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

Popcorn Moses Passes

2019-05-08T15:40:19+00:00

We are sad to report that last night (Tues 7th May 2019) we lost our OAP donkey Popcorn Moses. He suffered from acute liver failure, a condition we have been monitoring and supporting him with over the last 6 months. Popcorn has been at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary for many years and [...]

Popcorn Moses Passes2019-05-08T15:40:19+00:00

Spring Open Day 2019

2019-04-28T16:18:31+00:00

Come and join us for our Annual Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary Spring Open Day on Sunday 5th May 2019. Here is our programme of events in the main show ring: 1030: Opening Ceremony performed by Lanestars Dance Troupe 1050: Performance by Pearly King & Queen & Military Landrovers 1115: Performance by Vectis Corps [...]

Spring Open Day 20192019-04-28T16:18:31+00:00

Palm Sunday 2019

2019-04-12T16:17:05+00:00

PALM SUNDAY   Please note, our donkeys will be leading Palm Sunday processions in Whippingham, Cowes, Seaview and Bembridge this Sunday morning (14th April 2019). We look forward to seeing people there.   Also, the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary Palm Sunday service will be at 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon. There will be a [...]

Palm Sunday 20192019-04-12T16:17:05+00:00

Easter Family Activities At The Donkey Sanctuary

2019-04-08T17:23:37+00:00

EASTER FAMILY ACTIVITIES AT THE DONKEY SANCTUARY...   Donkey Grooming Sessions: We are running our ever popular Donkey Grooming Sessions, daily from 11am-12.30pm, and again from 2pm-3.30pm. Pre-booking is essential, so please give us a call on (01983) 852693. Donation is £5.00. This is a fantastic way to get up close and personal with our [...]

Easter Family Activities At The Donkey Sanctuary2019-04-08T17:23:37+00:00

Major Traffic Chaos…In The Sandschool!

2019-04-02T16:17:35+00:00

BREAKING NEWS! There was a major traffic incident in the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary Sand School today. Thomas and Major...playing tug-o-war with a traffic cone! Quickly on the scene was Elaine, an ex-Surrey Police Officer, who spotted the incident and quickly took control. After contacting her superiors - she had two choices - [...]

Major Traffic Chaos…In The Sandschool!2019-04-02T16:17:35+00:00

Meet The Donkeys At Busy Bee

2019-04-02T13:20:12+00:00

Come and meet the donkeys as we visit the Busy Bee Garden Centre on Saturday, April 6th from 11am-3pm. Make sure you pop in and visit us. Ee-aww!

Meet The Donkeys At Busy Bee2019-04-02T13:20:12+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.