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The Donkey Sanctuary

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Type:Animal Collection

Slade House Farm
EX10 0NU

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - from 2498 review(s)from 2498 review(s)

Tel: 01395 578222

Fax: 01395 579266

The Donkey Sanctuary

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Donations WelcomeFree
Donations WelcomeFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • nbennett480
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Still a fantastic place to come
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 16th March 2018
    We have been coming here for the past 7 years. And have noticed that the sanctuary has made vast improvements. It is now a fantastic place to visit. The donkeys are well looked after, you can see... Read full review
  • beejack2018
    Barnstaple, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Donkey sanctuary restaurant
    2 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th March 2018
    I know this is a charity needing money for its key objectives but I would not recommend using the cafe/restaurant, better to take your own refreshments and pop a donation in a collection point. We... Read full review
  • Stephen B
    Devon, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Still beautiful, but sadly a little scruffy this time
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th March 2018
    Great as always, but sadly the floor of the restaurant was covered in crumbs, rubbish and mud (tables clean), wi-if broken for over a week, very dusty floor in the new main toilets, debris and small... Read full review


Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Seating 200 inside, 40 outside.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs on leads welcome
  • On-site coach parking
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Prior Bookings

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Sanctuary is situated just 30 minutes from the M5 Junction on the A3052 between Sidford and Seaton. On leaving Sidford follow the brown tourist sign at the top of the hill.

Public Transport Directions

Bus stops are located within easy walking distance for the following services: Axe Valley Mini Travel 899, Stagecoach 52a and the Coastlinx 53/54 Jurassic Coast. If you are on foot, access to the Sanctuary can be found via Weston Mouth on the South West Coast Path whilst cyclists will find us on National Cycle Network route 2.


  • Devon TourismDevon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp Devon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2017

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
The Donkey Sanctuary (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Open 9am - Dusk

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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