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The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth
(4.7/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
More than 500 gentle donkeys welcome you to their home at The Donkey Sanctuary at Slade Farm--the main headquarters of this international charity. Where else can you challenge your children to spot a miniature donkey roaming free in the fields, and pet a gentle giant called a Poitou? Five walking trails accommodate everyone's ability: one leads to a wildflower meadow, another leads you to the nature center, and others are bicycle friendly. Your children will love getting lost in the giant maze, going on a treasure hunt, and picnicking on the farm. Plus, dogs are permitted. There's no entrance fee, but you're encouraged to contribute at any of the donation boxes scattered throughout the grounds. Another delicious way to contribute is by eating breakfast, lunch, or a snack at Hayloft Restaurant, since they donate all of their proceeds to the sanctuary. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Donkey Sanctuary and many more Sidmouth attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sidmouth vacation generator.
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  • No trip to East Devon would surely be complete without a visit to the Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth. Set amongst acres of fields and enclosures many rescued Donkeys are looked after here by this wond...  more »
  • Took a lady who has dementia ,it was lovely to be able to get close to the donkeys , lots of car parking spaces, although there is a lot of building work going on at the moment . It didn't ruin our vi...  more »
  • Popped in here, on our way home, nice place to take the kids. the Donkeys looked happy & healthly. Would go back