is impossible not to fall in love with the donkeys and support the the work that is being done there. It is also great to see how well the sanctuary is doing and so many donkeys are now being rescued and getting the medical treatment/lovely life they deserve. Long may the donations keep... More 

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Thank Rebecca S
Crediton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

although living fairly local we have not visited this venue before and have to admit we feel we have missed out ! .. what a great place plenty to see / read and of course hundreds of donkeys to meet .. amazing how one persons passion could evolve into such a wonderful place. Cant wait to go back and see... More 

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