Golden Carrot Hunt

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

Tel: 01395 578222

Golden Carrot Hunt


Take part in The Donkey Sanctuary's Golden Anniversary celebrations with this entertaining family activity that combines fun, exercise and brainpower.

Follow the clues around the sanctuary to find the golden carrots and discover interesting facts relating to special events or achievements that have defined their first 50 years, before uncovering the hidden treasure to claim your golden reward. Just £3 per treasure hunt.

Embrace the great outdoors this February half-term and enjoy a meet and greet with some of the hundreds of friendly donkeys who are cared for at the sanctuary, including the gentle giant Poitous, the lovable adoption donkeys and the adorable minis.

Make the most of your visit by joining one of the fascinating tours, talks and demonstrations to learn more about the furry residents and the charity that works tirelessly to transform their lives. And explore the exciting new indoor attractions to discover just why donkeys are so special through fun, interactive displays in the new Exhibition Barn, Understanding Donkeys Zone and Dr Svendsen's Hut.

Enjoy freshly-prepared, seasonal dishes using local and ethically sourced produce alongside stunning coast and country views at the Taste of the West award-winning restaurant, The Kitchen. Hearty breakfasts, luscious lunches and tempting treats are served daily from 9am to 4pm. And for unique donkey-design items and souvenirs to remember your visit by, head to the new Gift Shop.

The Donkey Sanctuary celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, after being founded as a charity in 1969 by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE. It has many achievements to celebrate and a renewed vision for the future that will transform the welfare of donkeys and mules across the world.

Entry and parking at the sanctuary is FREE (donations welcome). Dogs on leads are welcome.

Further information
01395 578222 |

All proceeds help fund the work of The Donkey Sanctuary Worldwide.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child£3.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



Road Directions

The sanctuary is situated just 30 minutes from the M5 Junction 30 on the A3052 between Sidford and Seaton. On leaving Sidford follow the brown tourist sign at the top of the hill.

Public Transport Directions

Bus stops are located within easy walking distance for the following services: Axe Valley Mini Travel 899 and Stagecoach 9A (Exeter-Seaton). If you are on foot, access to the Sanctuary can be found via Weston Mouth on the South West Coast Path whilst cyclists will find us on National Cycle Network route 2.

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