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“A major money maker”

The Donkey Sanctuary
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Woodbury Salterton, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A major money maker”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

I could not be cruel to animals but the Donkey Sanctuary seems to be taking over East Devon and it earns more money than the Devon Air Ambulance. This is just lots of donkeys, some looking pretty sick, and every way possible to get money from visitors. Look at the wall of plaques dedicated to people who left money in their wills!

Visited August 2012
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Gloucester
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely place, heart warming.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Really nice place for the family or even individuals. Great to see all the donkeys out in the fields or in the barns rolling in hay. Lovely little cafe, which I think they should potentially invest in if they have any project money left, as it fills very easily.
The place is very well maintained and is a pleasure to visit, especially as its free entry. Just remember to donate instead.

Visited October 2012
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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Donkey Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have been to the Donkey Sanctuary many time over the years always enjoy it and love seeing ALL the donkeys. It give you a warm feeling to see they are now so well cared for after many of them have had such a sad and often cruel life before they came there. Well done to everyone who works there and to Mrs Svendsen for her dream of helping them all origionaly. A very special lady.

Visited September 2012
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you are in the area do call at the Donkey Sanctuary! It is a great place with lots to see. There is also a lovely cafe!

Visited October 2012
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great work being done”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

I always start off feeling sad when I visit the Sanctuary and then realise just how much hard and dedicated work is put into looking after the donkeys that have been badly treated. You can tell they know they are love and safe. Great place to visit for all ages.

Visited September 2012
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