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 ‘Spooktacular’ Half-Term Tricks and Treats at The Donkey Sanctuary

Have a scream this Halloween by exploring the Donkey Trick or Treat Trial and try your hand at Pumpkin Carving at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth.

When: Saturday 19 October - Sunday 3 November (9am – 5pm)

Where: The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

What: Have a scream this Halloween and discover a packed programme of ‘spooktacular’ fun at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth during the October half term.

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Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 09/30/2019 - 9:10pm

Pavilion Theatre, Exmouth, Sunday 19 November

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Posted: Mon, 09/30/2019 - 10:31am

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 09/25/2019 - 8:25pm

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Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 09/25/2019 - 8:24pm

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Authored by CygnetTheatre
Posted: Sun, 09/22/2019 - 4:33pm

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:13am

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Authored by Newshound
Posted: Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:09pm

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Posted: Tue, 09/17/2019 - 1:04pm

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