Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary


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.

Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Carols with the Donkeys. Take a break from the election and join us for a special event at a very special time of year. Everyone is welcome to our Christmas Carol Service being held on Thursday[...]
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Craft Fair at Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Nr. Wallingford. Sunday 15th December from 11 am. Varied stalls, good parking and refreshments. Setting up for sellers from 9 am. Pitches available from £ 10.00 (tables supplied), booking recommended. Buyers entry[...]
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary