Rediscover The Donkey Sanctuary this summer for a free family day out

News Desk
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Posted Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 9:55pm

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth has something to keep the whole family entertained this summer, including a summer trail and a new natural play area.

The new play area, located in the heart of the sanctuary, brings children of all ages, social groups and abilities together to use their imaginations, explore and have fun.

Set among a landscaped area, surrounded by native trees, shrubs and plants, the play park offers a safe natural environment for younger members of the family to let their imaginations run free.

The Donkey Sanctuary’s Summer Quiz Trail ‘Who Wants to be a Donkey Guardian?’ gives people the opportunity to explore the wider sanctuary, exercise their brainpower and discover what it takes to rehome a pair of donkeys on the charity’s Rehoming Scheme.  

Alongside all this, there are daily talks, scenic walks, engaging exhibits, award-winning gardens and, of course, hundreds of adorable donkeys to meet.

When it’s time for a break, the Taste of the West award-winning onsite restaurant ‘The Kitchen’ is the perfect place to take sanctuary. Breakfasts, lunches and tempting afternoon treats are served daily, alongside unrivalled views of the Weston valley to the sparkling sea beyond. 

Before heading home, visit the Gift Shop to pick up a donkey-inspired gift or souvenir, in the knowledge that every purchase helps the charity support donkeys and mules in need.

The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth is open seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm. Entry to the sanctuary is free, as is parking, and dogs on leads are welcome. 

Trail sheets for the Summer Quiz Trail cost £5 per person and include a prize on completion. The trail runs from 1 July to 30 September.

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