Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

This is to let you know that the Sanctuary will remain temporarily closed for the time being. This is for the safety of our donkeys, staff, volunteers and supporters.
Many people have been ringing us to ask when we will reopen the Sanctuary and we will reopen when it is safe to do so. We would like to thank you all for your kindness and support over this difficult time. It is much appreciated by our staff who have been working hard over the lockdown period. Both we and the donkeys will be so pleased to see you all, when we can do so in safety.
For further information about reopening please check both our Facebook page and our website.


Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary is a registered charity that cares for abused and ill-treated donkeys and other animals. Although we do not actively rescue other animals, those that have joined us in recent years include a sheep, some goats, chickens, geese, ducks and a pot bellied pig called Percy.

Located in the village of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell near Wallingford, Oxfordshire, we welcome visitors between 11am and 4pm daily. Although we do not charge an entrance fee, donations are appreciated. We are unable to allow dogs in the main yard as donkeys and strange dogs do not mix. Donkeys wander around the yard so this rule is for your dogs safety. Dogs are allowed in the front paddock walkway on a lead. 

Upcoming Events …

For more events including our annual country show, donkey show and carol service see the events section.