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#SchoolHols2017 – The Donkey Sanctuary

#SchoolHols2017 – The Donkey Sanctuary

Have you been to the Donkey Sanctuary? We were there on Sunday for the Family Farm Day but unfortunately it poured down with rain. We did however, make a trip round to see the many donkey’s and grab an ice cream.

The Donkey Sanctuary was founded in 1969, by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen where she dedicated her life to rescuing abandoned and mistreated donkeys. You can read more about her amazing story and life’s work on the Donkey Sanctuary Website as well as info on how you can help.

Donkey Sanctuary

What’s on?

During the School Holidays from 21st July – 3rd September 2017 they are running an Around the World Trail. You can pick up a trail sheet for £3.00 and can collect your ice cream prize at the end.

Entry into the Donkey Sanctuary is FREE as is the car park.

There are loads of donkey’s to see along many trails including the giant Poitou Donkeys.

Discover the path to the beach through the Field of Dreams or follow the guided walks.

Take part in the twice daily donkey grooming and lose yourself in the maze.

They also have a newly built restaurant called The Kitchen serving locally sourced hot and cold food to suit both adults and children.

All proceeds taken at the Donkey Sanctuary goes towards the work that takes place on site and worldwide.

Donkey Sanctuary

As well as being family friendly, the Donkey Sanctuary is pram and wheelchair friendly. You can also take your four legged friends with you as long as they are on a lead.

The Donkey Sanctuary makes for a great chilled out day. Ruffle the heads of a donkey or two and make sure that you stay for feeding time where you will see all the donkey’s running and honking towards the food!

They also run events throughout the year so keep an eye on their Facebook Page for upcoming details.

Check out our #SchoolHols2017 page for more great places to go and activities to do in the South West.

•Images from www.donkeysanctuary.org.uk