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The Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU

By Car

The nearest motorway to The Donkey Sanctuary is the M5 which serves the West Country. Getting off at Junction 30 at Exeter will take you on the A3052 for 13 miles until you reach the Sanctuary. The A35 and the A30 also serve East Devon and the Jurassic Coast. Why not design your own journey by using the AA Route Planner available online.

Our car park includes a coach park to welcome groups, although these larger visits will need to be booked in advance on +44 (0) 1395 578222. We also have a number of disabled parking spaces to allow accessibility to the farm for wheelchair users.

By Bus

Local bus routes serving The Donkey Sanctuary include the 899 Axe Valley Mini Travel as well as the Jurassic Coast services X53, X54 Coastlinx and 52A.

Sidmouth Hopper Bus - free bus that runs daily from 21 May to 30 September, excluding 31 July to 5 August (Sidmouth Folk Week).

By Bike

We are bike friendly and The Donkey Sanctuary sits on Route 2 of the National Cycle Network. The route between Sidmouth and Lyme Regis passes Trow Farm on Dunscombe Lane. Continue on Dunscombe Lane, crossing over the roundabout, until you reach the Sanctuary's main visitor entrance.

By Foot

The Sanctuary is located along the South West Coast Path between Sidmouth and Branscombe. At Weston Mouth, follow the steps north towards the Sanctuary where you will see the National Trust’s interpretation of the Weston Potato Plats. The footpath will join up with Walk E, taking you past the Field of Dreams and the Nature Centre, towards the heart of the Sanctuary.


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