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The Adoption Donkey Guess Who Trail

13 July 2019 (9:00am) - 17 October 2019 (5:00pm)
No booking required

This summer enjoy a game of guess the adoption donkey at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon - and win a prize!

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The Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

Do you know which of our adoption donkey friends is the most playful, has the fluffiest ears or is the biggest of the herd? This summer get to know our nine adoption donkeys in Sidmouth with this entertaining family trail that combines fun, exercise and brainpower.

There is a different adoption friend hiding behind the stable doors located around the sanctuary – see if you can guess which donkey is where, using the clues provided on the trail sheet. Don’t worry if you can’t guess straight away, just go to the location of each stable to solve the clue and reveal the mystery donkey. Using the donkey stickers provided, complete the trail sheet and WIN a prize. Just £3 per trail, including prize and certificate on completion.

As well as our adoption donkeys there are hundreds more cared for at the sanctuary just waiting to meet you, including the gentle giant Poitous and the adorable miniature donkeys. The scenic trails are at their very best at this time of year, making it a great time to stroll around the paddocks, through Hermitage Woods and even down to the sea. Little ones can burn off steam in the maze and outdoor play area too. Just make sure you’ve got appropriate footwear, and if you’re venturing far – take replenishments!

In addition to family activities during the school holidays, we run a series of popular events throughout the year and this summer is no exception. Our Primary Times award-winning Summer Fair will return to the sanctuary on Sunday 11 August. Bigger and better every year, the event provides feel-good fun for all the family including live music and entertainment, games and activities, donkey demonstrations, local food and drink, and a pop-up shopping village featuring local crafts and goods.

In other exciting news, our award-winning 'Donkeys Matter' garden created for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 to celebrate our 50th anniversary, is now on display at the sanctuary. It demonstrates the vital importance of donkeys in providing some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities with access to clean, fresh water. Learn about our worldwide work and why donkeys are so special through fun, interactive displays in our new indoor attractions or join one of the daily tours, talks or demonstrations to discover more about our furry residents and how we are working to transform their lives.

Take sanctuary in our Taste of the West Gold award-winning restaurant, The Kitchen, where you can enjoy fresh, local, seasonal produce while soaking in the unparalleled coast and country views. 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.

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