Welcome Prentice

2018-07-16T16:52:12+00:00

We've just like to introduce you all to "Prentice" - our new arrival at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary today...

Welcome Prentice 2018-07-16T16:52:12+00:00

Donkey Cricket Match

2018-07-16T11:38:21+00:00

Oh, this is exciting! Who would like to attend a Donkey Cricket Match? On Friday 20th July 2018 at 6pm, there will be a special cricket match at Ventnor Cricket Club, to help raise funds for the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. The match will be between a Jimbob XI vs Trevor Xi - Jimbob [...]

Donkey Cricket Match 2018-07-16T11:38:21+00:00

Mini Donkey Day

2018-07-13T14:20:23+00:00

Mini Donkey Day! Bring your mini to the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary on Sunday 15th July and receive a free coffee in our cafe. Also, our miniature donkeys will be on display, so everyone is welcome to meet them and say hello. The Isle of Wight Mini Owners Club will be joining us [...]

Mini Donkey Day 2018-07-13T14:20:23+00:00

Adoption Week

2018-07-09T09:02:21+00:00

Yes, it's Adoption Week! From Monday 9th July - 15th July 2018, we'll be featuring as many donkeys as possible in LIVE videos every day. Just pop along to our Facebook page to view the videos. Here is the running order for the week: Mon 9th: The Girls Herd Tues 10th: The Boys Herd [...]

Adoption Week 2018-07-09T09:02:21+00:00

Meet The Donkeys At Shipwreck Isle

2018-07-07T11:27:09+00:00

The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary will be represented at Shipwreck Isle, on Appley Beach tomorrow (Sun 8th July 2018). We're looking forward to meeting everyone. Our Charity Manager and recent heroine SkyDiver Carol will be there too with the donkeys to meet and greet everyone. Ee-aww! Garrrrrrr!

Meet The Donkeys At Shipwreck Isle 2018-07-07T11:27:09+00:00

Poorly George

2018-07-04T13:18:03+00:00

We would like you to all be aware that one of our two oldest donkeys, George, is sadly dealing with advanced liver disease. We have had a series of blood tests done on him, he is on a course of steroids and we are of course giving him lots of care and affection. We [...]

Poorly George 2018-07-04T13:18:03+00:00

Adoption Week

2018-06-28T10:15:27+00:00

9th - 15th July: ADOPTION WEEK!   "Adoption Week" will soon be upon us. We wanted to let you know David and Bridget will be filming LIVE video directly from the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, showing you as many of our donkeys as possible.   Preparations for the special week are going on [...]

Adoption Week 2018-06-28T10:15:27+00:00

Tim Sadly Passes

2018-06-18T13:33:47+00:00

Today we lost our much-loved donkey Tim (please note, not Timothy) Tim belonged to our main boy's herd, but in the last 10 days, we have been especially worried about him. He had become very ill, we could not get any food into him and various tests suggested the likely existence of a tumour. [...]

Tim Sadly Passes 2018-06-18T13:33:47+00:00

Hello Angel and Twinkle

2018-06-12T10:13:05+00:00

Angel and Twinkle arrived at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary today from Happy Endings Rescue in Kent. One of their owners had passed away, and they were left in the caring hands of Happy Endings, which is primarily a rescue for small animals. They contacted us because they had visited the island, had [...]

Hello Angel and Twinkle 2018-06-12T10:13:05+00:00

Father’s Day Treat

2018-06-08T11:26:46+00:00

Dad's Day with the Donkeys! If you are looking to do something different for Father's Day, and help a local charity at the same time, try booking a ‘Groom and Trek’ package at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. Dad will get the chance to care for one of the Sanctuary’s Mini-Shetland Ponies (Ant [...]

Father’s Day Treat 2018-06-08T11:26:46+00:00
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Ferry Travel

You will need to visit the Isle of Wight via ferry, so please follow these instructions: ...from Southampton Take either the Red Funnel Car Ferry (1hr) to East Cowes or the Red Jet (20 mins) to West Cowes. They go back and forward regularly throughout the day. ...from Portsmouth Take either the Wightlink Car Ferry (35 mins) to Fishbourne or the Wightlink Catamaran (15 mins) to Ryde Pier Head. They go back and forward regularly throughout the day.

Bus Travel

If you would like to visit the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary via bus, please follow these instructions: ...from Newport From Newport Bus Station, you will need to take the No.3; it leaves Newport Bus Station at 5 mins and 35 mins past each hour throughout the day. ...from Ryde From Ryde Bus Station, you will need to take the No.3; it leaves Ryde Bus Station at 15 mins and 45 mins past each hour throughout the day. Please note, this is a much longer journey than Newport.