Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary


MONDAY 17th MAY  11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm


We can only allow entry to visitors who have MADE A BOOKING


Ring: 07865 589 896

The line is open every day 11am to 5pm from Monday 10th May

When booking you will be asked for your name, contact details and how many

are in your party (up to a maximum of six or two households)

There will two sessions: Morning (11am to 1pm) and Afternoon (2pm to 4pm)

with timed arrivals for 15 visitors every half hour:

11am, 11.30am, 12noon

Closed from 1.00pm and re-open at

2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm

Morning visitors can stay until 1pm, Afternoon visitors can stay until 4pm


Follow the signs to the YARD GATE where you will be checked in by a member of staff

When entering the YARD each party leader MUST scan the QR sign (NHS Track and Trace)

Everyone should use the sanitiser provided, maintain social distancing, follow the one-way system and wear a mask in the Gift Shop.


The staff, volunteers and donkeys are really looking forward to seeing you all again in a way which is safe for everyone.

We appreciate your co-operation and support.


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.