Summer Fair

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

Tel: 01395 573156

Families enjoy Punch & Judy show at The Donkey Sanctuary Summer Fair


Make a day at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon the highlight of your summer!

Join The Donkey Sanctuary in their 50th anniversary year at the award-winning Summer Fair; bigger and better than ever before, enjoy a day full of feel-good family fun. Some of the highlights in this year's fantastic programme include:

Live music and family entertainment
• From 80's rock classics to current chart toppers, the East Devon Rock Choir will have you singing along in no time!
• Anthemic singalong choruses and audience-pleasing stadium pop-rock sounds from Devon-based band, Horizonz.
• Punch & Judy shows from The Puppetree Company
• Magic shows, circus skills & balloon modelling from multi-award-winning, magician and children's entertainer, Ozzy D.
• Family Yoga Session with Simple Wellbeing.

Family fun and games
• Traditional games including hook a duck, horseracing, human fruit machine, flip the frog, wheel of fortune, welly wanging, duck race, coconut shy and teddy tombola.
• Bouncy castles.
• Have a go at archery with Lacetown Archery.
• Zoom around with Go Kart Party.
• KIK OFF inflatable games.
• Trailer rides around the sanctuary.
• Face painting & glitter tattoos.
• Get some family shots on our tractor and giant deck chair
• Meet some of the friendly residents in donkey corner or head over the road to the sanctuary to meet hundreds more.
• Explore The Donkey Sanctuary village and learn about different areas of their charitable work in the UK and around the world.
• Pick a prize raffle with some fantastic prizes up for grabs.

Donkey demonstrations
• The benefits to donkey massage – from their expert veterinary team.
• Donkey enrichment workshops - little ones can have a go at making some tasty enrichment toys for the donkeys.
• Did you know? - discover interesting facts about the furry residents.
• Brushes and hoof picks – learn everything about donkey grooming.
• Donkey MOT - an interactive look at veterinary examinations of donkeys.
• Meet a Donkey Welfare Advisor – hear more about the charity's Rescue and Rehoming work here in the UK.

Fabulous food and drink
• BUN (vegan)
• Bar Nova
• Camper Coffee
• Chunk of Devon
• Divine Ices
• Fairfoods
• Fanny Annie's
• Flaming Good Pizza Co.
• Good Game
• Jacket Potato Man
• Shakers – Exmouth
• South West Event Catering – Churros & Crepes

Pop-up shopping village
From local crafts to food produce - they have it all in the pop-up shopping village.

£2.50 per person including prize draw entry, under 12s FREE. Free parking and dogs on leads welcome.

Further information
01395 573156 |

All proceeds go directly to the worldwide work of The Donkey Sanctuary.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£2.50 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 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, 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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