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Took the grandchildren out for the day at the donkey sanctuary enjoyable day grandchildren enjoyed... read more

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susanlP3764JU
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Donkey Heaven.

Amazing! No poo. Lovely for the donkeys but what about the homeless who live in worse... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GourmetThurlestone
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Thurlestone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

Took the grandchildren out for the day at the donkey sanctuary enjoyable day grandchildren enjoyed running around finding the various Halloween pictures The only disappointment was the prize at the end which was a bag of sweets would have been better to receive a small toy as their parents don’t like them eating sweets Overall enjoyed the day finding our way around the maze looking at all the donkeys it’s a well run place and they don’t charge to go in

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing! No poo. Lovely for the donkeys but what about the homeless who live in worse conditions!
Acres of land for about sweet 150 donkeys, all with names.
A rich Charity. As all Charities are funded one way or the other by tax payers, then perhaps they should be only for humans.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I think this is one of those can’t please everybody type of things. In order to allow the donkeys the freedom to choose whether to interact with the public, they now don’t have donkeys in the main yard areas. So in our walk around the centre we didn’t actually meet a donkey! We eventually found them up a hill contentedly grazing, but too far to walk for my wife and there was a sign saying not to go into the field, so we would not have been able to get that close. I fully understand the freedom donkeys are given to move about, plus to get away from us annoying humans. Just very different from when I last visited a number of years ago. However, if I was a retired Donkey I would think it’s the absolutely perfect place I would want to be, and at the end of the day that’s what it’s all about.

Thank colinhelen
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Free to get in, lovely walks around the area of the Sanctuary. Great Cafe serving reasonably priced food. It's find a table first then order at the counter. Nice little gift shop too. Donkeys are so well cared for, a great place to visit and explore and find out lots of information. Highly recommended.

Thank Kim O
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrived on Wednesday with my Husband and what a lovely well kept place for the donkeys. We had a lovely time walking around and you can tell that these animals are very well looked after. Had a cuppa and slice of gorgeous cheesecake in the Kitchen which has a good view looking over the fields with some of the donkeys in. Do go and have a lovely day out and support a very good cause.

Thank Rosemary C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We love to go and visit our sponsored donkeys
To see these funny beautiful creatures in so much land running free is joyous
A cafe on site and lots for children to see and do
But getting up close and personal with the donkeys is the best

Thank DebbyB23
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I knew very little about donkeys before my most recent visit to this sanctuary, given their poor reputation in classical literature and language. It appears, they are quite intelligent animals. I watched m fascinated as a Donkey starting pulling (with its' teeth its' friend\girlfriend/boyfriend by the collar around the field. Then another pair of donkeys started the same routine. Curious behaviour...

There were plenty of donkeys and the public can get close (if the donkeys choose to socialise). Also it looked incredibly fun for children.

Nice cafe, not cheap, but I had mushroom soup for £4 or £5.

All in all, a lovely stopover when hiking the coast path and a great starting point for many other walks.

Thank Emma O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the donkey sanctuary for the second time this year (earlier was March). Wanted to see our "adopted"donkey Walter and the other donkeys. All very well looked after and a lovely restaurant and shop. Good buzz in the restaurant with many families and young children. Recommended

Thank Paul N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a few hours here with the family. A really well run sanctuary. I visted previously about 15 years ago and place has grown and transformed so much since. The donkeys seem to be well looked after and there is lots to keep the young ones interested. Well worth a visit.

Thank LEE A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to many animal sanctuaries all over the world and this has got to rank as one of the best equipped, most well-run of any we have experienced. Open, bright, clean, modern, caring,with top-tier amenities for human guests. We followed around a group of 8 visitors and loved the guided tour, seeing barns, the surgery, special convalescent sheds and open field. The grounds are expansive and set in the beautiful rolling hills of the Devon countryside. On the advice of some fellow visitors, who were Devon regulars, we capped the visit with a cream tea in the restaurant. Ohhh Myyy! It was DELICIOUS! Top marks for everything about the Donkey Sanctuary!

Thank mhkay
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