The Donkey Sanctuary is pleased to welcome a new way for tourists and residents to visit the attraction during summer 2010. This year, for the first time, Sidmouth town’s seasonal Hopper Bus service will be calling at the Sanctuary four times a day, making visits even easier.
Each summer, with the support of local businesses, Sidmouth council runs the free Hopper Bus service to provide transport around the town and its surrounding area. This year sees the addition of a stop off at the popular attraction on its Sidmouth to Branscombe route.
Visitors Facilities Manager, Dean Hancock, says: “It’s fantastic that the Hopper Bus service will be stopping at The Donkey Sanctuary four times a day throughout the summer. As one of the top tourist attractions in the area, the Sanctuary is an ideal place for this great local service to call in at. Visitors to the area will be able to enjoy all that beautiful Sidmouth has to offer and also pay a visit to meet our lovely rescued donkeys.”
The Sanctuary is home to over 500 rescued donkeys and is open 365 days per year with free admission and parking. Set in beautiful rolling countryside, visitors can enjoy any of the eight walks around the site which incorporates a fun maze, video room, nature centre and family picnic areas. Visitors can meet and cuddle donkeys in the Main Yard. The site has a Visitors’ Centre with a well stocked gift shop and the Hayloft Restaurant offers a range of delicious, freshly-made, local and traditional meals and snacks.
For timetables and information about the Hopper Bus service, visit www.eastdevonaonb.org.uk.