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The Donkey Sanctuary
Set along the Jurassic Coast near Sidmouth and nestled in the tranquil East Devon countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is The Donkey Sanctuary; an award-winning visitor attraction home to hundreds of friendly donkeys just waiting to meet you – completely free of charge.
Explore the sanctuary’s new indoor attractions and discover just why donkeys are so special through fun, interactive exhibits in the new Exhibition Barn, Understanding Donkeys Zone and Dr Svendsen’s Hut. Besides the furry residents, enjoy scenic farm trails, get lost in the hedge maze, discover the Nature Centre and venture further afield to the South West Coast Path. During school holidays there are also activities to keep the family entertained, from Easter hunts to pumpkin carving, plus demonstrations, talks and tours provided by the visitor team.
Enjoy stunning coast and country views in their Taste of the West award-winning restaurant, The Kitchen, where you’ll find freshly-prepared dishes using local, ethically sourced produce. And for a souvenir to remember your day by, the new Gift Shop is the perfect place to a pick up quality donkey-design items or gifts.
The Donkey Sanctuary celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, after being founded as a charity in 1969 by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE. Admission and parking are free (donations welcome) and the sanctuary is open from 9am, 365 days a year. Dogs are welcome on a lead, and many of the farm trails are access and bike-friendly.
- Golden Carrot Hunt 16th Feb - 5th Apr
- Junior Vet Day 11th Apr
- All Things Donkey Experience Day 24th Apr
- All Things Donkey Experience Day 22nd May
- Spring Family Fun Day & Dog Show 26th May
- Dawdle for Donkeys 15th Jun
- All Things Donkey Experience Day 19th Jun
- Car Show 7th Jul
- All Things Donkey Experience Day 17th Jul
- All Things Donkey Experience Day 24th Jul
- Junior Vet Day 30th Jul
- Summer Fair 11th Aug
- All Things Donkey Experience Day 21st Aug
- Junior Vet Day 22nd Aug
- All Things Donkey Experience Day 28th Aug
- All Things Donkey Experience Day 18th Sep
- Family Food Fair 12th Oct
- Junior Vet Day 23rd Oct
- Christmas Fair 23rd - 24th Nov
- Carols by Candlelight 13th Dec