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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

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Isle Wight donkey sanctuary

Great place for young children to see donkeys. They are well looked after . Nice cuppa tea although... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jan C
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Bath, United Kingdom
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A visit and a donation

Ive never seen so many donkeys in one place! They do brilliant work here. There’s a shop and cafe... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
alx1
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SE England
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Lower Winstone Farm St. Johns Road | Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3AA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place for young children to see donkeys. They are well looked after . Nice cuppa tea although in a paper cup but this didn’t affect the taste also we had a nice welcome from the lady on the gate. Dogs are allowed 😊

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ive never seen so many donkeys in one place! They do brilliant work here. There’s a shop and cafe too.

Thank alx1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been a couple of times and love the donkeys are well looked after and fed well .its a dog friendly place as well

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is good to see the donkeys are being cared for, I was surprised about the number being looked after. There is plenty of room for the anilmals and for people to move around also

Thank Padureni
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to visit if you have little ones, which we don't, and it is free. A voluntary donation only.

Thank Darryl P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a little gem. 200+ donkeys to stroke (if they let you) and a little coffee shop with all proceeds going to the donkeys. Free entry with options to adopt a donkey or give a donation to help the charity.

Thank MidwifeSharan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place to stop and see the donkeys and it’s free too. The staff were very friendly too. Worth a visit.

Thank hannaha497
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is great place to visit with young children our daughter always enjoys herself. Lots of donkeys to see. And bonus it's free. Cafe is clean and the staff are very friendly. My daughter adopted a donkey and they happily went and got her adopted...More

Thank Louisew08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with the kids when it was banging it down. The kids loved it. Almost 100 donkeys to look for, a Decent cafe too. The place is free, but obviously we wouldn’t have left without making a donation to help the place out. The...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love Donkeys then this is the place for you. All the Donkeys on site have a story to share, they all have names & are mostly identifiable as the name names on their necklaces. Some are rescued, some are donated, retired + many...More

Thank scrappinpaws
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Response from PrincessBellexx | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, on leads. Our dog was a bit freaked out by it all, but you could take him out into the fields for a little way. Overall, I think he quite enjoyed it!
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SurreyValentine
March 28, 2018|
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Response from elwick11 | Reviewed this property |
You will probably be shown round (we were as a group) the tour took about an hour but it was wet so most of this time was spent inside the buildings. I believe that there is a small shop which I did not go into, you can... More
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Ihtppdx
March 2, 2017|
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Response from Isle of Wight D | Property representative |
Absolutely you can enjoy our animals ! We are a happy place and our animals are the lucky ones !
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