Motor on down to The Donkey Sanctuary car show

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Friday, June 28, 2019 - 10:06am

From Mercs to Minis and Alfas to Astons, The Donkey Sanctuary’s annual Car Show is back on Sunday 7 July. Held at the charity’s international headquarters in Sidmouth, the show is a must for all motoring enthusiasts and a great family day out.

The international animal welfare charity celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and the popular show promises an eclectic mix of motors of all types from across the decades. From classic and vintage cars, to modern and modified cars, the annual event brings together a relaxed day of spectacular automobiles, car conversation and live music for families and petrolheads alike.

Alongside the displays of fine vehicles will be a selection of motoring trade stands offering an array of automotive goodies. A raffle featuring great prizes, including tickets to some of Devon’s best attractions. As a bit of fun, all exhibitors will be entered into the light-hearted ‘Show ‘n’ Shine’ awards, with various prizes up for grabs.

Delicious local food and sweet treats will be available throughout the day and a children’s area with go-karts and bouncy castles ensures all ages are catered for.

Visitors can take a break from the show and meet some of the resident donkeys, explore the visitor attractions, relax in the restaurant or pick up a donkey-design souvenir from the gift shop.

General admission to the show costs £3.50 per adult and under 12s are free. Parking is free and dogs are welcome on leads. 

There are a limited number of exhibitor spaces still available. Pre-booked cars cost £5 or £8 on the gate (subject to space and availability).

All proceeds help fund the work of The Donkey Sanctuary in the UK   and across the world.

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