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.

December Carol Service

2017-12-12T18:27:22+00:00

This coming Saturday (16th December 2017) we will be holding our Carol Service and Nativity Play. As always, everyone is welcome - free entry and free parking. The service starts from 3pm.

December Carol Service 2017-12-12T18:27:22+00:00

Wellington Vale Care Home Visit

2017-12-04T18:12:37+00:00

On Friday (1st Dec), we traveled to North Island to visit Wellington Vale Care Home in Waterlooville, for our first ever 'International ' gig. Sooty and Doughnut went with Emily and Julia, and Derek was their chauffeur in the Donkey Bus. They all had an exciting time on the ferry and liked the care [...]

Wellington Vale Care Home Visit 2017-12-04T18:12:37+00:00

Red Funnel Charity of the Year?

2017-12-11T12:22:05+00:00

Exciting News! Word has just officially reached us that we are in the final three to become the 2018 Red Funnel Charity of the Year! The chosen charity will receive extra support from Red Funnel throughout the whole of 2018, something which will make a massive difference to our work, not only here at [...]

Red Funnel Charity of the Year? 2017-12-11T12:22:05+00:00

Christmas Market 2017

2017-11-18T16:47:51+00:00

Our Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary Christmas Market will take place on Sunday 26th November 2017, from 11am-4pm. There will be a variety of local stalls and craftwork, from cushions to Christmas handmade items, jewelry, scarves, photography, frames, candles, soaps, books and even our own knitted donkeys and a teddy tombola. There will also be wine tasting in the [...]

Christmas Market 2017 2017-11-18T16:47:51+00:00

Pet Show

2017-11-06T16:33:03+00:00

We're so excited about this! 'Tell Us About Your Pet' Show - yes, children up to the age of 12 years old are invited along to the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary on Saturday, 11th November 2017 from 2pm to tell us all about their hand-held pets. We would like the children to tell [...]

Pet Show 2017-11-06T16:33:03+00:00

Jimbob Arrives From Carisbrooke Castle

2017-11-03T13:26:12+00:00

'Jimbob' was collected from Carisbrooke Castle this morning and has now safely arrived at his new home, the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. As you can see, he's settling in well.

Jimbob Arrives From Carisbrooke Castle 2017-11-03T13:26:12+00:00

Goodbye Old Friend

2017-11-02T12:11:33+00:00

We are sorry to announce that Pickles, our oldest female donkey, has passed peacefully away. Pickles literally succumbed to old age, having lived well into her late forties. She passed away in our barns, in the company of our staff and her donkey friends. Tests have revealed that her vital organs had simply 'given [...]

Goodbye Old Friend 2017-11-02T12:11:33+00:00

We’re Open All Year Round

2017-10-31T14:50:41+00:00

Just a little reminder to say we're open all year round. Yes, you can come and visit us 10am - 4.30pm every day of the week, including Sundays. In fact, the only days we're closed is Christmas Day and New Year's Day - other than that, our donkeys need some love all throughout the [...]

We’re Open All Year Round 2017-10-31T14:50:41+00:00

5000 Likes!

2017-10-28T11:34:23+00:00

With your help, we've done it...5,000 "Likes"   Thank you so much to EVERYBODY for all their support through our website and social media; we've couldn't have done it without you all. We read every comment. To think just 3 years ago we didn't even have a Facebook page!   We're now on our [...]

5000 Likes! 2017-10-28T11:34:23+00:00

Henry’s Remarkable Story

2017-10-27T11:19:27+00:00

Life at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is never dull, certainly not in the last 3 weeks! On Saturday 21st, our very old but very favourite donkey HENRY, became ill, very suddenly. Henry is often known as Henry One Tooth, for obvious reasons. He is very old but very motivated for life! Henry [...]

Henry’s Remarkable Story 2017-10-27T11:19:27+00:00
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