The Donkey Sanctuary

Sidmouth, Devon

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon is open 365 days a year. There are hundreds of donkeys waiting to meet you here so take a glimpse of what our little corner of Devon has to offer.

Our donkeys love to meet new people, so come and discover their unique characters and stories here in Sidmouth, Devon - completely free of charge. Set along the historic Jurassic Coast and nestled in the tranquil East Devon countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our working farm is home to hundreds of donkeys, mules and hinnies who have been rescued from mistreatment or relinquished into the charity’s care.

Explore our exciting new indoor attractions and find out just why donkeys matter through fun, interactive displays.

Embark on a journey into the far reaching work of The Donkey Sanctuary and the vital lifeline donkeys provide for communities around the world in the new Exhibition Barn.

Donkeys and mules are at the heart of everything we do; visit the Understanding Donkeys Zone to learn everything you need to know about these wonderful animals.

No visit is complete without a trip to Dr Svendsen’s Hut to learn the story of the sanctuary’s much-loved founder.

Enjoy the great outdoors with our scenic farm trails, discover our Nature Centre, burn off some steam in the farm-themed Play Area and get lost in the Maze. Or venture further afield to the South West Coast Path along the Jurassic Coast.

We also run activities during the school holidays to keep the whole family entertained as well as regular events throughout the year.

When it’s time to relax, unwind in the sanctuary’s stunning new restaurant, The Kitchen before browsing our unique range of donkey-design items in the new Gift Shop.

The Donkey Sanctuary
EX10 0NU

Tel: 01395 578222