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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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  • We did visit on a rainy day, but did feel signage was very poor, so we struggled to find our way around and see what was going on. 
  • A great place to go, lots to see, donkeys to stroke, the staff were amazing and a real credit to the place, wonderful for children and adults alike, amazing that the place is free, definitely go if yo...  more »
  • Used to visit every year as a child with my parents - this is back in the late 70's early 80's it was my mum's favourite place - so to be able to visit again with my granddaughter some 30+ years later...  more »