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2018 Summer Fair

12 August 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
No booking required

Make a day at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth the highlight of your summer holidays with our 2018 Summer Fair!

50.6974059, -3.189589

Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

Bigger and better every year, the Summer Fair provides serious feel-good fun for all the family. Included in this year’s awesome line-up is:

Live music and entertainment 

  • Sunshine Samba
  • Static Charge
  • Telstar
  • Punch & Judy shows from The Puppetree Company
  • Magic & balloon modelling from Emazdad The Magician

Family fun and games

  • Bounce around the crazy castles
  • Have a go at archery
  • Enjoy traditional games including skittles, splat the rat, hook a duck, horse racing, hoopla, human fruit machine, flip the frog, wheel of fortune, welly wanging, duck race, coconut shy and tombola.
  • Zoom around on the Go Karts
  • Brave the climbing wall if you dare
  • See our donkeys on board trailer rides around the sanctuary
  • Get your face painted and add some sparkle with glitter tattoos
  • Have your picture on the tractor, gator and giant deck chair
  • Take a look at the vintage tractors and vehicles

Donkey demonstrations

  • Meet and greet Adoption Donkey’s Hannah and Cocoa
  • Donkey ‘MOT’ from our veterinary department
  • Brushes and hoof picks, everything to know about donkey grooming
  • Life of a Donkey Assisted Therapy donkey

Fabulous food and drink

  • Flaming Good Pizza Co
  • Shakers
  • Stinky Vintage
  • La Cantina Street Kitchen
  • Beetle Juice
  • Sue’s Donuts
  • Sausage World
  • The Crepe Canteen
  • Divine Ices

Craft and produce stalls

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


£2 per adults, under 12s FREE. Free parking and dogs on leads welcome.

Paying adults receive entry into our prize draw to win a bundle of family tickets to the following family attractions in Devon: The National Marine Aquarium, Dartmoor Zoo, River Dart Country Park and World of Country Life. A winner will be drawn and announced on the day.

Further information

01395 573156 |

Trade stands

Booking essential for traders, please contact us on 01395 573156 or

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