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Donkey Sanctuary

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Address: Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
Phone Number: 1395 578222
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Lots of well cared for donkeys.

Very nice place free to visit. Children love it. I have taken my grand children there and also a group of my Nursery children. They really enjoyed seeing the donkeys and going in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Seaton, United Kingdom
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Seaton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very nice place free to visit. Children love it. I have taken my grand children there and also a group of my Nursery children. They really enjoyed seeing the donkeys and going in the maze. The donkeys are well cared for and lots have been rescued and have a great life here. You can spend a day or a few... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

First visit to the Donkey Sanctuary, most impressed and left thinking that the animals are better cared for than some Senior Citizens. Most therapeutic, keep up the good work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What a lovely few hours we spent at the sanctuary in Sidmouth on Saturday. It has really opened my eyes as to how much work worldwide that you do - its amazing. We had know idea what an enormous site you had and since we were visiting from Dorset you are not that far away and we'll definitely come again... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Donkeys very well cared for unfortunately they don't care much for their staff.I had a average meal and found some items over priced.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lovely place to bring little ones.Lots of free parking and free entry.A good walk with the attraction of seeing the donkeys up close.Friendly,informative staff as you walk round.Good cafe serving reasonable food.It is a refreshing change for somewhere not to be commercialised but think there should be a small charge for visiting,say a few pounds, to go towards the care... More 

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely place to visit. Great gift shop, restaurant and views. All this and donkeys! Parking and entry is free so please give a donation.

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Perth, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I haven't been to the Donkey Sanctuary since my children were young but wanted to take my son and his girlfriend on their recent visit to Devon. It was a old day but the donkeys were outside. They look well cared for and happy. The staff are helpful and friendly and happy to share information about the donkeys and their... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a lovely visit to the Donkey Sanctuary. We spent approx 2 hours here including a 30 minute lunch in their restaurant. There are lots of different walks to complete of varying lengths and being a wet windy February we didn't want to stray too far, but we still saw lots of beautiful donkeys. The food in the restaurant... More 

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Kent
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Visited here with a friend and her 2 year old daughter and had a lovely day just wandering around. They don't charge to enter they just ask for donations, the place is amazing and all the donkeys look well cared for and happy. Wish I lived closer as would visit every week if I could. We visited the cafe and... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited with our grandson (over from New Zealand ) He was well impressed not having anything like it in N.Z. A slow walk around ,camera clicking all the while . We took coffee at the café good coffee .

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