Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

Following the change to restrictions it is no longer necessary to book your visit in advance but the opening hours currently remain the same:

11am to 1pm

Closed for cleaning from 1.00pm and reopens

2.00pm to 4.00pm


Visitors are requested to scan the NHS Track and Trace QR code

or provide contact details.

Everyone should use the sanitiser provided and wear a mask in the

Gift Shop (unless exempt)

 The staff, volunteers and donkeys are really looking forward to seeing you all again and thank you for 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.