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The sanctuary rescues and looks after the welfare of over 90 donkeys , who enjoy life in the beautiful countryside in the Wroxall Valley . The donkeys are all named ,and live in groups in paddocks which can be visited by extensive walkways around the site . The groups of donkeys include the Old and Proud Herd ,the Youngsters, The Diet group, The main Boys , the Main Girls and the Miniature Donkey group ! In addition there are several groups of donkeys who are in their own ‘Special’ Group because they have specific medical needs or feeding requirements .

The sanctuary rescues and looks after the welfare of over 90 donkeys , who enjoy life in the beautiful countryside in the Wroxall Valley . The donkeys are all named ,and live in groups in paddocks which can be visited by extensive walkways around the site . The groups of donkeys include the Old and Proud Herd ,the Youngsters, The Diet group, The main Boys , the Main Girls and the Miniature Donkey group ! In addition there are several groups of donkeys who are in their own ‘Special’ Group because they have specific medical needs or feeding requirements .

People can walk round the miles of paths, visiting the different groups, stroking and petting them , or taking part in our ‘Donkey Spotting’ competitions . Once the Covid 19 Pandemic has disappeared the sanctuary will be offering ‘Care for a Donkey ‘ packages where people can book to take part in a short session of learning how we look after our animals-this will involve some hands on activities including some grooming and feeding of our animals.

The sanctuary has a wildlife area and stream , and families can take part in a wildlife quiz whilst wandering through the wild flowers and grasses.

New for 2020 will be Grazers Café ,offering fresh hot and cold snacks ,with beautiful views from the recently converted barn. A refurbished gift shop ‘The Browse and Brays Shop’ will also open its doors for the first time in 2020, selling donkey gifts ,and most important of all for the sanctuary, donkey adoptions !

Come and Meet the donkeys !! www.iowdonkeysanctuary.org

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