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Free open-day on Sunday at the IW Donkey Sanctuary

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Fans of the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary in Wroxall will be delighted to hear that their very popular open day is back after a two-year absence due to Covid.

The family-friendly free day out will take place on Sunday (May 1) and will have something for everyone, including an array of stalls, a Victorian fun fair, live music and lots of displays and demonstrations including dog agility, historic vehicles and falconry. But, as ever, the real stars of the show will be the sanctuary’s permanent residents, the 140 or so donkeys. You can meet them all and learn about the welfare work that goes on at the sanctuary.

The open day will run from 10:30am until 4pm. No booking is required, but parking is limited and priority will be given to disabled badge holders. There will be a free park and ride service available from 10am until 5pm, running from St. Francis Primary School in Ventnor. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome in all areas.

Although the open day is free, the sanctuary relies entirely upon the generosity of the public, so while you’re there why not treat your favourite donkey to a bale of hay for just £5 or adopt one for just £2.50 a month?