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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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  • Visited early yesterday morning. We went to the wrong part to see our Ruby. A lovely lady driving a little truck took us to the right area and gave us a lot of information about the donkey sanctuary. ...  more »
  • Well what can I say. Wonderful place to see these magnificent creatures. Very nice restaurant and gift shop too. Lots of construction work going on at the moment, but only to improve what is already a...  more »
  • Rebuilding work currently ongoing so not a great deal to be seen on a cold Winter afternoon. Will all look good when they have the new vet facilities completed.  more »