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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

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Lots of lovely donkeys

This is a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours. Admission is free, but visitors are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather C
Wonderful place

This amazing sanctuary has lots of donkeys who are clearly loved and brilliantly looked after... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allie K
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Lower Winstone Farm St. Johns Road | Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3AA, England
+44 1983 852693
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All reviews shetland ponies lovely donkeys love donkeys lovely place charity shop bric a brac animal lovers free entry small donation isle of wight no charge free attraction small shop keep up the good work couple of hours cake lovely visit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours. Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to donate towards the work done by the sanctuary. All the donkeys are 'rescued' either from unsuitable situations, or after retiring from other jobs, or because their...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This amazing sanctuary has lots of donkeys who are clearly loved and brilliantly looked after. There is no entry fee and you know any donations are being spent on the donkeys.

Thank Allie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderful place has free parking, a very nice tea shop and, most importantly, lots of donkeys. Some are in paddocks and some are indoors. It doesn't take long to get round it, although that does depend how long you spend stroking and chatting to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Donkey Sanctuary our favorite place, long walks lots of EEEOORRRR, grooming and feeding, a cafe and a little shop where they raise funds, this has been a family favourite of our for 30 years but the transformation over the last few years...More

Thank tracey t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit. It is a charity & doesn’t charge to go in but rely on donations. The donkeys are loved & well looked after. The kids were able pybextra for experiences for a small fee/donation.We did one with the Shetland...More

Thank 225zoel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the IOW Donkey Sanctuary twice this year and both trips have been very enjoyable. The volunteers are amazing and very welcoming. They all do a fantastic job of looking after these lovely animals. The location is perfect for them and they are...More

Thank Wanderer23832635269
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These amazing animals and the people whook acter thème eau de positivité and You cant fail To ne uplifted!!

Thank molod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely few hours at the Donkey sanctuary, so many Donkeys and small ponies The place is so clean and tidy The staff were very friendly and the cafe was really nice. Keep up the good work! The Donkeys are gorgeous!

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 4 year old loved ticking off seeing all the donkeys & learning about them in the lovely hilly setting. There was even some Shetland ponies & horses. Cafe / shop was good respite from the cold& enjoyed a pasty & cake.

Thank Amberleyadrian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely caring place where the donkeys are well cared for. A nice place to walk around with kids and dog friendly. Make sure you donate when you arrive to help continue the care for the donkeys.

Thank RachaelC722
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Helen R
1 August 2018|
Response from Helena_Amy_x | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, on leads. Our dog was a bit freaked out by it all, but you could take him out into the fields for a little way. Overall, I think he quite enjoyed it!
29 March 2018|
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Response from elwick11 | Reviewed this property |
You will probably be shown round (we were as a group) the tour took about an hour but it was wet so most of this time was spent inside the buildings. I believe that there is a small shop which I did not go into, you can... More
3 March 2017|
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Response from Isle of Wight D | Property representative |
Absolutely you can enjoy our animals ! We are a happy place and our animals are the lucky ones !