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The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

4.7
#1 of 29 in Wildlife in Devon
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
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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  • I've visited the donkey sanctuary a number of times in the past but haven't been for a few years. They are doing lots of renovation, including a new hospital for the donkeys. They have built a new res...  more »
  • Obviously if you are no special fan of donkeys then this would leave you cold. However.....if you love donkeys you will have a fab time as you can get up close to more donkeys than you could shake a s...  more »
  • This is a great place to visit. The donkeys seemed very happy here and it was good to read the stories of the donkeys and of the sanctuary itself. The new restaurant is very nice and the breakfast tha...  more »

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