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Blissful happiness at The Donkey Sanctuary
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU
There are hundreds of donkeys waiting to meet you here in Sidmouth. Take a look around, and you're sure to discover much more besides! Here's a glimpse of what our little corner of Devon has to offer.
Admission and parking is free (donations welcome) and we are open 365 days a year from 9am until 5pm (4pm from November - February).
Please remember we are a working farm and many of our walkways are grass, so bring footwear suitable for the weather. Much of your time will be spent outdoors so please plan for every eventuality with our great British weather.
Due to the current weather conditions, our walkways have become muddy underfoot, please wear appropriate footwear.
Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a lead, and many of our trails are access and bike-friendly. Wheelchairs are available to borrow, subject to availability. Our full accessibility statement outlines all the details for visitors planning a day at The Donkey Sanctuary.
We ask that you do not feed the donkeys as it encourages them to expect food from everyone and fingers can look deceptively like carrots to a donkey. Some foods also present a choking hazard. Kindly pass any treats to staff in the Visitor Centre who will ensure they are distributed to the donkeys at feeding time.
Adopt a donkey and be part of our journey forever
Come and meet our adoption donkeys and make a friend for life. We run Meet the Groom sessions every morning and afternoon, which offer the chance for you to get to know our adoption donkeys better and hear about their latest stories. Ask our staff in the Visitor Centre for the times of these sessions.
By adopting one of our fun-loving donkeys you will really get to know them and be part of their lives. Your money will go towards looking after your donkey as well as supporting our donkeys across the world.
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