The Donkey Sanctuary

“Explore The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth – dogs are welcome.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Sidmouth, Devon

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The Donkey Sanctuary’s working farm near Sidmouth is home to hundreds of rescue donkeys just waiting to meet you - completely free of charge. Explore the indoor attractions, relax in The Kitchen restaurant and visit the Gift Shop. There are also scenic trails, tours and demonstrations, as well as events and activities throughout the year. Open every day from 9am; admission and parking is free. Dogs on leads welcome.

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Gold (Activity) accolade
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
The Donkey Sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm, SIDMOUTH, Devon, EX10 0NU


About the area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

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