The Donkey Sanctuary

Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

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No trip to Devon is complete without visiting The Donkey Sanctuary. The Donkey Sanctuary is an award-winning visitor attraction home to lots of friendly donkeys just waiting to meet you. 

Explore everything the sanctuary has to offer, from daily talks and scenic walks to engaging exhibits or challenge yourself by taking part in our maze situated near our Buffalo Barn, home to our gentle giants, our Poitou donkeys.

Combine a visit to the sanctuary with a delicious meal at the Taste of the West award-winning restaurant; The Kitchen, where fresh, local, seasonal food and drink are served overlooking the donkeys’ paddocks and Jurassic Coast.

Great value menus are available for pre-booked groups, including traditional Devon cream teas, homemade soup and locally-made cakes, with every penny of profit helping millions of donkeys around the world.

Before heading home, don’t forget to browse the Gift Shop in the knowledge that every purchase goes towards helping donkeys. Packed with unique donkey-design items and souvenirs as well as a chance to adopt your own donkey and take a piece of the sanctuary home with you.

The sanctuary is open from 9am, 364 days a year, with free admission and parkingincluding dedicated coach lane for easy drop-off. Coach drivers eat free and a guided tour or talk is included with all group bookings. 

Pre-booking is essential with a minimum one week’s notice. For more information, visit or call 01395 578222.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)



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