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Hedgelaying at The Donkey Sanctuary

Hedgelaying with Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Events Barn, Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU
Leeds Saturday Club

Leeds Saturday Club

Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm. Swan Lane, Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AZ

Sidmouth Saturday Club

Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm. Sidmouth Donkey Assisted Therapy Centre, The Donkey Sanctuary
Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 10:30am to 4:00pm. Abbey Hey, Manchester
Donkey grooming sessions

Half Term Activities

Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 11:00am to Sunday, 21 February 2016 - 3:00pm. Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU
Birmingham Holiday Club

Birmingham Holiday Club

Monday, 15 February 2016 - 10:00am to 2:30pm. Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham B74 2YT
Junior Vet Day

Junior Vet Day

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 9:30am to 3:30pm. Slade House Farm, Sidmouth,Devon. EX10 0NU


Lucy at the time of rescue

Lucy: A little donkey with a lion heart

One of the most common questions you are asked as a donkey welfare adviser is ‘how do you cope when you have to deal with donkeys who...

Beattie with mother Rhubarb and staff from Rainbow Vets

Keeping a beady eye on behaviour helped Beattie battle the blues

The Donkey Sanctuary is continually working to highlight the importance of behaviour when assessing the individual welfare and health...

Help us treat more poorly donkeys

Donkey Hospital receives grants boost

In December we launched a campaign to try and raise funds to pay for a new Donkey Hospital.

Amber with Shocks

Amber’s Donkey - A literary celebration of donkey assisted therapy

It has been a very exciting few months for the staff and donkeys at our Donkey Assisted Therapy centre in Birmingham - and for one...

Amber's Donkey book

Amber's Donkey: New book about how a donkey and a little girl healed each other

The inspirational story of a family overcoming adversity and forming a unique bond with a rescued donkey at The Donkey Sanctuary in...

Nays with adoption donkey Pooh

Do it for Donkeys: Naomi's London Marathon

My name is Naomi Kinsman - everyone knows me as Nays - and I simply love my job as the Centre Coordinator for the Ivybridge Donkey...