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Tamar Valley Donkey Park

Age group: 5+

Location: EAST Cornwall


Contact: nr Gunnislake, PL18 9HW

TEL: 01822 834072


The Tamar Valley Donkey Park, nr Callington in east Cornwall, is primarily about providing a safe sanctuary for needy animals, it definitely does this and also offers a hands on interactive aspect for visitors.


The Donkey Park is Cornwall’s only donkey sanctuary in fact, which is situated in beautiful Cornish countryside overlooking the Tamar Valley with views to Plymouth Sound, between Gunnislake and Callington. It is the home to numerous donkeys & goats, ponies, sheep, pigs, rabbits and more.


The sanctuary survives only by the entry charge and it's Adopt-a-Donkey scheme my birds too.


You can feed and pet the donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits and guinea-pigs, you can even take a donkey for a walk!  Plus, with an outdoor adventure playground and indoor play-barn & soft play area, children can enjoy themselves whatever the weather.


You can see the staff genuinely care for the animals, which is great to see,  and if you take the time to talk to the staff they will tell you all about the background of the various animals (from ferrets to pigs to goats to donkeys by the way!). They are very helpful and informative.


Food available on site, which is all fresh and reasonably priced. There are plenty of play areas available for children of all ages so certainly a day out for the family; the Donkey Drop-In all weather play barn, provides a great indoor play for the children should there be a little mizzle in the air.


Note: This is a dog-friendly visitor attraction my bewties. You are able to take your dog(s) - on leads, of course!

Callington 4 miles, Saltash 12 miles, Launceston 14 miles