The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Ventnor

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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary shelters and cares for over 200 abandoned or neglected donkeys. Bring the whole family, pet the donkeys, and scratch their ears. The charity is completely supported by public donations, and you can help them by joining their Adopt a Donkey project. Choose the donkey that you want to help and you will receive colorful photos of your new friend and the charity’s newsletter twice a year. The site is pet-friendly, so if your dog is comfortable around donkeys, bring him too. Use our Wroxall trip planning tool to visit The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary on your trip to Wroxall, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This dog friendly attraction is one of the best on the island. It is a registered charity and looks after rescued donkeys and also has acquired quite a few Shetland ponies. It’s not a huge place but....  more »
  • A lovely relaxing spot to see lots of Donkeys! Free to enter and donations welcome, and a new upgraded cafe for drinks and snacks. Sponsored a Donkey in lieu of an entry fee and will no doubt be back....  more »
  • Snakebite is my adopted donkey friend and he’s a cheeky one! We went to see him at Easter and it took forever to get him to come over. The staff were so helpful though, even trying to tempt him over with ginger biscuits. I would highly recommend this a cheap (entry by donation) day out for all the family. They have a little shop and cafe as well :-) Update Aug 2020: sadly Snakebite has passed away :-(. Hopefully I’ll be back on the Wight isle soon and able to adopt a new donkey. Rest in peace Snakey xx
  • This is the 2nd time when I have visited The Donkey Sanctuary, but we still love it. It is a great place for children and elderly too. The staff is really kind and helpful. I highly recommend this place to everyone how wants to relax and have some fun. Please, do not forget to donate and support the Sanctuary! 🤗🤗🤗

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