Situated near Buxton and founded in 1991, our Derbyshire sanctuary covers almost 20 acres. Although not open to the general public, we do hold several events and courses throughout the year.

The Donkey Sanctuary, Ashbourne Road, Hurdlow, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9QQ.


  • Car park (limited spaces)
  • Toilets

Group visits

We welcome many different group visits, including school visits. Please contact us on 01395 578222 if you are interested in organising a group visit.


Our full accessibility statement outlines all the details for visitors planning a day at The Donkey Sanctuary.