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Published May 26th 2019
Try not to make an ass of yourself
Located beside the coastal town of Sidmouth and only a short drive from Exeter is the home of one of the largest equine charities in the world.
Our family visit here was fun, interesting and educational for all of us with the information provided all around the buildings giving us an insight into the plight of donkeys around the world.
Founded in 1969 by Elisabeth Svendsen to alter the fate and improve the lives of donkeys, in the UK and Ireland it has helped more than 14,000 donkeys and worldwide they have provided help to several hundred thousand more in Europe, Africa and Asia over the last 50 years.
Around the world, funding is provided to vets, and this enables over 300,000 treatments to be carried out annually. The owners of the donkeys are also given advice on how to look after them, with so many being used as a means of transport and on farms, this advice helps donkeys worldwide have a better quality of life when the people using them have no alternative.
Several areas of the sanctuary are dedicated to educating visitors with interactive displays for the kids.
As it's free to visit, you can help support them by enjoying a drink or meal in the large restaurant which has a lovely view over the sanctuary, and we found it to be an excellent place to relax and get out of the wind on the day we visited while enjoying some tasty snacks.