The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon
The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon

The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon

Come down to Sidmouth to learn about the donkey sanctuary’s work and meet some of their adorable rescues. The donkey sanctuary is a beautiful organisation with centres all over the country. They aim to rescue as many donkeys as possible from a life of suffering and mistreatment, housing them in their sanctuaries and rehoming them. They also work with communities that rely on donkeys for manual labour and educate people about how to best care for their donkeys.

It’s also a great place for a family day out with their new family activity trail where you can your kids can learn all about donkeys with their A-Z fact hunt around the sanctuary. It’s the perfect thing to keep your little ones busy as they run around and explore the refuge finding all the facts they can!

Where can I find a Donkey Sanctuary in Devon?

There's a Donkey Sanctuary right outside of Sidmouth.

The team at the Donkey Sanctuary are a passionate group of people committed to protecting and rehabilitating donkeys from all over the world. Their aim is the make the world a better place for donkeys everywhere, one where their contribution to our livelihoods is appreciated and their wellbeing is a priority. Go the extra mile and help rescue a donkey from a bad situation with their adoption program, for just £3 you can provide one of their rescues with food and medicine and make a real difference. They also have a great café overlooking a field of their rescued donkeys if you want to stop for lunch during your stay.

  • Free admission
  • Café open 9 am-4.15-pm
  • Dogs are welcome as long as they’re kept on a lead

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