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The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 1,800+ 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 stayed nearby the donkey sanctuary and visited everyday with our dogs, such a dog friendly place. It's amazing place to see the passion they have for the welfare of donkeys. The hayloft restaurant ...  read more »
  • Visit it often as even with the extensive building works going on it is still very peaceful place . This is a place that is all about the Donkeys and mules and the good works that this international c...  read more »
  • Such a beautiful place. Over 300 donkeys rescued from all over England. Friendly and informative staff. Restaurant serves wholesome food that is picked up from a counter cafeteria style. Hot choclolat...  read more »
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