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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
'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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]