Carols by Candlelight 2019

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

Tel: 01395 573156

Carols by Candlelight 2019

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Join us for a special evening of carol singing by candlelight alongside the resident donkeys at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon.

Setting the scene and adding a touch of magic to the evening’s proceedings, the sanctuary will be spectacularly illuminated by thousands of candles from 3pm onwards.

Christmas caroling commences at 5pm in New Barn surrounded by lots of friendly donkeys – who may even join in! 

The Kitchen restaurant will be open for festive refreshments until the end of the event, as will the Gift Shop for all those Christmas gift needs. 

For those who are unable to join us here at the sanctuary, the webcam sound in New Barn will be turned on from 3pm onwards, allowing you to enjoy the service from the comfort of your own home. 

This event is free to attend with free parking. Dogs on leads welcome. 

Guide Prices

Free of Charge

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Directions

Road Directions

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.

Satnav users can enter the postcode EX10 0NU

Our car park includes a coach park lane with parking for 3 coaches, with drop off outside the main walkway to the entrance (both ramp and stairs). Larger group visits will need to be booked in advance on 01395 578222.

We also have 14 disabled parking spaces to allow accessibility to the Sanctuary for wheelchair users.

There are two free electric car charging points, available on a first come first served basis.

 

Public Transport Directions

By bus

Local bus routes serving The Donkey Sanctuary include the 899 Axe Valley Mini Travel, 9A (Exeter – Lyme Regis), 52 Exeter to Seaton.

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. There is a bike rack (uncovered) at the main entrance.

Opening Times

Season (13 Dec 2019)

* The Sanctuary will be spectacularly illuminated by thousands of candles from 3pm onwards
Christmas caroling commences at 5pm

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