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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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Beautiful place for a day out

There is a lot more than just donkeys. Great for kids to run around. Lovely food in the cafe and a huge maze. You can also groom the donkeys which they love and the kids enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There is a lot more than just donkeys. Great for kids to run around. Lovely food in the cafe and a huge maze. You can also groom the donkeys which they love and the kids enjoy.

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We took our grandsons. Easy to find and while there are plenty of activities they are difficult to locate. The maze is very good - we failed to reach the middle. Excellent café, nice picnic spot, and we met the donkeys in the yard.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

As an animal lover really enjoyed visiting the donkey sanctuary. It was fab that's it's free to go around and you can take dogs

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

lovely time enjoyed walking round the sanctuary meeting all the donkeys, well stocked cafe and gift shop, great for kids to learn about the care of donkeys.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The attraction is free, and does important work, the only positive I can find is the maze however as it is otherwise a little dull and we didn't stay long.

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Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Easy access very clean and well kept, plenty to do with the children they loved feeding the donkeys and the cafe was good too.

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Newcastle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It doesn't sit well with me, rating the Donkey Sanctuary at just 3*. I love donkeys, donate to this charity on a monthly basis, 'adopt' donkeys from the charity, sell their raffle tickets and did a skydive for them whilst in Devon. The care, attention, treatment and welfare of the donkeys is 5*, as is the environment they live in.... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a lovely place for donkeys, they are so well cared for and look in super condition. Commendable to the lady who started the sanctuary. Unfortunately the weather was foggy and wet on the day we came.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is about our 5th visit to the donkey sanctuary and it is still just as good as our first visit. It's free to get in which is a plus straight away and the little cafe on site is reasonably priced. It is a big site and there is also a great walk down to the beach which takes about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Always a good days out. It's free. Looks of walks, Donkeys and fun. Maze for the kids and nice restaraunt for me. Must go for anyone on holiday or living local. I have to adopt my daughter a Donkry now

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