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The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary

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

  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • James H
    Trip Type:
    Donkey heaven
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th March 2018
    I had never been to the sanctuary before even though I'd driven past lots of times and had sponsored a donkey. Firstly, it's free and they do great work rescuing donkeys that have been malreated. We... Read full review
  • nbennett480
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Still a fantastic place to come
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 16th March 2018
    We have been coming here for the past 7 years. And have noticed that the sanctuary has made vast improvements. It is now a fantastic place to visit. The donkeys are well looked after, you can see... Read full review
  • beejack2018
    Barnstaple, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Donkey sanctuary restaurant
    2 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th March 2018
    I know this is a charity needing money for its key objectives but I would not recommend using the cafe/restaurant, better to take your own refreshments and pop a donation in a collection point. We... Read full review


Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

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


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site
  • Restaurant - Seating 230 inside, plus 40 outside

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs on leads welcome
  • Toilets


  • Visit The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth

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.

Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU
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Tel01395 578222

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • Devon TourismDevon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp Devon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2017

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