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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

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Excellent place to visit. Donkeys and Shetland Ponies. The animals look relaxed and at home... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sutton, United Kingdom
Lovely donkeys and a great tea room

A lovely place to visit and see so many rescued donkeys. The tea room is great with good food and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elaine R
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Lower Winstone Farm St. Johns Road | Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3AA, England
+44 1983 852693
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent place to visit. Donkeys and Shetland Ponies. The animals look relaxed and at home. Wonderful work done here. Great place to take children. Very nice cafe serving good coffee and food st a reasonable price. I adopted Murphy the Donkey for my Grandaughter.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely place to visit and see so many rescued donkeys. The tea room is great with good food and friendly staff. I live locally and it's a favourite place to visit even for a short time. It's good to support such a worthy cause.

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Approx 100 donkeys and Shetland ponies have been rescued and live their lives out here. Animals are put into small groups with regard to their age, needs, personalities. Each animal wears a name collar and there’s plenty of info on their backgrounds. Facilities are kept...More

Thank Sunsaluter
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went here as we went in February in our visit to the Isle of Wight and enjoyed it so much that we went again. It was much better, as there were lots more donkeys outside! We could take our dog in, and he enjoyed...More

Thank PrincessBellexx
Reviewed 1 week ago

These animals were a pleasure to see. It was a baking hot morning we went there and all the donks were catered for with shade and water and food. The staff also enthused about their work. It was free admission but you can do no...More

1  Thank Peter_and_Caroline
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visiting the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary on Saturday morning. We got their early as it was a hot day and we didn’t want to be out in the sun too long. The entrance fee is techically free but we paid a donation of...More

Thank katietodd711
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit and it's free . Child friendly nice shop well looked after Donkeys. Good facilities.

Thank clairecb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit with a family. It's great to be able to interact with the donkeys and learn more about their backgrounds and stories as to why they are there. Both my children (10 and 8 years old) really loved seeing...More

1  Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So nice to see all the rescued donkeys looking happy and well looked after. Nice cafe and shop too. Well worth a visit if you're on holiday.

Thank kdkd23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went along to the sanctuary on a recent holiday to the Isle of Wight, free entry but we paid to groom a donkey. From the moment the member of staff came to us we felt very welcome, she worked hard to make sure our 2...More

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28 March 2018|
Response from elwick11 | Reviewed this property |
You will probably be shown round (we were as a group) the tour took about an hour but it was wet so most of this time was spent inside the buildings. I believe that there is a small shop which I did not go into, you can... More
3 March 2017|
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Response from Isle of Wight D | Property representative |
Absolutely you can enjoy our animals ! We are a happy place and our animals are the lucky ones !
Steve F
24 February 2017|
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Response from Isle of Wight D | Property representative |
Only after a wet period . The site has a concrete driveway through the main areas ,and there are grass walkways through the paddocks .