We currently have an incredible 6,300 donkeys in our care worldwide. Come and say hello to the hundreds of donkeys in Sidmouth just waiting to meet you - completely free of charge!

Enter the new Visitor Centre and journey into the far reaching work of The Donkey Sanctuary and the vital lifeline donkeys provide for communities around the world.

Enjoy freshly-prepared, seasonal dishes using local, ethically sourced produce alongside spectacular coast and country views in our new restaurant, The Kitchen. Discounted group menus are available for pre-booked groups of 10 or more, including a complimentary meal for the driver.

From donkey-design items to cards, handmade chocolates, locally-made preserves and our Adopt a Donkey gift packs, browse the new Gift Shop at leisure in the knowledge that every stylish purchase goes towards helping donkeys in need.

Free entry and parking, guided tour and meal for driver

Admission and parking is free. We welcome groups of any size and designated coach parking is available on-site. We provide an easy drop zone right at our entrance for coaches - so access is never an issue.

A 40 minute tour of the sanctuary (or talk on the coach) from one of our expert guides is included for all groups of 10 or more booking one of our group menu packages, as well as a complimentary meal for the driver.


Pre-booking is essential with a minimum one week’s notice. To book, please call 01395 514996.