Welcome Woody

2019-10-03T13:29:47+00:00

Some Great News! We would like to officially introduce you to the newest member of our donkey family; say hello to "Woody" Yesterday (Wednesday), the alarm went off at 4am, we prepared the donkey bus and made the journey to Wales to collect him. Despite ferry delays and traffic chaos, Derek (our Charity Manager), [...]

Welcome Woody2019-10-03T13:29:47+00:00

Charity Auction

2019-10-02T11:38:15+00:00

JOINT CHARITY AUCTION:   In aid of the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Isle Of Wight Osteoporosis Support Group.   Where: Newclose Cricket Ground When: Saturday 26th October 2019 Viewing: from 6.30pm Auction Start: 7.30pm Facilities: Bar, free parking   To reserve a place and a bidding number, please email fabfundraisers@yahoo.com or telelphone 07926 [...]

Charity Auction2019-10-02T11:38:15+00:00

Moses-Bullrush Passes Away

2019-08-28T08:28:26+00:00

It is with great sadness that late yesterday afternoon, we lost our lovely old donkey Moses-Bullrush. Our supporters will know that Bullrush has in his old age been suffering from arthritis in his back legs – and has received infinite care and compassion from our farm team, headed up by Sandra our Equine Manager, [...]

Moses-Bullrush Passes Away2019-08-28T08:28:26+00:00

Pray For Bullrush

2019-08-27T13:48:10+00:00

Moses-Bullrush is perhaps one of our most easily identified ‘Old & Proud’ donkeys. At 46 years old, he has for some time now been sporting some ‘designer’ leg-wear. This is because, due to age, he has been suffering from arthritis in his back legs - which has led to his knees rubbing together, and [...]

Pray For Bullrush2019-08-27T13:48:10+00:00

A Day At The Races 2019

2019-08-28T08:05:14+00:00

Great news, A Day At The Races returns to the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary for 2019; we hope you can join us on Sunday 15th September for an all-day family fun event. Following on from the success of last year, we shall have children and adult races.  We'll have LIVE entertainment in the courtyard, [...]

A Day At The Races 20192019-08-28T08:05:14+00:00

Donkey News

2019-07-03T12:32:46+00:00

Donkey News2019-07-03T12:32:46+00:00

Father’s Day – Buttons’ Brunch

2019-06-06T14:35:59+00:00

*** FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL *** Bring your father down on Sunday, 16th June for a special £20 "Buttons' Brunch" 1) Hot Pasty (meat and veggie options available) 2) Chocolate Buttons Cake 3) Hot Drink 4) An Adoption of Buttons (includes Certificate and twice yearly Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary newsletters) All children who bring [...]

Father’s Day – Buttons’ Brunch2019-06-06T14:35:59+00:00

Joe Ellis Fundraising Day

2019-06-06T11:32:47+00:00

Smudgie and Myra Invited To Joe Ellis Fundraising Day! The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary were invited to the Joe Ellis Fundraiser day last Saturday (1st June) and we would like to say a huge thank you to all of the organisers and stewards of the event. Laura, Julia and work experience student Jessi arrived in [...]

Joe Ellis Fundraising Day2019-06-06T11:32:47+00:00

Animal Blessing – Bring Your Pets Along

2019-05-27T15:33:26+00:00

On Sunday 2nd June at 2.30pm, we will be holding an Animal Blessing Ceremony in the courtyard. Please bring your pets along to be blessed - we've had all sorts of different family friends brought along, such as snails, lizards, hampsters, dogs, rabbits etc - please make sure that if bringing a pet, they [...]

Animal Blessing – Bring Your Pets Along2019-05-27T15:33:26+00:00

Fun Dog Show 2019 – Sunday 26th May

2019-05-24T12:28:15+00:00

It’s almost time for our annual 2019 Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary Fun Dog Show, which this year takes place on Sunday 26th May 2019, from 1.30pm. If you would like to enter your dog, please use the form below and we’ll reserve you a place on the day. There is a small, £2 [...]

Fun Dog Show 2019 – Sunday 26th May2019-05-24T12:28:15+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.