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Walter's Winter Checklist

24 November 2018 (9:00am) - 15 February 2019 (4:00pm)
No booking required

Help Walter keep warm this winter and claim your prize on completion of the trail at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon.

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Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

Do you know what special treatment Walter, one of our adoption heroes, and the rest of our donkeys need during winter to keep them happy and healthy? 

Help our donkeys get winter ready by making sure they have had all their health checks and are warm and comfortable now the temperature is starting to drop. Follow the trail around the sanctuary and record the items you find, on Walter’s Winter Checklist, before claiming your prize and certificate. Just £3 per trail. 

So wrap-up warm this winter and get the family outdoors for a meet and greet with some of the hundreds of friendly donkeys who are cared for here in Sidmouth, including our gentle giant Poitou donkeys, the lovable adoption donkeys and our ever-so cute miniature donkeys. 

We’re constantly updating our programme of things to do and see here at the sanctuary, so make the most of your visit with our fascinating tours, talks and demonstrations delivered by our knowledgeable staff - just head to the main entrance 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 are so special through fun, interactive displays in the new Exhibition Barn, Understanding Donkeys Zone and Dr Svendsen’s Hut. 

Get cosy in The Kitchen restaurant with freshly-prepared, wholesome dishes using local, ethically sourced produce, alongside stunning views over the donkeys’ paddocks and Jurassic Coast. Hearty breakfasts, luscious lunches and tempting treats are served daily from 9am to 4pm, as well as super Sunday roasts each week from 12pm to 2pm – but don’t forget to book! And before heading home, a visit to the brand new Gift Shop is a must for all those unique donkey-design items and gifts to suit every pocket.

Entry and parking at the sanctuary is FREE. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Further information

01395 578222 |

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