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Get festive with the family at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon and discover what the adoption donkeys are getting in their Christmas stockings for a present of your own.
It wouldn’t be Christmas if the donkeys didn’t get a present (and a stocking to hide it in)! Follow the trail to find the nine stockings located around the sanctuary and reveal what each of the adoption donkeys has got in theirs – just like it’s Christmas morning.
Each of the nine adoption donkeys has a different gift in their stocking, so use the stickers provided to match the donkey with their special gift. Get all nine right and claim your own present from the Gift Shop as well as a certificate from Father Christmas to say well done. This festive family trail combines fun, exercise and brainpower, and is just £3 per trail, including the present and certificate on completion.
As well as the adoption donkeys there are hundreds more cared for at the sanctuary just waiting to meet you, including the gentle giant Poitous and the adorable miniature donkeys. So wrap-up warm and get the family outdoors for a wintry walk along scenic farm trails, following them around the paddocks, through Hermitage Woods and even down to the sea.
Take sanctuary in the Gold Taste of the West award-winning restaurant, The Kitchen, where you can enjoy fresh, local, seasonal produce alongside unparalleled coast and country views. For those unique Christmas gifts that keep on giving, head to the new Gift Shop where you’ll find quality donkey-design items, local produce, hand-crafted goods and donkey experience vouchers.
Entry and parking at the sanctuary is FREE. Dogs on leads are welcome.