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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

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I visited with my coach group. A warm welcome by a friendly Derek, obviously very passionate about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mark d
Luton, United Kingdom
Donkeys galore

Took my granddaughter here... fantastic feed the donkeys... they are unicorns with no horns after... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Donkey Sanctuary - providing homes for unwanted and rescued animals. Carrying out educational work with schools and donkey therapy in residential settings.
Lower Winstone Farm St. Johns Road | Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3AA, England
+44 1983 852693
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All reviews shetland ponies lovely donkeys love donkeys lovely place bric a brac charity shop animal lovers free entry a wonderful job small donation isle of wight no charge free attraction small shop keep up the good work couple of hours worth a visit
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited with my coach group. A warm welcome by a friendly Derek, obviously very passionate about donkeys. A great place. Nice coffee and gift shop. Get up close to the donkeys.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mark d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my granddaughter here... fantastic feed the donkeys... they are unicorns with no horns after all. Staff were very kind and we also groomed a donkey.. would highly recommend it

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EleonoreB26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the shocking weather I am so glad we took the trouble to visit the Sanctuary and to learn what good work they do to look after these animals. We found it so interesting and informative. This is a must for people of all ages...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank U8696YHpaulg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours. Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to donate towards the work done by the sanctuary. All the donkeys are 'rescued' either from unsuitable situations, or after retiring from other jobs, or because their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank heatherc33
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This amazing sanctuary has lots of donkeys who are clearly loved and brilliantly looked after. There is no entry fee and you know any donations are being spent on the donkeys.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Allie K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This wonderful place has free parking, a very nice tea shop and, most importantly, lots of donkeys. Some are in paddocks and some are indoors. It doesn't take long to get round it, although that does depend how long you spend stroking and chatting to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love the Donkey Sanctuary our favorite place, long walks lots of EEEOORRRR, grooming and feeding, a cafe and a little shop where they raise funds, this has been a family favourite of our for 30 years but the transformation over the last few years...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tracey t
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit. It is a charity & doesn’t charge to go in but rely on donations. The donkeys are loved & well looked after. The kids were able pybextra for experiences for a small fee/donation.We did one with the Shetland...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 225zoel
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We have visited the IOW Donkey Sanctuary twice this year and both trips have been very enjoyable. The volunteers are amazing and very welcoming. They all do a fantastic job of looking after these lovely animals. The location is perfect for them and they are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wanderer23832635269
Reviewed 28 October 2018

These amazing animals and the people whook acter thème eau de positivité and You cant fail To ne uplifted!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Helen R
1 August 2018|
Response from Helena_Amy_x | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, on leads. Our dog was a bit freaked out by it all, but you could take him out into the fields for a little way. Overall, I think he quite enjoyed it!
28 March 2018|
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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 !