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Latest News

Donkeys are sentient animals

Cautious welcome to government u-turn on animal welfare clause

The Donkey Sanctuary has given a cautious welcome to a sudden change of heart by the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs...

Lion Opera group. All rights reserved Kicki Frisch.

Donkeys and lions take centre stage in new children’s operas

The Donkey Sanctuary has joined forces with the Born Free Foundation, LionAid and Olsen Verlag publishers in supporting #lionopera, by...

Adoption donkey Pooh with a rug

Help a donkey through the winter weather

The nights are rolling in, the temperature gauge is dropping and we’re all beginning to wrap up warm for winter.

Forthcoming events

Fun for all the family with the 12 Donkeys of Christmas Spotter Trail

12 Donkeys of Christmas Spotter Trail

24 November 2017 to 24 December 2017. Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU
Unique handmade stockings at the Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Fair

25 November 2017 to 26 November 2017. Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU
The Kitchen restaurant overlooking The Donkey Sanctuary

Monday Club at The Kitchen

27 November 2017. The Kitchen restaurant