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The Adoption Donkey Hide & Seek Trail

16 July 2018 (9:00am) - 19 October 2018 (5:00pm)
No booking required

Enjoy a game of hide and seek this summer with The Donkey Sanctuary's adoption donkeys in Sidmouth, Devon.

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Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

The adoption donkeys love playing hide and seek with our grooms’ and vets’ equipment and they now need your help finding the items that our lovable adoption donkeys have hidden around the sanctuary.

Take this entertaining trail with family and friends, and as well as meeting hundreds of friendly donkeys grazing blissfully in their summer paddocks, you’ll also be rewarded for your help. The trail is just £3 including a treat on completion and you will make our grooms and vets very happy too!

Make the most of your visit to the sanctuary by joining our morning tour led by one of our knowledgeable guides, and for an in-depth insight into the lives of our adoption donkeys make sure you attend one of our Meet the Groom sessions. Each day our expert staff will also deliver a fascinating talk on all things donkey, you’ll be able to interact with donkeys on their daily walk around the sanctuary and make sure you catch the donkey grooming demonstration – we promise you’ll enjoy it just as much as they do. Just head to the new Visitor Centre on arrival for all the details.

Come rain or shine we’ve got you covered with our exciting new indoor attractions, where you’ll discover just why donkeys matter through fun, interactive displays in the new Exhibition Barn, Understanding Donkeys Zone and Dr Svendsen’s Hut.

The fun doesn’t stop there; see if you can find your way around the maze, let off some steam in the farm-themed outdoor play area and learn about the other species inhabiting the sanctuary at the nature centre. For the adventurous, you can stroll down to the beach but be prepared for a challenge on the way back.

In between all of this, you’ll want to take a breather in The Kitchen restaurant; overlooking the donkeys’ paddocks and Jurassic Coast, it is the perfect spot in which to relax with freshly prepared dishes using local, ethically sourced produce. And don’t forget to visit the brand new Gift Shop for donkey-design items to suit every pocket.


Trails are just £3 each including a prize. Entry and parking at the sanctuary is FREE. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Further information

01395 573156 |

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