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The Donkey Sanctuary

Add The Donkey Sanctuary to your Itinerary

Type:Animal Collection

Slade House Farm
Sidmouth
Devon
EX10 0NU

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - from 2426 review(s)from 2426 review(s)

Tel: 01395 578222

Fax: 01395 579266

Donkey Sanctuary

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Donations WelcomeFree
Donations WelcomeFree

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1932
  • Very Good
    378
  • Average
    83
  • Poor
    21
  • Terrible
    12

Recent Reviews:

  • joeybrownbill
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Nice to visit for a couple of hours
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 17th November 2017
    It’s a really nicely laid-out site and the restaurant is amazing! Worth a trip in itself. Probably don’t need more than a couple of hours there. It’s free, donations only Read full review
  • shanniematthews
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Worth the visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 14th November 2017
    Really enjoyed walking round here, was in Devon/Dorset visiting family and thought its worth checking a few places whilst we were down, you won't regret the visit, well worth the visit. plus its free Read full review
  • Zappafan5797
    Hanover, Canada
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Where was Donkey Hoatay?
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 12th November 2017
    Really loved it here. Amazed that it was free. Lots of donkeys to see and pet and hear their stories. They have come from all over the world to this place, even had 3 from Canada. The staff were very... Read full review

Facilities

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Guide dogs only inside the restaurant.
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

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

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Restaurant seating 50 inside, 70 outside.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

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

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs on leads welcome
  • 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.

Awards

  • 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 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday09:0017:00*
Tuesday09:0017:00*
Wednesday09:0017:00*
Thursday09:0017:00*
Friday09:0017:00*
Saturday09:0017:00*
Sunday09:0017:00*

* Open to Dusk

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

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