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The Donkey Sanctuary World Cup

Start Date: Mon 21st May 2018

End Date: Sun 15th July 2018

Who will lift the trophy in The Donkey Sanctuary World Cup?

Discover which countries The Donkey Sanctuary supports around the globe are competing in Russia, before playing them against each other to claim your reward.

The trail takes in some of the lovely walks around the sanctuary, where you’ll find hundreds of friendly donkeys with a spring in their step, including the gentle giant Poitous, charismatic adoption donkeys and cute miniature donkeys.

Also not to be missed are the fascinating talks and donkey demonstrations held daily, from discovering more about the sanctuary’s worldwide work to a meet and greet with Laurel & Hardy – just head to the Main Entrance for all the details.

Discover too just why donkeys are so special through fun, interactive displays in the exciting new indoor attractions and entertain yourselves for hours in the maze, play area and nature centre.

After all that adventure, relax in the stunning new family-friendly restaurant, The Kitchen, where you can enjoy freshly prepared dishes using local, ethically sourced produce overlooking the donkeys’ paddocks and Jurassic Coast. And a visit to the brand new Gift Shop is a must for all those unique donkey-design items to suit every pocket.

Entry and parking at the sanctuary is FREE. Dogs on leads are welcome.

All proceeds help fund the work of The Donkey Sanctuary Worldwide.

Find out more by visiting: http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/visit-us/sidmouth

Fish and Fizz Cruise!

Start Date: Fri 29th June 2018

End Date: Fri 29th June 2018

Come and join us on our Fizz and Fizz Cruise and enjoy a glass of bubbly and some delicious locally sourced fish n chips!

This two and a half hour cruise will meander along the celebrated River Exe and wind down to the Exmouth waterfront for you to soak up all of its twinkling lights and Jurassic Coast charm – what a way to spend the evening!

To book, please go to http://www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk/fizz-and-chips

The Donkey Sanctuary Car Show

Start Date: Sun 1st July 2018

End Date: Sun 1st July 2018

Featuring over 600 cars of all models and makes from various eras; enjoy a chilled day of car conversation, live music and fabulous food as well as the chance to meet the resident donkeys.

An event for motoring enthusiasts and families alike, you can expect a whole host of interesting cars from Bond Bugs and Austin A30s to Porsche 911s and Toyota Supras. Those exhibiting will also be entered into The Donkey Sanctuary’s Car Show awards, where you’ll see prizes awarded for ‘Best in show’, ‘Best car club’, ‘Organiser’s favourite’ and many more.

Going with the theme of things, there will be an excellent selection of trade stands providing for all those automotive needs – or wants! Plus a delicious array of food and refreshments available to satisfy those appetites. You’ll also be able to kick-back and relax with some light-hearted live music throughout the day and keep little ones entertained with some go-kart and bouncy castle fun.

The Donkey Sanctuary will be open as usual (9am-5pm), leaving you plenty of time to explore the scenic trails home to hundreds of friendly donkeys, discover the exciting new attractions, relax in the stunning new restaurant and visit the new Gift Shop for all those donkey-design goodies.

Visitor admission
£3 per adult, under 12s are free. Free parking and dogs welcome on leads. Exhibitor and club entries are now closed.

Trade stands and show sponsors
If you would like to attend as a trader or sponsor the Car Show, please contact Chris Phillips on chris.phillips@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk or 01395 573156.

Further information
thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/car-show | 01395 573156 | events@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

All proceeds help fund the work of The Donkey Sanctuary worldwide.

Countess Wear Evening Cruises

Start Date: Fri 13th July 2018

End Date: Fri 13th July 2018

Come and join us on one of the few times every year where the full length of the River Exe can be sailed on our Countess Wear Evening Cruises!

Setting sail at 7pm from Exmouth we will take you the entire navigable length of this stunning river to view the sunset whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy a drink from our bar before we return you at 9.30pm

This is a rare not to be missed event so booking is essential – we look forward to welcoming you aboard.

To book, please click here: http://www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk/countess-wear/

Sidmouth Folk Week

Start Date: Fri 3rd August 2018

End Date: Fri 10th August 2018

Great, week long Festival, with music and entertainment. Much is free to attend. Hugely family-friendly.

Check out http://www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk/ for details

Countess Wear Evening Cruises

Start Date: Sun 12th August 2018

End Date: Sun 12th August 2018

Come and join us on one of the few times every year where the full length of the River Exe can be sailed on our Countess Wear Evening Cruises!

Setting sail at 7pm from Exmouth we will take you the entire navigable length of this stunning river to view the sunset whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy a drink from our bar before we return you at 9.30pm

This is a rare not to be missed event so booking is essential – we look forward to welcoming you aboard.

To book, please go to http://www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk/countess-wear/

Sidmouth Walking Festival

Start Date: Sat 22nd September 2018

End Date: Fri 28th September 2018

Sidmouth Walking Week offers daily guided and circular walks, enjoying East Devon’s Coast & Country. Check www.facebook.com/sidmouthwalkingfestival" rel="nofollow">http://www.facebook.com/sidmouthwalkingfestival">www.facebook.com/sidmouthwalkingfestival for details