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The Donkey Sanctuary

Slade House Farm
EX10 0NU

Tel: 01395 578222

Fax: 01395 579266

Donkey Sanctuary

One of the top ten 'Best Family Days Out in Devon' - The Telegraph, 2016.

The Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth, in east Devon, is a registered charity working around the world protecting donkeys and promoting their welfare worldwide.

Its main site, Slade House Farm, provides permanent refuge to over 500 donkeys. Many have been neglected or unwanted, whilst others have come from loving homes for a secure future, perhaps due to health reasons, for companionship, or the owner’s circumstances may have changed.

No charge is made for admission or car parking as the Sanctuary considers that, being a charity dependent on the support of the public, visitors should be able to see its work free of charge.

Visitors are therefore free to spend as much time as they wish meeting the donkeys and taking strolls along its unique field walks. Plenty of information about the work of the charity and gifts are available from the Visitors’ Centre, and the Hayloft Restaurant offers a selection of drinks and snacks.

There is also a maze, video room, nature centre and four adorable donkeys to ‘adopt’, along with family picnic areas. Dogs on leads are welcome.


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