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The Donkey Sanctuary

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

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Fantastic day out

We all really enjoyed our visits to the sanctuary. We camped at a nearby site and visited on consecutive days - the Friday was lively and quiet and had loads of time with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Brightonandrew
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my partners grandson and he thoroughly enjoyed it, plenty of grounds and walks to go off on. They donkeys are reasonably interested in you, and in their stable courtyard you have a great chance to pet them. Shop and cafe are nice, good food in their cafe. No entrance fee as such just a donation for the donkeys.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We all really enjoyed our visits to the sanctuary. We camped at a nearby site and visited on consecutive days - the Friday was lively and quiet and had loads of time with the donkeys. The Saturday was much busier but still lovely. Thought the cafe was nice too

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Reading
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes they have lots and lots of donkeys all kept in very nice surroundings thanks to the very many generous supporters.

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Thank ReadingRoamer
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have visited many times over the last 15 years and never get tired of doing so. So lovely to see the donkeys and what a wonderful job all the caring staff do here. So many lovely different walks around the donkey paddocks.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place ,every time we come it brings back memories of holidays and visits we made with our family.We now come to visit on day trips and well worth the travel.There are plenty of walks here and in the summer you can go the beach after visiting the donkeys (a bit muddy in winter best keep to the... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent for all the family,unfortunately on day of our visit this time very wet, so most of the donkeys were in their barns.On a normal dry day plenty of areas to walk around and watch the donkeys at play. My wife and i had soup in the Hayloft cafe and our dog was allowed to sit with us.The food and... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent place to visit. A worthwile charity started by Dr. Svensen in the 1970 s. My wife and I are supporters but whilst there my wife decided to adopt one of the donkies.

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Thank keith h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing, if you like donkeys there's plenty to see and touch here, it's clean and children friend, I have adopted a donkey so I go quite often, there is a little cafe on site which do tea, coffee and hot chocolate they also do pasties and cake and other small bites etc. It is definitely a... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great day out for children under twelve. As an adult I also found it interesting. Went by car. I don`t know if you can get there on the bus.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip to this sanctuary. The donkeys here are very well looked after and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Would be a great trip out all year round in my opinion. Nice gift shop and restaurant although shut at our visit looked like it would be very nice. Would definitely return again if we visited this area.

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