The Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary

A mere stone’s throw from Trewena, our neighbours at the Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary are a must see on your visit to Cornwall. Home to over 100 donkeys, each a character in their own right, the sanctuary is always a joy to visit, not least to be able to see these lovely animals now being treated with such care in idyllic surroundings. 

The sanctuary came into being under the steam of the late Mary Berryman in 1995. For more than 25 years it’s been welcoming visitors who want to meet the residents, but who also raising awareness of their mission. 

On your visit you can meet Flicka’s donkeys and ponies, and petting is encouraged. Visitors are asked to note however that some of the animals have been recently rescued so for some patience will be required to warm to people again. There are several barns to visit, but the most fun to he have is looking around the paddocks where there’s often some four-legged high jinx on show!

There is actually no fee for entry as the overall mission is to raise awareness. There is however a lovely cafe and gift shop on site which helps keep the sanctuary going, as well as donation boxes, so we’d really encourage buying a coffee in the very least to keep that love spreading!

We’re very proud to be Flicka’s recommended accommodation for your visit to Cornwall. Situation opposite the sanctuary, Trewena Cottages are the perfect setting for your visit to Cornwall. Just 10 minutes from the centre of Falmouth and some of Cornwall’s best beaches, you can choose from ‘Little Avalon’ our 1850s labourers cottage, or ‘The Pigsty’ our converted barn.