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All Things Donkey Experience Day

21 August 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.

50.6966458, -3.190148

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.

Other dates available


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. Please read the terms and conditions before booking. 

Pre-booking is essential and spaces are limited. For further information and to book, please call 01395 573156 or email

VIP experiences

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. The session includes a range of fantastic activities like 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, 11am-1pm (other times available by request).

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.