The Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary

This is your chance to get up close to donkeys and the other rescued animals living at Penty Noweth Farm. Hear about the stories of each of the donkeys and marvel at these wonderful creatures in a quiet, calm and caring environment.

Founded by Mary Berryman in 1995, The Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary, at Mabe Burnthouse, now provides a safe home for over 100 donkeys and horses, all of which have been rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment. Judy, Mary’s daughter, and Laurie continue with the Flicka legacy that Mary left and in 2020, Flicka celebrated their Silver Jubilee – 25 years of animal rescue. They have recently launched an appeal to build an equine hospital to provide the best care for rescued donkeys and ponies.

Set in the beautiful Cornish countryside close to Falmouth, find out about the work of the sanctuary and wander along the trail between the paddocks to watch the donkeys and the horses – some of which may stroll over to the fence to greet you. 

A visit to the donkeys and horses makes for a lovely family day out. It’s warming to see the donkeys and other rescued animals living at the farm, enjoying the fields or their cosy stalls, and basking in the care and attention they are now receiving. 

Request a personal guided tour, pit stop at the Coffee Cabin for refreshments, and take advantage of the donkey-themed souvenirs in the gift shop. 

There is no admission charge but donations are always very welcome as The Flicka Foundation could not survive without visitor generosity and help.