Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary – Great to see you here!

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary is a registered charity that cares for ill-treated and neglected 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 and ducks.

Located on the edge of 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 (although Assistance Dogs are allowed) 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.


Come and Visit us

Opening Times

We are open daily between 11am and 4pm, except Christmas day.

Find Us

Located on the edge of the village of Brightwell-Cum-Sotwell, just outside Wallingford, Oxfordshire.


There’s no parking or entrance fee to visit us, but donations are always appreciated.

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary – How you can help

As a registered charity, Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary is only funded through donations and, although we have a few full-time staff, we rely on volunteers to keep us going.


Join our community and…

Make A Donation

Your donation, no matter what size, will enable us to continue our work caring for the 120+ donkeys in our care.

Become A Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities range from working in the gift shop, helping with the donkeys, or attending events.

Buy Gifts

We have a large range of gifts, in our gift shop, or online.

In a few words...

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary is a registered charity that cares for abused and neglected donkeys. We currently have over 100 donkeys that we care for passionately, as well as a couple of goats and a duck.

Read the latest news from our blog:

October Round Up

Halloween Scarecrow and Donkey Trail   For the whole of the half-term week in October, we had a Halloween Scarecrow and Donkey Trail.  It was organised and...

September Round Up

All the way from Ontario, Canada  Today we had a special visitor, Gillian, she has come all the way from Ontario, Canada.  She was born in the area, but went to...

August Round-up

Donkey Breed Society Championship   Success for Island Farm donkeys at the Donkey Breed Society Championship Show in Warwickshire. 'Perehill Magical Moments'...

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary – Events

As a registered charity, Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary relies on funds raised via various events throughout the year.

Below you will see our upcoming events and can click through to see more events coming soon.


Come and Visit us

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary - Reviews

Just some of the lovely reviews that people who have visited the donkey sanctuary have left for us on Google.

Who are we?

We are an independent charity working for the rescue and care of ill-treated and neglected donkeys.

How can you help?

Become a volunteer, make a donation, adopt a donkey, leave a legacy, support our events.