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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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My adopted donkey!

We visited on a blustery February weekend, however it was worth every minute, so many donkeys to see. A well run sanctuary with the donkeys needs at the centre of its core. One of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
JaneKeithTampa
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a blustery February weekend, however it was worth every minute, so many donkeys to see. A well run sanctuary with the donkeys needs at the centre of its core. One of the keepers helped us find our lovely Ashley, who showed us how naughty and cheeky he can be!! The keeper was very knowledgeable and walked around... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a destination we always take visitors to on their visit to Devon. As a free attraction, it is great to take children to - but would always encourage people to give a donation. If nothing else kids like putting money in the boxes and it is good to teach children about the value of voluntary work and how... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit the sanctuary before we left Sidmouth. We are glad we did. We had a great time watching all the Donkey's hanging out together and loving the attention from people like us. A friend of ours had sponsored a donkey so we tracked him down. Was great to see how the volunteers are helping keep the Donkey's... More 

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Thank Jordan R
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tend to visit the Donkey Sanctuary whenever we are in the area and love seeing all the donkeys. The fact that the sanctuary is a charity yet charges no admission is amazing and we always make sure we spend some money whilst there to support the ongoing work. The donkeys are generally friendly and there are always at least... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime my son comes down we visit the donkey sanctuary. We enjoyed a couple of hours wandering around and stroking the donkeys. There is an awful lot of renovation/expansion going on at the moment and we cannot wait to see it all finished. Highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good day out with family. Despite building work being completed on the site, this is still a fantastic day out. Lots to see and do and it is easy to spend whole day there.

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1 Thank Carol K
Hill Head, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous place, clean well looked after donkeys. Didn't realise how much work they do around the world. Well worth supporting.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food. Great service..staff very friendly and helpful.very popular. So sometimes a bit of a queue. But worth the wait. Guess the opening of the new restaurant will solve this problem.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well this visit made my partners day/week... Great to see these Donkeys have so landed on their feet here!! well deserved too.. Well pampered and such a great set up.. They in the middle of expanding and geez its gonna be a massive set up once finished !! Well worth the visit with plenty to see and do along with... More 

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St. Cere
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous place to visit, great for families or just on your own. To be able to see so many donkeys together is a wonderful and they are obviously very well cared for. Fantastic work by everyone.

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