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All Things Donkey Experience Day

18 September 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
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Love donkeys? Ever wanted to go behind the scenes at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon? If so, then our exclusive donkey experience days are for you.

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Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

Our unique experience allows you to get hands-on with our friendly donkeys, experience meeting and caring for them, and enjoy a mid-morning treat of tea and cake in our fantastic new restaurant, The Kitchen.

There will be grooming and plenty of time for cuddles, a chance to feed and exercise the donkeys, the glamorous but most important task of mucking out their stables and an in depth guided tour of the farm.

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime to experience working closely with our lovable residents and learn all about them from our knowledgeable staff.

The Experience runs from 9am - 1pm, leaving plenty of time afterwards to explore the rest of the sanctuary or have lunch at our on-site restaurant.

The All Things Donkey Experience is a fully immersive group experience with an itinerary of interesting and hands-on donkey-related activities that costs £100 per person, including tea and delicious cake from our restaurant.

VIP experience

If a group experience isn't your thing, we offer a two-hour one-to-one session with the donkeys for the cost of £80 per person.

The experience includes a range of hands-on donkey activities including donkey grooming, donkey care and also a special ‘meet and greet’ with our gentle giants, the Poitous. There will of course be plenty of time for photos too.

Available Monday - Friday, starting at 10.30am or 1.30pm. Please note we require 14 days’ notice to book a VIP experience.

Junior VIP experience

We also offer a junior VIP experience for children aged 6 - 16 years for the cost of £60 per child.

This two-hour experience includes a meet and greet with our special donkeys who provide Donkey-Assisted Therapy sessions, donkey grooming and making an enrichment toy for the donkeys to play with. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Available Monday 21, Tuesday 22 and Thursday 24 October, from 13:30pm – 15:30pm (subject to availability).


Pre-booking is essential for all experiences and spaces are limited. Please read the terms and conditions before booking.

For further information and to book, please call 01395 573156 or email

The perfect gift

Our exclusive experiences make ideal birthday or Christmas presents and we have gift vouchers available, which can be sent directly to the recipient with a personalised message. Please call 01395 573156 or email if you would like to purchase a gift voucher.