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October Half Term at The Donkey Sanctuary

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The Donkey Sanctuary

Slade House Farm

Sidmouth

EX10 0NU

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Book your timed entry to The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon for October half term (24 October - 1 November).

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In order to safely manage visitor flow, we’re asking all visitors planning to visit The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth during October Half Term (24 October - 1 November), to pre-book their visit in advance. Sadly, if you don't book, we will have to turn you away due to the limited capacity in place.

You can book a free ticket here for one of the staggered arrival times between 9.30am - 2.30pm, but you are free to stay until closing time. Please ensure you arrive within your chosen 30-minute timeslot. If you arrive after your selected timeslot, we may not be able to guarantee you entry and it will be at staff's discretion based on visitor numbers.

Opening times

9.30am - The Kitchen and Gift Shop

10.00am - Outdoor areas open

4.00pm - The Donkey Sanctuary closes

We are a working farm and many of our walkways are grass, so please dress appropriately and bring suitable footwear for the weather.

Visiting during October half term

We are still the sanctuary you know and love. Our donkeys have missed you over the last few months and are really looking forward to seeing you. We have of course made some changes to ensure we’re all as safe as possible, while still allowing you to have fun.

  • Please remember to bring a mask for visiting indoor areas
  • Please visit in groups of no more than six people
  • Do not visit if you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.

Please visit our website for full details on the safety measures in place.

Open for your visit: The Kitchen restaurant (food served 9.30am - 3pm), the Gift Shop, the Play Area, toilets and outdoor walkways in the heart of the Sanctuary (including the Shelters walk, Main Yard between 10am-12pm and 2pm-3.30pm and miniature donkeys).

Currently closed: All indoor areas (except The Kitchen, Gift Shop & toilets), the maze, Nature Centre, Hermitage Woods, Field of Dreams and some outdoor areas. Please also note we will not be running any of our usual activities this October half term including the Halloween trail and pumpkin carving.

Dog friendly

Well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome at the Sanctuary, although please note that dogs are not currently allowed in the restaurant (except guide dogs) due to reduced capacity.

Accessibility

Unfortunately at this time we are unable to offer wheelchairs or the mobility scooter, so visitors with access needs should make their own arrangements. Our full accessibility statement outlines all the details for visitors planning a day at The Donkey Sanctuary.

For full details on visiting and the safety measures in place, please see our website.

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The Donkey Sanctuary and its charitable and trading subsidiaries will never sell your data. We promise to keep your data safe and secure – see thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/privacy for details about how we will look after your data. If you would like to change how we communicate with you, please call us on 01395 578222.

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The Donkey Sanctuary

Slade House Farm

Sidmouth

EX10 0NU

United Kingdom

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