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The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

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#1 of 27 in Wildlife in Devon
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. Add The Donkey Sanctuary to your Sidmouth travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sidmouth day trip planning website .
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  • August 21, 2017
    Visited with 2 children and 4 adults. Had a lovely wander, children followed adoption trail. We took the easier blue route walk and all enjoyed. Gift shop was pleasant and stock appropriate and focuse...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    We called here today just before lunch with the children. An enjoyable morning, the sun was shining so even better, the donkeys very friendly, it was immaculately tidy and clean. We stopped off in the...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    lovely day/ half day out, good to see donkeys and generally wander around in the outdoors, connects to some longer country walks for those that want to stretch there legs. The kitchen is good and give...  more »

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