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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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  • Friendly staff, knowledgable workers who are approachable and kind. Reasonable prices and they don't beg or ask for donations , very good experience 
  • I loved walking around the paddocks and watching the donkeys and being able to stroke them when they came up to the fence! It was free entry and we made a donation for all the hard work they do. Will ...  more »
  • The evening in the barn with candlelight and donkeys was quite special. There was a special atmosphere with the candle lights, singing and the brass band playing Christmas Carols. The shop served mull...  more »