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Donkey Sanctuary

Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
1395 578222
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It's SUPER here and it's free! You can [and should] give a donation when you visit, but how many great attractions are free these days. You can go for lovely walks around the fields and there is an eaterie here or take a picnic. You can pet the donkeys that are in the main barn and they are such gorgeous,... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

the wife still laughs when we hear them in the morning, staying at a site next to the sanctuary was nice as we popped in afew times to see the great work being done to help the donkeys. very friendly and a picture board telling you about each ones story, huge site with plenty of walks

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A very nice place to visit . The animals are well cared for and the grounds are beautiful. The food in the cafe was lovely . The cafe could maybe do with being a little bigger as it was very busy when I was there and I did have to wait a while for my order but everything was freshly... More

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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place for a donkey to live, and what a fantastic treat for a toddler to visit.Surrounded in Devons magnificent scenery, this delight is absolutely free, which for young family's today comes as a tremendous bonus. A must visit for young families and all animal lovers

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

There really isn't a bad thing to say about this place. A very very good place to visit, so many lovely donkeys to see and stroke. If you went there in a bad mood you would certainly come away in a good one.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A perfect day out! Free to get in and free parking which is rare, they rely upon donations. It's a donkey's paradise, absolutely huge, the donkeys have loads of space to graze, really lovely stables to sleep in and as much affection as they can take. The whole place is very well kept indeed, really clean and lots of signs... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Re-visited the Donkey Sanctuary with my wife and am writing this on her behalf. This wonderful place goes from strength to strength and the wonderful charitable work especially with children is a joy to behold. Everyone can take part in this work and adopting one of the many donkeys. The Donkey Sanctury is well worth a visit, and you will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Visited the sanctuary while on holiday at Seaton. Free entry was unexpected but a bonus. Lots of walks of various lengths to do, taking in all or some of the fields which have lots of donkeys roaming around and coming over to the visitors. Through the day there were a couple of donkeys roaming free in the main yard to... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This brilliant charity which works worldwide to protect donkeys has an open-house policy - parking and admission are free, so when you visit make sure to give a donation or buy something. Anyone who enjoys animals cannnot fail to enjoy time here, donkeys of all colours, shapes and sizes are, depending on the time of year, out in paddocks or... More

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Jersey, Channel Islands
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166 reviews 166 reviews
17 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Admission and parking is free and the Donkey Sanctuary is open every day except Christmas day. The entire facility is immaculately kept, the staff attentive and welcoming and there's plenty to see. The Hayloft offers simple food and drinks, the maze is great fun, there are hundreds of donkeys (730 when we visited), opportunities to pet and groom the animals,... More

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