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Easter Holiday Hunt

6 April 2019 (9:00am) - 22 April 2019 (5:00pm)
No booking required

Find the Easter eggs hidden around The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon! 

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Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

Take part in our special Easter adventure celebrating 50 years helping donkeys and mules in need – and claim a tasty Easter treat on completion! 

Since The Donkey Sanctuary’s foundation in 1969, the charity has rescued over 20,000 donkeys around the UK and mainland Europe. Follow the trail around the sanctuary to find the Easter eggs and discover some of the most iconic donkeys to have come into our care, before claiming your Easter egg and certificate on completion. Just £3 per Easter hunt, available from the Visitor Centre. 

Spring is a great time of year to enjoy our scenic farm trails in the beautiful East Devon countryside and meet some of our lovable resident donkeys. From the adorable miniatures to gentle giant Poitous and our adoption friends, they all have unique characters and stories just ready to be discovered. 

Over the Easter holidays we are also offering the chance to win a VIP Bray & Stay experience for up to 4 people, when signing up for our new Dawdle for Donkeys fundraising walk on 15 June*. The family-friendly 5k and adventurous 10k course will take in the stunning walks around the sanctuary overlooking the world famous Jurassic Coast and is the perfect way to get out and about while raising vital funds for donkeys in need. Find out more about our Dawdle for Donkeys charity challenge.

During your visit why not join one of the fascinating tours, talks and demonstrations provided by the visitor team. And explore the exciting new indoor attractions to discover just why donkeys are so special through fun, interactive displays in the new Exhibition Barn, Understanding Donkeys Zone and Dr Svendsen’s Hut. 
Enjoy stunning coast and country views from our Taste of the West award-winning restaurant, The Kitchen, where you'll also find freshly-prepared, seasonal dishes using local, ethically sourced produce.  Hearty breakfasts, luscious lunches and tempting treats are served daily from 9am to 5pm. And for unique donkey-design items and souvenirs to remember your visit by, head to the new Gift Shop. 

The Donkey Sanctuary celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, after being founded as a charity in 1969 by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE. It has many achievements to celebrate and a renewed vision for the future that will transform the welfare of donkeys and mules across the world. 

Entry and parking at the sanctuary is FREE (donations welcome). Dogs on leads are welcome.

Further information

01395 578222 |

All proceeds help fund the work of The Donkey Sanctuary Worldwide.

*Dawdle for Donkeys prize draw terms and conditions: By signing up for the Dawdle for Donkeys at The Donkey Sanctuary from 6th to 22nd April 2019 inclusive, you will automatically be entered into our prize draw to win a Bray & Stay experience for up to four people, on either 8-9 June 2019 or 30 Aug-1 Sept 2019 (subject to availability). One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by Friday 26 April. By entering into this prize draw, you agree to allow The Donkey Sanctuary to store, process and deal with your details in order to administer the prize draw and to notify the winner. This prize draw is open to anyone aged 18+ years or over except employees of The Donkey Sanctuary, their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the draw. The prize consists of the elements as described above and no cash alternative will be offered. The prize cannot be exchanged or transferred to anyone else. This prize draw and these terms and conditions are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute with a UK resident arising out of or in connection with this prize draw. The Donkey Sanctuary reserve the right to amend or withdraw the promotion at any time. The Donkey Sanctuary’s decision is final.