Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

Please note: The deadline for Christmas adoptions is Tuesday 17th December, Applications received after that date will not be processed and dispatched in time for Christmas.


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.

Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11:00 am
Table Top and Jumble Sale at the Sanctuary on Saturday 22nd February.          Doors open from 11 am. Lots of interesting stalls so you are bound to find a bargain. New sellers are always[...]
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
  Antique and Collectors Fair at Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Nr. Wallingford. Sunday 1st March from 10 am. Varied stalls, good parking and refreshments. Setting up for sellers from 8 am. Pitches available from £ 10.00 (tables supplied),[...]
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary