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Main barn donkeys
Slade House Farm is the only farm open to the general public. It is home to about 200 donkeys who live in small groups. This group of donkeys live in the main barn and come out onto the main yard for donkey cuddles.
Main barn donkeys
An outside view our main barn donkeys who live at the heart of the Sanctuary. In the summer months you can see donkeys grazing in their fields and during the winter months we turn the camera around.
Buffalo Barn donkeys
Buffalo Barn along Walk C is home to our herd of gentle giants - the Poitou donkeys. The tallest in the group stands over 16hh and the smallest in the group is Barney, a standard sized donkey with attitude.
Shelter 1 donkeys
Shelter 1 is home to a group of very friendly donkeys who support events, activities and education here at the Sanctuary. This group of donkeys love meeting new people and is the first group of donkeys you see on the left when you come through the main gates.
Adoption donkeys - Star and Little Vijay
If you adopt Little Vijay or Star then this is the camera for you. Situated at Beach Boxes in the heart of the Sidmouth Sanctuary, Star is our miniature adoption donkey who lives with his miniature mum, Twiggy, and their small, but perfectly formed, friends. Little Vijay has now retired from his role as an assisted therapy riding donkey and is loving having more free time to meet visitors and hang out with his donkey friends.
Other adoption donkeys, Timothy and Walter are close by at Cottage Barn, while visitors can find Teddy at Shelter 3, Millie at Shelter 6 and Aramis at Shelter 5. All are an easy walk from the centre of the Sidmouth Sanctuary. We also offer Meet the Groom sessions at each paddock so you can find out lots more about the adoption donkeys. More details can be found at the Visitors' Centre.