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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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Most relaxing, wonderful place. Such a joy, and free entry, but donations are welcomed.Took our dog... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Margaret F
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great visit

A must for families , free entry, you can get up and close to most of the donkeys, super dog... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
+44 1395 578222
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Most relaxing, wonderful place. Such a joy, and free entry, but donations are welcomed.Took our dog and all enjoyed it. Even the grown ups had fun ! Especially in the maize! Would re-visit any time. Do go.

Thank Margaret F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must for families , free entry, you can get up and close to most of the donkeys, super dog friendly, your dog can even go into the restaurant, lovely walk down to a pebble beach, fantastic friendly staff

Thank Woz63
Reviewed 2 days ago

Firstly I was very surprised that the entry was free. There were some lovely walks which were perfect for my son's wheelchair. The yard and fields were immaculate and the staff very kind and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Thank WhiteOrchid01
Reviewed 2 days ago

stopped here when we were passing it and I just wish we had dedicated a whole day to going here. It was great, there is so much to do for the kids and adults. My 6 year old loved it as much as I did....More

Thank krateyB
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife & I along with our 9 month old beagle Jacob went to the Donkey sanctuary to meet our adopted donkey Timothy. On arrival we were greeted by friendly people who were more than helpful to steer us in the direction of Timothy. The...More

Thank Nigel195
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the Donkey sanctuary and wow thoroughly enjoyed it found my Donkey he was in the far field but accesible for us to see him. The staff were friendly and helpful and throughout our visit our dog could also access all areas including the cafe

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful day out. My grand daughter loved every second and my mother has an adopted donkey here. Not a single penny was asked for for a fab day out. We spent heaps in the shop and cafe and did not regret one penny....More

Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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
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6 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
24 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