Family activity trail this half term at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon

Spring has sprung at the sanctuary, which is now alive with scents and sounds of awakening wildlife and flowers.

Did you know that the sanctuary is home to thousands of insects, animals and plants? They all rely on Drizzle and her friends to boost the biodiversity on our land. Whether they are grazing meadows or collecting seeds in their coats and spreading them around, all of our donkeys lend a helping hand to their neighbours.

Now it’s your turn to keep an eye out for the critters and plants which call the sanctuary their home. Follow Drizzle and her friends in our new family adventure trail to see who you will discover!

Drizzle’s Green Guardian’s Spring Trail combines family fun, exercise and brainpower for just £5 per trail, including a prize when you complete the trail. Just head to our Gift Shop to pick up a trail sheet and you’re ready to uncover the sanctuary’s wildlife.

Plus with a new bat beacon interactive exhibition, natural play area, daily talks, scenic walks, engaging displays, award-winning gardens and, of course, hundreds of adorable donkeys to meet, there’s so much to explore with your own herd, whatever the weather. Friendly dogs on leads are welcome too!

Take sanctuary in our Taste of the West award-winning restaurant, The Kitchen, and enjoy fresh, local, seasonal produce while soaking in the unparalleled coast and country views. Breakfasts, lunches and tempting afternoon treats are dished up daily, with every penny of profit helping donkeys and mules around the world.

Before heading home, browse our Gift Shop at leisure in the knowledge that every purchase goes towards helping donkeys in need. Packed with unique donkey-design items and souvenirs, you will find something for everyone.Make the day your own, but above all else, fall in love with our herds of donkeys.

From humble beginnings as a UK rescue mission over 50 years ago, The Donkey Sanctuary has grown into one of the world’s largest equine welfare charities.

General admission and parking at the sanctuary are FREE (donations welcome). Dogs on leads are welcome.