First “Walk a Donkey” Day Brings Brays and Praise!


The first Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary “Walking a Donkey” day on Saturday 25th January, proved a huge success for donkeys and humans alike! The Sanctuary is holding one Walk a Donkey day a month, and the first run out on Saturday was completely fully booked from 10.00hrs through until 15.30hrs. Donkeys were met in [...]

First “Walk a Donkey” Day Brings Brays and Praise!2020-01-27T09:41:39+00:00

Donkey Sanctuary Lanches Go Green Campaign


We are delighted to announce that from 23rd January 2020, the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary will be launching its Go Green campaign by offering 10% off everything in our café; this applies to anyone who travels to us by bus (simply by showing their bus ticket). This also includes those who have purchased freedom [...]

Donkey Sanctuary Lanches Go Green Campaign2020-01-23T11:49:59+00:00

Update on Prentice


We are pleased to say that Prentice and Charnford Jack have now returned home to the Sanctuary from Liphook Equine Hospital. They had some company on the ferry, because Poncho and Sammy also came home, after Poncho had a delicate, err, male operation. All the donkeys seem really well, but we are going to isolate [...]

Update on Prentice2020-01-09T09:09:50+00:00

Walk A Donkey Day Info…


The first of our special, dedicated "Walk A Donkey" days takes place on Saturday, 25th January 2020. Donkey Walks will take place from 10.00hrs, right through until 15.30hrs and each individual session will last 15mins; you will be able to meet your donkey, walk the donkey from its barn up to our special walking paddock, [...]

Walk A Donkey Day Info…2020-01-06T15:46:51+00:00

Christmas 2019 Raffle Winners


We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered our Christmas 2019 Raffle Ticket Draw. The draw has taken place, and we're now pleased to announce the winners, as follows: 1st Prize: M.Gladas, Braintree 2nd Prize: Mr & Mrs Pollard, New Milton 3rd Prize: T.Chapman, Colchester 3rd Prize: C.Higgins, Swansea 3rd Prize: [...]

Christmas 2019 Raffle Winners2020-01-03T11:42:08+00:00

Prentice Update


We're are afraid that the emotional rollercoaster of working with donkeys hit us again last night (Wed 1st, evening). Prentice returned from Liphook on Tuesday 31st December full of beans, lively and happy. He had been tested at Liphook, given the all clear to come home and we were all thrilled; he ate his dinner, [...]

Prentice Update2020-01-02T11:54:00+00:00

Welcome Home Prentice


After giving us all one almighty scare, we are delighted to say that our big fluffy donkey Prentice, aided and abetted by his mate Charnford Jack (CJ), is on his way home from Liphook Equine Hospital. Prentice was taken ill over the Christmas period; we had some worrying blood test results, and Prentice was clearly [...]

Welcome Home Prentice2019-12-31T12:24:10+00:00

Pray For Prentice


Health Update: GEORGIE AND PRENTICE   Thank you to all the supporters who have been enquiring about the condition of Georgie, since our report 10 days ago about her condition.   Georgie was extremely lame and generally unhappy with life from about the 8th December. It transpired that Georgie has had a serious infection in [...]

Pray For Prentice2019-12-27T10:33:32+00:00

Sooty Visits The Elms


We had a lovely time on our visit to The Elms Nursing Home in Bembridge yesterday.   We would like to say a huge thanks to the staff and residents for their fundraising and their kind donation.   Sooty says "Merry Christmas" - he loved coming to visit, and is looking forward to returning in [...]

Sooty Visits The Elms2019-12-18T09:44:09+00:00

Christmas Carol Service Booking…


Come and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with our Christmas Carol Service, which is a two-day event, held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December 2019. You are warmly invited to join us from 2.30pm in Paddy's Penthouse barn at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. The Wight Accordion Group will be performing Christmas [...]

Christmas Carol Service Booking…2019-12-14T11:19:14+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.