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Children's holiday activities such as face painting at The Donkey Sanctuary

Summer Holiday Activities

Saturday, 23 July 2016 - 11:00am to Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 3:00pm. Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU
Stage 2: Introduction to Donkey Health Care

Stage 2: Introduction to Donkey Health Care

Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 10:30am to 4:00pm. Derbyshire Centre, Buxton

Belfast Holiday Club

Friday, 26 August 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm. 72 Ballymartin Road, Templepatrick, Belfast BT39 0BS

Manchester Saturday Club

Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm. The Donkey Sanctuary Manchester, Green Fold, Manchester M18 8RJ

Leeds Summer Fair

Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 10:30am to 4:00pm. Swan Lane, Eccup, Leeds LS16 8AZ
Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Saturday, 3 September 2016 - 10:30am to 4:00pm. Carluke, South Lanarkshire
Bray & Stay with donkeys

Bray & Stay Experience

Saturday, 3 September 2016 - 3:00pm to Sunday, 4 September 2016 - 11:00am. Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU


Demeku with her sick mother at the Alage ATVET College. Her mother passed away two days after this picture was taken

A bright future for Demeku

Demeku didn’t have the brightest of starts to life.

A story of collaboration

A story of collaboration

This story started with our marvellous mule carer Lesley, who has rehomed four of our mules in Gloucestershire, who sadly lost her...

Donkeys and Dinosaurs

Donkeys and Dinosaurs

What do donkeys and dinosaurs have in common?

Donkeys are precious companions

Something to crow about, a cracking coffee morning

I was delighted to be able to attend a recent coffee morning being hosted at a poultry breeding venture called 'Click-Cluck'.

Fun with learning

Fun with learning on Donkey Care Courses

In July, I met with fellow Donkey Welfare Adviser Liz Wright to hold a Donkey Care day at Oxhill in Warwickshire, with the kind...

Amber, Hope and the Sidmouth team

Amber’s Donkey- on tour

It’s not every day that we are treated to a celebrity visit but last week was very special, as we received a visit from not one but two...