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The Donkey Sanctuary

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Address: Slade House Farm | Sidmouth, Sidmouth EX10 0NU, England
Phone Number: 441395578222
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Lovely Donkeys

A wonderful place to visit, not just for the work they do but a place all the family can visit together. No entry fee just a hope that you may give a little to help their cause.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Barbara B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful place to visit, not just for the work they do but a place all the family can visit together. No entry fee just a hope that you may give a little to help their cause.

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Thank Barbara B
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, what a place, just returned home after a 3 night stay at Oakdown camping park adjacent to the sanctuary. Our 4 year old grandson had the time of his life and has made us promise to take him again. Easy promise to keep.

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Thank Linda B
tds_uk, Comms team at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review Linda - we look forward to you keeping your promise of visiting our donkeys and mules again :-) More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was interesting to see the amazing work they do here and the ponies were lovely. We went twice because there is so much to see.

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Thank Elizabeth A
tds_uk, Comms team at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thansk Elizabeth for your review, however, we don't have very many ponies, but hundreds of donkeys :-) More 

Lynton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place the donkey's are so well looked after,staff are so helpful,we were shown our donkey we adopted,ideal place for children,plenty of places to have a picnic,they have also got a tearoom which has some delicious looking cakes,they do such good work both here and abroad a lovely place to visit

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Thank Judith H
Malton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is good to know that so many donkeys which have led unhappy and often ill treated lives. can find sanctuary here.Dependent on contributions,they are at present in the midst of building operations which will result in a new hospital among other things. If you like animals and believe they should be cared for, a visit and a contribution is... More 

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Thank edwardp463
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well you need to like donkys to enjoy this but it is free. Excellent for walks and some good activities for kids which some are chargeable. I really can@ believe that there is no charge to visit. You can spend a few hours here or all day. only dwn side is most stuff is outside and weather dependent.

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Thank Kevin72London
Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With no entrance fee and plenty of parking, even at the height of the school holidays, the Donkey Sanctuary is a wonderful place to spend a day. Lots of lovely walks and dog-friendly if your dog is on the lead, plus plenty of opportunities to get up close to the gorgeous donkeys. You can see just how special this place... More 

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Thank SamandHector
tds_uk, Comms team at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for your recommendation :-) More 

Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So wonderful to see such lovely animals being well looked after! Great friendly atmosphere and lots to do, we go every time we visit the area :)

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Thank Ruth C
Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great day out for walking, getting close to donkeys and eating good ice cream. I have 3 boys ranging from 3-15, they all enjoyed it here. Great un-costly day out in the fresh air.

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Thank beautifulbutts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Donkey Sanctuary is one of my favourite places to visit ever! Beautiful animals and countryside, friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. A perfect way of spending time is at this wonderful and worthy charity. Been several times and have never been disappointed!

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