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Summer Fair

11 August 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
No booking required

Make a day at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon the highlight of your summer!

50.6966458, -3.190148

Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

Join us in our 50th anniversary year at our award-winning Summer Fair; bigger and better than ever before, enjoy a day full of feel-good family fun. Some of the highlights in this year’s fantastic programme include:

Live music and family entertainment 

  • From 80’s rock classics to current chart toppers, the East Devon Rock Choir will have you singing along in no time! 
  • Anthemic singalong choruses and audience-pleasing stadium pop-rock sounds from Devon-based band, Horizonz.
  • High end, high energy performances from The Haus Band, playing their own covers of tunes from the 70's through to the present day. 
  • Punch & Judy shows from The Puppetree Company.
  • Magic shows, circus skills and balloon modelling from multi-award-winning, magician and children’s entertainer, Ozzy D. 
  • Family Yoga Session with Simple Wellbeing. 

Family fun and games

  • Traditional games including hook a duck, horse racing, human fruit machine, flip the frog, wheel of fortune, welly wanging, duck race, coconut shy and teddy tombola
  • Bungee trampolines and bouncy castles.
  • Have a go at archery with Lacetown Archery.
  • Zoom around with Go Kart Party.
  • KIK OFF inflatable games. 
  • Trailer rides around the sanctuary.
  • Face painting & glitter tattoos.
  • Get some family photos on our tractor and giant deck chair.
  • Meet some of our friendly residents in donkey corner or head over the road to the sanctuary to meet hundreds more. 
  • Explore The Donkey Sanctuary village and learn about different areas of our charitable work in the UK and around the world. 
  • Pick a prize raffle with some fantastic prizes up for grabs.

Donkey demonstrations

  • The benefits to donkey massage - from our expert veterinary team. 
  • Donkey enrichment workshops - little ones can have a go at making some tasty enrichment toys for our donkeys. 
  • Did you know? - discover interesting facts about our furry residents.
  • Brushes and hoof picks - learn everything about donkey grooming.  
  • Donkey MOT - an interactive look at veterinary examinations of donkeys. 
  • Meet a Donkey Welfare Advisor - hear more about our Rescue and Rehoming work here in the UK. 

Fabulous food and drink 

  • BUN (vegan)
  • Bar Nova
  • Camper Coffee
  • Chunk of Devon
  • Divine Ices
  • Fairfoods
  • Fanny Annie’s
  • Flaming Good Pizza Co. 
  • Good Game
  • Jacket Potato Man
  • Shakers - Exmouth
  • The Crepe Canteen & Churros

Pop-up shopping village 

From local crafts to food produce - we have it all in our pop-up shopping village. 


£2.50 including prize draw entry, under 12s FREE. Free parking and dogs on leads welcome.

Further information

01395 573156 |

All proceeds go directly to the worldwide work of The Donkey Sanctuary.