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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely morning here. Place is immaculate & all the donkeys are well cared for. Couldn't believe they didn't charge to go in.

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Teignmouth , Devon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Firstly, I must mention that there is no charge for entry or for car parks, of which there are several. The large areas for picnics mean you can take your own food and drinks eliminating the need to use the cafeteria if you're counting the pennies! Kids can roam from fields and enclosures to stalls and courtyard, the donkeys are... More

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

On June 7th, my daughter and her husband got married here. It was a very well organised. There was a board announcing Ann and John's Wedding, two donkey attendants with garlands round their necks. It was lovely looking at the donkeys in the courtyard area , while we were waiting for the ceremony to start in the stable area. The... More

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Lancashire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We visited here following all the great reviews on T/A as we were only stopping a few miles down the road.Walked round the centre to see pretty much the same thing in every enclosure,scraggy looking donkeys.Visiting with a young child who expected a donkey ride,we were told that was not possible.This isn't offered to visitors.As for the restaraunt,if you want... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Took my Mum to visit as she loves donkeys. Very surprised that there is no entrance fee and no car park charge. They are surely missing a trick here, even a nominal fee would raise funds to support the great work undertaken for these lovely animals. You can make a donation in several places, which it am sure most people... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went with my partner who wasn't keen. However he enjoyed himself and was pleasantly surprised with the sanctuary. It was very informative and well run.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Clean, interesting and a relaxed place for animals and visitors AND all free! A must place to visit!

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east anglia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
45 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Staying in a hotel in the town centre discovered that there is a free hopper bus that runs from end of May until end of September up to the Donkey Sanctuary (dogs allowed on leads). The Donkey Sanctuary is an amazing place - a rest home for donkeys. They also arrange "Donkey Care Courses" - spend a Day with a... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lovely too see all these donkeys in such surroundings .No fee is charged so you can put all your donations to where you want. We sponsored a donkey for a year , but there are several ways to give your donations .Very well run with plenty of car parking and ample food and drink.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Always have a great time when we vist. The donkeys are so happy and well cared for, staff friendly and helpful. They had wheelchairs to borrow free of charge which was a God send for us. Food in cafeteria lovely and reasonably priced.

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