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The Donkey Sanctuary

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The Donkey Sanctuary

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Devon, Dorset and Cornwall : Private Driver Guided 5 Day Tour from London
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Devon, Dorset and Cornwall : Private Driver Guided 5 Day Tour from London

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See the best of Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall on a personalized private 5-day tour of some of the most scenic counties in England. Accommodations are included, along with round-trip travel from London with your private driver-guide. Have the option to explore Stonehenge, the Jurassic Coast, and Dartmoor; take in villages such as Clovelly, Port Isaac, and St Ives; and visit St. Michael's Mount or the Eden Project.
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freddiedoncaster wrote a review Yesterday
doncaster1,974 contributions1,229 helpful votes
The Donkey Sanctuary has to be supported. My parents lived in Sidmouth for many years, and I’ve visited here on numerous occasions. It is run “from the heart”. The dedication that everyone who is involved is , “ second to none”. Please visit this wonderful place, and see these lovely animals enjoying their new stage of life.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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HRM wrote a review Oct 25
Leicester, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
PLEASE VISIT THIS MAGICAL PLACE!!! The sanctuary doesn’t ask for an admission fee or charge for parking and compared to some of the expensive days out you might have whilst holidaying on the Jurassic Coast this is a fantastic, beautiful, well run, heart warming day out! We made a donation whilst there and bought our 6 year old some bits from the gift shop as we felt that if we were going to spend our money anywhere and that had actual worth this was the place. We were there for the entire morning and stayed for a lovely lunch on site. I haven’t yet mentioned the Donkeys... they are so so beautiful and you can see how well looked after they are at the sanctuary. We came away feeling all warm & fuzzy inside. To the entire team at the Sanctuary, we thank you for all the amazing work you do and have done to keep your visitors safe during this crazy time xxx
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Lydia1505112 wrote a review Oct 19
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We were really looking forward to coming back to our favourite place after the email we received stating they were re opening after lockdown however we were quite disappointed with our visit. Couldn’t fault the safety measures put in place however seemed strange to us knowing how big the site is that they restricted everyone to such a small area. We drove 45 minutes and were in the sanctuary (didn’t go in the cafe) for less than half an hour which was a slightly disappointing “day out” we expected to have. We would have been more than happy to visit if we knew that we were only going to be there a short while as most of the sanctuary is still closed off to the public but couldn’t find this information anywhere post visiting so a very underwhelming first visit back.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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AlliRob wrote a review Oct 19
Plymouth, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Enjoyed a wonderful visit today. Never been before but will definitely return. Wonderfully situated in the Devon countryside with free entry and parking and plenty of room for the donkeys to live out their days in peace and happiness. Had lunch in the restaurant, well worth it. I would urge anyone to pay a visit and spend in the restaurant and gift shop as all proceeds go towards the upkeep for these wonderful animals. Having horses ourselves, we know the cost of the upkeep paying for straw, shavings, etc so it really is worth contributing.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Alexandra S wrote a review Oct 19
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I’ve been looking forward to visiting the sanctuary for years, and my visit didn’t disappoint. In current COVID conditions, the sanctuary has safety measures in place. Plenty of opportunities to wash hands, following clearly marked paths, and allowing visitors to fully experience the life of the sanctuary. Donkeys galore, and for my family a fantastic place as we could could watch them in their paddocks and if the donkeys wanted to say hello, we were able to give them a stroke through the fence. We visited the restaurant and nothing negative to say, good wholesome food and staff kept the tables clean and once again safety measures in place. My whole experience was of a positive day out, with the donkeys looking in great health and living in a lovely place with their welfare as a paramount importance. If you wanted to donate, various points around the place to do so, there was no bucket waving or pressure to do so. If you love donkeys, I would recommend a day out to visit the sanctuary and help to support the work of the charity.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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