Come and visit the donkeys and mules in our care at our sanctuaries across the country.

Our Sidmouth headquarters is open to the public 9am - 4.30pm seven days a week. A visit to our Sidmouth sanctuary does not require pre-booking.

Our regional sanctuaries (Belfast, Birmingham, Ivybridge, Leeds and Manchester) are open to visitors at select times on Saturdays and the first Sunday of each month. A pre-booked ticket is required.

The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth

Regional sanctuaries

Due to the impact of the pandemic, we have changed our opening times to every Saturday and one Sunday a month. Learn more about our new visitor experience

There is an online booking system with limited tickets for morning and afternoon visits. The visit remains free of charge, but a ticket will be essential for you to gain entry.