The Donkey Sanctuary

Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

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The Donkey Sanctuary
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The Kitchen provides an impressive back drop to any event, with views over The Donkey Sanctuary and the rolling hills of Devon to the sea. This new space projects a tranquil atmosphere enabling delegates to enjoy your event and relax as they network.

Perfectly situated to serve the whole of East Devon and West Dorset including Exeter, Axminster and Honiton, The Kitchen is located just a few minutes from Sidmouth and only 13 miles from Junction 30 of the M5.

Catering equally well for conferences, seminars, training and team building exercises for up to 100 delegates, The Kitchen can accommodate various layouts and room configurations. It can be booked for half a day (8.30am until 12.30pm or 1.00pm until 5.00pm), a full day (9.00pm until 5.00pm) or for an evening (from 5.30pm onwards). A range of equipment and technology can also be provided to suit any event, including staging, public address systems, lighting and display systems. Free Wifi access and on-site parking is included with all events.

In-house dining is provided by head chef, Chris Morris and his team who have all been recruited from some of the finest restaurants in Devon. Expect a menu of local and ethically sourced produce, including a delicious range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. The Kitchen is also able to offer a selection of wines and other alcoholic beverages or arrange for a full bar and waiting staff.

Rest assured, you will be provided with facilities and services to the highest standards at The Kitchen.

For information on prices, menus and bespoke packages please contact Gemma Rowsell on 01395 573154 or

Guide Prices

Maximum number of delegates: 100
Meeting rooms: 2

For information on prices, menus and bespoke packages please contact Gemma Rowsell on 01395 573154 or

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Open from 9am – 5pm, 364 days a year. Venue hire is not available during peak times (school holidays).



  • Complimentary car parking for delegates
  • Exclusive Use
  • Free Wi-Fi for all delegates


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Bar - Can be provided on request.
  • Cater for Special Diets
  • Catering by in house chefs
  • Locally sourced produce
  • Restaurant
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Access to PC
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air-conditioning throughout - Climate-controlled temperature system.
  • Areas for Team building
  • AV Equipment
  • AV Technician Available
  • 'Break-out' Space for Informal Meetings
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • Central heating throughout - Climate controlled heating
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Conference facilities
  • Electric car charging points
  • Flipchart and Pens
  • Free car parking
  • Lecturn / Podium / Stage
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Locally-sourced produce
  • Microphone / Amp System
  • Multimedia / Digital Projector
  • Number of people seated - Up to 100 delegates.
  • On-site car parking
  • On-site coach parking
  • Open All Year - Venue hire unavailable during peak periods (school holidays).
  • Whiteboard and Pens
  • Wi-Fi available

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Unique venue

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On Bus Route
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential

Room / Unit Features

  • All rooms offer natural daylight
  • Equipment hire available

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available



Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Donkey Sanctuary is just 30 minutes from the M5 junction 30 at Exeter on the A3052. Drive through Sidford and follow the brown tourist signs for The Donkey Sanctuary at the top of the hill. 

The A35 and the A30 also serve East Devon and the Jurassic Coast.



Public Transport Directions

Local bus routes serving The Donkey Sanctuary include the 899 Axe Valley Mini Travel as well as the Jurassic Coast services X53, X54 Coastlinx and 52A.

The nearest train station is Honiton, just 10 miles from The Donkey Sanctuary




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