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“a great place to visit with children”

The Donkey Sanctuary
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 28, 2013

somewhere you can go and not charged to go in. and somewhere you can eat or have a picnic and spend allday

Thank maurice s
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

We visited here on 24th October. We were so impressed with care and dedication of all the staff. If your anything like me take some tissues with u as some of donkey's stories brought tears to my eyes. They don't charge for entry but please make a donation it all goes for the care of the donkeys. Well done to every one at the centre for the care you give these wonderful animals.

1  Thank mrsredtailnut
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Very spacious and looked well run and organised, free entry so make a donation ! We arrived late in the day so very quiet, but nice loos and would have had a drink or food if it had still been open. Good for children.

1  Thank sfc282d
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Absolutely brilliant place to visit. My wife has an adoptive donkey & she likes to visit him at least once a year; the day out can be enjoyed by young & old complete with interaction with the donkeys in the Main Yard, it is also wheelchair friendly.

Thank Colin B
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Took my 2 daughters (30 + 32) to see their adopted donkeys. We''d not been for a while so noticed all the changes.
They were excited putting a name to a donkey! Timothy was definitely a character, got some cracking photos of him (I will add) Little Vjay was a calm boy.
It was interesting to see the different varieties of donkey's/mules. Could watch them for hours! So good to know they are all loved and cared for.
Staff were friendly, but told us how many donkeys were in Ireland awaiting transportation to the UK, so sad. Animal cruelty is a pet hate of all my family.
There's no entry fee, so hopefully people donate, or buy from the shop.
A definite must to visit, there were more adult than kids there the day we went :O)

Thank Peggalina
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