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Address: Peak Forest, Peak District National Park SK17 8EE , England
Phone Number: 01298 79775
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Lovely donkeys but disinterested owners

I visited here recently with my family and luckily we had sunny weather which made the day beautiful. The donation fee of £3 is fair given that 20 something donkeys need to be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2014
Manchester, United Kingdom
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English first
Dereham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Although this attraction is promoted all over the web and even by brown signs on the main road, it isn't till we were actually at their drive that we were notified that it was closed. The brown signs need to be removed asap to avoid other people being disappointed and making a totally wasted journey.

6 Thank Norfolk-Tours
Playa De Muro
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Checked the website for opening times, thought I'd take the wife as it's her birthday and she loves donkeys...... Brownie points for me..... Or so I thought! Drove for 90 minutes, pulled up to the gate at 11.15am to find a 'Sorry closed' sign. Gave it 10 minutes and then decided to give them a phone call, only to find... More 

7 Thank Michelle H
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were really looking forward to a visit but when we got there we found the place was closed - permanently!! Apparently it is being relocated to Cornwall but haven't seen any details of where yet.

8 Thank Gritstone
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I visited here recently with my family and luckily we had sunny weather which made the day beautiful. The donation fee of £3 is fair given that 20 something donkeys need to be maintained. Upon entry the owner took our money then seemed eager to boast about celebrities that have involved rather than us as people. He informed us that... More 

1 Thank sarahmaloney2000
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Even though I have lived close to the area for most of my life I had never visted Donkey Village so I was sad to hear it will be closing / relocating but I'm glad I did before that happens! We were greeted warmly by the owner who briefed us a bit about the donkeys, their stories, the celebrity supporters... More 

Thank foodlover_aimz
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The owners don't seem to actually want visitors to the donkey village. The place is littered with hand written signs saying "Don't do this" and "Don't do that". The picnic area and tea rooms which are heavily featured on website and leaflet are closed apparently by "Health and Safety". On entry the owner was very quick to take our £3... More 

Bakewell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We visited the Donkey Sanctuary with our grand children and were a little apprehensive after reading the latest review which seemed to be reviewing an entirely different place to the one we went to. True the cafe was closed but the owner was extremely polite and helpful. He apologised for the donkeys not being out in the fields but said... More 

1 Thank daviab
Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have been coming here on and off for years and used to enjoy mixing a cream tea in the cafe with a good long visit with the donkeys. Well, we haven't been for about 3 years what a change for the worse... the cafe has gone, the place looked neglected and the owners could not have been less bothered... More 

4 Thank PC1383
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Stick with the long, one track winding road to get there - it's worth it. The farm is set in lovely surroundings. Admitedly there not loads of other things to see and do there, but the whole point of going is to see the donkeys and support the charity. We were greeted by the owner who told us where the... More 

1 Thank David L
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

I went here with my family including my 5 year old Nephew, we were made to feel welcome and had a lovely afternoon spending time with some wonderful and cute donkeys who thankfully are now in a good home being cared for.

1 Thank Kevin B

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