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Volunteers wanted to build boxes for Devon’s wildlife

The Donkey Sanctuary is welcoming volunteers to its Woodland Box Volunteer Day near Sidmouth on Wednesday 23 August from 10am to 4pm....

Fun and games at the Summer Fair

The Donkey Sanctuary Summer Fair

Bigger and better than ever, The Donkey Sanctuary’s 2017 Summer Fair is set to be Devon’s family fun day of the summer, being held on...

Fun at The Donkey Sanctuary

Summer adventure at The Donkey Sanctuary

Visit The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth this summer for a donkey adventure, including the Around the World Trail and a fun interactive...

Forthcoming events

Around the World trail

Summer at The Donkey Sanctuary

21 July 2017 to 3 September 2017. Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU
Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

Stage 1: Introduction to Donkey Care

19 August 2017. Eccup, Leeds
I Love Donkeys

Leeds 'I Love Donkeys' Donkey Interaction Experience

21 August 2017. The Donkey Sanctuary Leeds, Swan Lane, Eccup, Leeds LS16 8AZ